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Sep 21, 2015

Agilysys Recognized as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's Food & Beverage POS Solution Vendor Landscape Report

ALPHARETTA, GA. — Sept. 21, 2015 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that the company has been listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's Food & Beverage Point-of-Sale (POS) Solution Vendor Landscape report for its industry-leading InfoGenesis® POS system. Info-Tech Research Group's Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology industry. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offerings and their strategies for the enterprise, the reports acknowledge the contributions of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

Evaluations in the point-of-sale solution category ranked POS vendors and their products based on eight criteria ─ features, usability, affordability, architecture, viability, strategy, reach and channel. The report, which focuses on functionality and compatibility of POS software, includes vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms. Champions not only received high scores for most evaluation criteria but also offer excellent value, have a strong market presence and are typically industry trendsetters.

"The Agilysys InfoGenesis POS solution is a flexible and highly configurable point-of-sale system that offers very strong integration capabilities," said Larry Fretz, lead analyst for Info-Tech Research Group's Gaming & Hospitality Practice. "The solution is also able to meet the needs of single independent operators as well as those of large chains. It particularly excels in the casino hotel space, where Agilysys is a dominant player. By combining the Agilysys product suite with the InfoGenesis POS system, Agilysys has been able to build a large library of gaming integrations."

InfoGenesis POS is a comprehensive point-of-sale system that combines an easy-to-use terminal and tablet touchscreen application with industry-leading offline capabilities and enterprise-quality configuration and reporting functionality. It features real-time reporting, support for packages and prix fixe menus, and multi-language capabilities that drive service flexibility and increase operational efficiency. The system, which can be deployed on site or as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, easily manages any combination of food, beverage and retail service and integrates with other Agilysys next-generation solutions as well as a wide variety of third-party providers. InfoGenesis Flex offers full point-of-sale functionality delivered on state-of-the-art tablets, providing a feature-rich mobile experience for restaurant and foodservice operations.

"This latest report by Info-Tech Research Group underscores the importance of the point-of-sale system to the overall hospitality operation and provides helpful information to IT decision-makers as they select POS technology," said Jim Walker, vice president of sales and marketing at Agilysys. "The InfoGenesis POS solution, which is used by some of the biggest names in the hospitality  industry, is one of the most versatile point-of-sale systems on the market. And now, with the release of InfoGenesis POS v4.4.7, the solution delivers even more powerful capabilities, including integration with rGuest Seat, Agilysys' innovative restaurant reservations and table management solution, and rGuest Analyze, Agilysys' robust business intelligence solution. These enhancements, along with other new features and functionality, enable hospitality venues to streamline food and beverage operations, capitalize on revenue opportunities and create lasting connections with guests that drive repeat business."

About GHRC 
Info-Tech's Gaming & Hospitality Research Center (GHRC) focuses on providing practical and tactical advice for CIOs, VPs and director-level IT professionals within the casino and resort market. Evaluating vendors and products specific to the gaming and hospitality industry is a revolutionary way to help assess current and future technology. Increased value and accelerated business results can be realized when combined with GHRC consulting services that use a structured, industry best practices approach across four major IT focus areas: IT/Business Alignment, Applications, Infrastructure and Risk Management.

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of more than 30,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group is the global leader in providing tactical, practical information technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has an 18-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm. For more information, visit www.infotech.com.

About Agilysys
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 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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