Stratton Warren System Implemented at Multiple Properties in Macau
CLEVELAND – July 13, 2010 – Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, today announced that Melco Crown Entertainment Limited ("Melco Crown Entertainment", Nasdaq: MPEL), a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities focused on the Macau market, has selected the Stratton Warren System inventory and procurement solution for its gaming properties in Macau. The solution will be implemented at Altira Macau, an upscale casino hotel located in Taipa; City of Dreams, an integrated urban resort located in Cotai that includes hotels, casinos, restaurants, retail shops and entertainment; and the Mocha Clubs, which feature approximately 1,500 gaming machines in eight locations, comprising the largest non-casino based operation of electronic gaming machines in Macau.
"We needed an exceptionally strong and stable inventory and procurement system designed for the hotel and casino industry, and the Stratton Warren System fits the bill," said Richard Tsiang, executive vice president and chief development officer of Melco Crown Entertainment. "The system has all the features and functionality we were looking for, and it allows us to centralize the procurement process across multiple properties. We are confident it can handle the high volume of activity generated at our properties and that it will enhance the exceptional quality of guest service to which we are committed."
The Stratton Warren System (SWS) is a full-featured inventory and procurement solution that maximizes purchasing power and reduces operational costs. Recognized as a leading inventory and procurement system in the hospitality industry, SWS automates the entire procurement process — from food and beverage to general property materials — and provides a fast and measurable return on investment by enhancing operational efficiency and helping eliminate time-consuming and error-prone paper documents. Features of SWS version 8.2 include a new graphical user interface, store and forward enhancements, electronic invoicing capabilities, budget tracking and improved security.
"In a competitive gaming environment like Macau, properties must work diligently to control costs and streamline operations," said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions Group."The Stratton Warren System will help Altira Macau, City of Dreams and the Mocha Clubs stay competitive by allowing them to obtain the most favorable prices on everything from linens to soft drinks. Our comprehensive inventory and procurement solution will improve order accuracy, enhance efficiency and enable these properties to conserve resources in virtually every department."
Melco Crown Entertainment Limited ("Melco Crown Entertainment"), an entertainment company listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, is a developer, owner and, through a Macau subsidiary that holds a gaming sub-concession, an operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities focused on the Macau market. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located in Taipa, and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai. Melco Crown Entertainment's business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which feature a total of approximately 1,500 gaming machines in eight locations and comprise the largest non-casino based operation of electronic gaming machines in Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment has strong support from both of its major shareholders, Melco International Development Limited ("Melco") and Crown Limited ("Crown"). Melco is a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is substantially owned and led by Lawrence Ho, who is co-chairman, a director and the CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-100 company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and is led by Executive Chairman James Packer, who is also co-chairman and a director of Melco Crown Entertainment.
Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology — including hardware, software and services — to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. 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 www.agilysys.com.
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Bill Gergely, Agilysys, 440-519-8188, firstname.lastname@example.org.