ALPHARETTA, GA. — June 11, 2015 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced general availability of WMx v6.1, the latest version of its industry-leading workforce management software solution. The new version features a number of enhancements that streamline workforce operations, including improved scheduling efficiency, more precise labor forecasting and optimized display options.
WMx is a comprehensive and feature-rich enterprise solution designed to help hospitality organizations boost workforce productivity and efficiency. It includes tools for performance-based scheduling, dynamic labor forecasting, embedded workflow for employee hiring, employee self-service and multiple time-capture solutions. It seamlessly integrates with numerous point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement and payroll systems, enabling hospitality managers to reduce labor costs, increase profitability and enhance guest service.
WMx also includes functionality that helps hospitality organizations comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines through planning, monitoring and reporting on employee work hours and real-time ACA status. The WMx mobile solution, which features apps for both Android and iOS platforms, allows employers to manage their workforces seamlessly from anywhere, including the ability to view posted schedules and approve employee requests.
The latest version of the Agilysys WMx solution features a number of enhancements, including:
- Automatic tip pool distributions that allocate tips among participating staff and allow employers to define unique distribution rules, such as 'equal share' or 'proportional to hours worked'
- Improved scheduling efficiency that enables managers to schedule multiple shifts in a single action
- More precise labor forecasting that gives employers the option of setting open/close times for the entire enterprise or for individual operations
- Transfer employee enhancements that permit the transfer of employees in both standard and advanced HR module configurations
- Optimized display options for forecasting that allow the enterprise to select the display interval for each performance measure
"Now, more than ever, restaurants and other hospitality venues need the best tools available to manage and empower staff," said Maris Berzins, vice president of product engineering at Agilysys. "WMx gives customers the workforce management solutions they need to transform labor management from a drain on the bottom line into a benefit that minimizes costs and streamlines business processes. Moreover, with support for key workforce processes such as recruiting and hiring, maintaining multiple pay rates, scheduling according to employee skill and forecasting on demand, WMx enables customers to build lasting connections with both employees and guests, which results in happier staff and winning guest loyalty."
Agilysys is a leading technology company that provides innovative point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry. The company's solutions and services allow property managers to better connect, interact and transact with their customers by streamlining operations, improving efficiency, increasing guest recruitment and wallet share, and enhancing the overall guest experience. Agilysys serves four major market sectors: Gaming, both corporate and tribal; Hotels, Resorts and Cruise; Foodservice Management; and Restaurants, Universities, Stadia and Healthcare. A significant portion of the company's consolidated revenue is derived from contract support, maintenance and subscription services. Agilysys operates throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, and offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
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Robert Shecterle, Agilysys, Inc., 770-810-6046, Robert.Shecterle@agilysys.com
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