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Agilysys and Modiv Media Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Mobile Commerce for Grocers

In-Store Solutions to Help Grocers Leverage Mobile Technologies and Enhance Customer Convenience


CLEVELAND and QUINCY, MA—Jan. 13, 2012—Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise software, services and solutions to the hospitality and retail industries, and Modiv Media, the leading mobile shopper marketing company, today announced a partnership to deliver in-store mobile shopping solutions to grocers nationwide. The partnership enables grocers to enhance the shopping experience through the use and integration of mobile technologies, personalized offers, coupon targeting, mobile self-checkout, mobile payment and rapid integration with IBM point-of-sale (POS) systems. As the foundation of its mobile commerce efforts, Modiv Media enables Agilysys to bring an industry-proven solution to its large base of retailers.   


“Consumer acceptance of mobile and self-service technologies, along with the pervasiveness of smartphones, enables grocers to rethink their self-service strategies to integrate mobile shopping and self-checkout.  Realizing wireless and mobility solutions are playing an increasing role in consumer-owned devices, we are excited to partner with the leading consumer mobile shopping company, Modiv Media, to expand our current mobile application offerings, development and services capabilities,” said Aaron Hagler, vice president, Solutions Delivery, Agilysys Retail Solutions Group.  “Modiv Media has unparalleled experience with installations in hundreds of grocery stores and industry-leading in-aisle targeting capabilities that collectively increase convenience, loyalty and value to the grocer’s customers.”

Modiv Media’s retailer-branded mobile shopping solution—including a multi-channel media delivery service that drives personalized offers to shoppers—enhances Agilysys’ ability to develop and deploy in-store mobile shopping solutions on consumer-owned devices, including iOS and Android smartphones. Hagler continued, “Based on Agilysys’ knowledge of the IBM POS system, and leveraging Modiv’s domain expertise, the team can rapidly and reliably integrate a mobile shopping solution into a grocer’s existing infrastructure, providing shoppers with the time-saving ability to scan, bag and check-out via a dedicated pay station. At the same time, the combination of consumer-owned smartphones and new, advanced express self-checkout pay stations can dramatically lower the grocer’s cost of implementation and total cost of ownership.”

“Given their longstanding commitment to serving retailers, Agilysys is a natural partner for Modiv,” said John Caron, senior vice president, Marketing, Modiv Media. “In working with leading grocers worldwide, we know it is imperative to constantly improve the in-store shopping experience. By offering the benefits of Modiv’s in-store mobile solution, coupled with Agilysys’ deep knowledge and experience in working with IBM POS systems, this partnership provides retailers with the unparalleled ability to rapidly build, test and deploy a mobile experience that meets the expectations of their shoppers.”

Agilysys and Modiv Media are ideally suited to assist grocers in the integration of in-store mobile shopping and checkout technologies throughout the entire solution lifecycle. To find out more, please visit Agilysys and Modiv Media during the NRF 101st Annual Convention & EXPO at Booth #1959.

About Agilysys

Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise software, services and solutions to the hospitality and retail industries. The Company specializes in market-leading point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement, and mobile and wireless solutions that are designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency and enhance the consumer’s experience. Agilysys serves casinos, resorts, hotels, foodservice venues, stadiums, cruise lines, grocery stores, convenience stores, general and specialty retail businesses and partners. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales and support offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong.

 

For more information, visit http://www.agilysys.com.

 

About Modiv Media

Modiv Media is a mobile shopper marketing company dedicated to producing solutions that increase revenue and shopper loyalty for mass market retailers. Through its retailer-branded, media-driven mobile commerce approach, the company influences one million shopping trips per month by delivering over 10 million targeted offers per month to in-store mobile shoppers and facilitates over $1 billion in sales annually for retailers. For more information, visit www.modivmedia.com or follow @Modiv on Twitter.

 

Agilysys Investor Contact:

Curtis Stout

Vice President and Treasurer

Agilysys, Inc.                                                           

440-519-8635

curtis.stout@agilysys.com

 

Modiv MediaContact:

Katie Judd

Racepoint Group on Behalf of Modiv Media

kjudd@racepointgroup.com

781-487-4656

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