Agilysys Announces Availability of the Guest 360™ Solution

Next-Generation Property Management System Takes Revolutionary Approach, Designed to Give Hotels a Competitive Advantage

Jun 22, 2010, 08:00 ET from Agilysys, Inc.

CLEVELAND, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, has announced the availability of the Guest 360™ solution. Guest 360, a next-generation property management system, offers a revolutionary approach to property management and is designed to give hotels a competitive advantage.

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The Guest 360 solution is the industry's first full-function property management system built from the ground up to utilize Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA), which provides a highly scalable and flexible solution for hotels and resorts of all sizes as well as multi-property operations. The open database and cross-platform solution takes an entirely new approach to inventory, using the same attributes-based criteria hoteliers use to sell rooms, such as 'view', 'bed type', 'room class' and 'smoking/nonsmoking.' Another key differentiator of the Guest 360 solution is an improved security process. While it has the ability to use Active Directory for user set-up efficiency, it also allows internal audit and security staff to authorize access to users and user roles at the field level.

The Guest 360 property management system also features a centralized repository for guest profiles called Guest Hub, which contains guest history, itineraries, interests and preferences. The system's intuitive features move beyond traditional property management to help hoteliers exceed guest expectations by tracking preferences from visit to visit and hotel to hotel.

With the addition of the Guest 360 solution, Agilysys offers three property management systems, each customized for a particular market segment. The Lodging Management System® (LMS) is well-suited for large-scale hotel and gaming properties; the Visual One™ property management system is designed for full-service resorts and hotels as well as tribal and regional casinos; and now, the Guest 360 solution is available for hotel chains and multi-property hotel groups.

"Deciding which property management system is the best fit for your environment is an enormous task," said Donna Porter, corporate director of information technology for Evans Hotels in San Diego. "Yet, after viewing a demo of the Guest 360 solution, we knew it was the right system for us. It covers the fundamentals within our environment, and its multi-property features are exactly what we need. We are also excited about the Guest Hub functionality, which will enable our properties to anticipate guest needs and offer more personalized service."

The Guest 360 solution is based on key functionality found in current Agilysys property management systems as well as user recommendations and industry trends, such as guest-oriented reservation management. The system's intuitive features move beyond traditional property management to assist in predicting guest preferences and make suggestions based on guest recognition.

"The Guest 360 solution offers a real departure from traditional property management systems that merely track reservations and perform check-in and check-out," said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions Group. "By capturing guest events, information and preferences, the solution enables hotels to truly know their guests and, as a result, realize a competitive advantage. The Guest 360 solution takes property management to an entirely new level of effectiveness with technology that addresses the areas that matter most to hotels and their guests."

Agilysys will demo the Guest 360 solution at HITEC, June 22-24 in Orlando, Booth #809.

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 Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales and support offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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