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Apr 20, 2016

HotSchedules and Agilysys Announce Global Partnership for Industry-Leading Workforce Management in Hospitality

AUSTIN, TEXAS and ALPHARETTA, GA — April 20, 2016— HotSchedules, provider of cloud-based technologies that automate restaurant operations, and Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software and services, today announced a strategic partnership that adds the power of HotSchedules world-class workforce management platforms to the award-winning Agilysys hospitality solution portfolio. With this partnership, customers will benefit from an integrated POS and labor management solution that can help them create schedules 75 percent faster and save on average 2 percent on labor costs, all while streamlining operations and enhancing the guest experience.

As the first Master-level partner in HotSchedules’ recently-announced Global Channel Partnership Network, Agilysys will now offer HotSchedules’ advanced restaurant management platform to new and existing customers. Integration with Agilysys’ industry-leading InfoGenesis® POS provides users with a robust mobile labor management solution to enable cutting-edge restaurant operations.

“HotSchedules is the market leader in restaurant labor management, and we are extremely impressed with the depth of features, technical maturity and continued focus on innovation,” said Jim Dennedy, President and CEO at Agilysys. “Through this unique relationship, Agilysys is the first to offer this type of important combined solution to the hospitality industry. This comprehensive solution suite delivers the simplicity and visibility customers need to manage their entire operation, now and into the future.”
 
With more than 3,000 hospitality customers, Agilysys will offer HotSchedules to its existing installed base, providing expert implementation to ensure a seamless experience for end users.  The new solution gives Agilysys customers access not only to advanced BI and management tools today, but also to future solutions and IoT integrations.
 
“Agilysys’ complementary customers and global reach will dramatically increase our footprint, adding new markets and opportunities for us to expand our customer base and shape the future of the hospitality industries through technology,” said Anthony Lye, President and CEO at HotSchedules. “We’re thrilled to have Agilysys on board as our first Master Partner and look forward to helping grow both their product portfolio and customer base.”
 
As part of the Master-level channel program, Agilysys owns the entire customer experience, with complete responsibility for implementation to service and support, backed by full enablement, onboarding and certification from HotSchedules. The new solution integrates fully with Agilysys’ industry-leading InfoGenesis POS solution, and the company will provide training and support to ensure its customers take full advantage of all the new features on the HotSchedules platform.

To learn more about the HotSchedules cloud and mobile restaurant management solution, visit www.hotschedules.com. For more information about Agilysys hospitality solutions, visit www.agilysys.com.

About HotSchedules®
HotSchedules® provides mobile, cloud-based technology for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. The company delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to automate operational challenges, making working for and in restaurants easier and more efficient. Its world-class products include social recruiting, e-learning, comprehensive labor management, BI, inventory, print and digital logbooks and various applications built on their self-publishing API platform. HotSchedules is proud to serve more than 2 million users in over 150,000 locations across 26 countries. For more information, visit www.hotschedules.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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CONTACTS:

Media
Mary Kay Hyde, HotSchedules, 512-904-2065, marykay.hyde@hotschedules.com
Robert Shecterle, Agilysys, Inc., 770-810-6046, Robert.Shecterle@agilysys.com

Investors
Richard Land, Norberto Aja or Jim Leahy, JCIR, 212-835-8500, agys@jcir.com

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