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Agilysys Announces Next Release of Hospitality Analytics

 

Business Intelligence Solution Increases Profitability, Drives Competitive Advantage


BOCA RATON, Fla. — June 17, 2008 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, including specifically-designed hospitality software solutions, has announced the release of Hospitality Analytics 2.0, a made-for-hospitality business intelligence solution that consolidates data across disparate systems and multiple locations into a single integrated source for comprehensive reporting, auditing and predictive analysis.


Hospitality Analytics addresses the growing requirement for hospitality providers to leverage data as one of their most important business assets and enables hotel managers and business analysts to make up-to-the-minute fact-based decisions and capitalize on revenue opportunities. The solution identifies industry trends, improves business processes and uncovers risk areas that might otherwise go unchecked. Hospitality Analytics also removes the multitude of manual reports and spreadsheets — many of which contain errors, omissions or duplicate information — from the organization. Reports are up to date and can be saved as private or public or published as a dashboard for review by others.


Hospitality Analytics works with the InfoGenesis POS™ by Agilysys solution and the Stratton Warren System (SWS) inventory and procurement solution by Agilysys and will soon integrate with the company’s property management solutions. The recent addition of an On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube for the SWS solution enables customers to analyze and track trends and costs in the inventory and procurement area of operations.


Other features of Hospitality Analytics 2.0 include:


  • Custom report creation with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface;
  • Visual representations of data with easy-to-read charts, graphs and customizable dashboards;
  • Direct query of data by third-party applications such as Cognos® and Microsoft Excel;
  • SQL server reporting services integration;
  • Performance improvements when loading new data into the application; and
  • Integration with National Weather Service data to standardize analysis for seasonal variations.

Hospitality Analytics is now available in a ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) model, allowing customers to pay for an ongoing subscription rather than having to purchase the software. Benefits include a lower entry price point and elimination of software maintenance and support.


“The latest version of Hospitality Analytics enables hospitality providers to turn predictive analysis into data-based business decisions,” said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions Group. “Reporting is meaningless unless it helps an organization achieve insight into its business and, as a result, maximize revenue. Hospitality Analytics gives management unprecedented support for their business and operations decisions, enabling them to see the ‘big picture’ and use that information to increase profitability and enhance guest service.”


About Agilysys, Inc.
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 Boca Raton, Fla., Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit
www.agilysys.com.


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Maureen Morreale, Agilysys, Inc., 440-519-8161,
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