ALPHARETTA, GA — 6 June 2013 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, tonight announce that the company received the ‘Industry Supplier’ category of the TheStadiumBusiness Awards competition. The prestigious award recognises consistent service and industry support provided by a product or service supplier. Award winners were announced tonight at TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2013 in Manchester, UK.
Agilysys submitted documentation outlining the successful implementation of the company’s technology at Chester Racecourse, one of the UK’s most popular venues. Although the racecourse was successful, its growth and profitability were being hampered by labour-intensive manual processes that were slow and sometimes inaccurate. The venue turned to Agilysys for assistance and implemented a comprehensive solution suite, including systems for point-of-sale, inventory and procurement, cash management and business intelligence. The technology has streamlined operations across the business — reducing costs, increasing efficiency, boosting sales and enhancing customer service.
Chester Racecourse now runs Agilysys InfoGenesis™ POS software on 120 terminals throughout the venue. The solution manages back-office and front-of-house sales operations, including private and hospitality boxes and chalets, seven corporate facilities, four bars, two gastropubs, numerous food concessions and the acclaimed 1539 Restaurant. InfoGenesis POS is award-winning point-of-sale software that combines powerful reporting and configuration capabilities in the back office with an easy-to-use touchscreen terminal application. Designed specifically for hospitality environments, the solution features real-time reporting capabilities, packages and prix fixe menus, multi-language capability and advanced sorting, filtering and grouping options.
In addition, Chester Racecourse uses the Agilysys Eatec® inventory and procurement solution to control stock, structure pricing levels and negotiate more favorable supplier contracts. The Eatec solution is a Microsoft® Windows®-based full-featured inventory, procurement and production system designed specifically for the hospitality and foodservice industries. Along with its core purchasing, inventory, recipe, forecasting, production and sales analysis functions, the software also offers modules for catering, cycle planning, retail management and nutrition. The modular structure allows customers to construct the exact set of features they need — whether it is an enterprise-wide solution for multiple sites or a single-site system for multiple functions.
Chester Racecourse also deployed Cash Manager, an automated system for tracking revenue throughout the life cycle of an event. Cash Manager, developed by Agilysys in partnership with Triple Jump Technologies, links with stock, retail and resource management systems to provide a single tool for revenue assurance and monitoring. The solution enables Chester Racecourse to monitor its risk, understand its true cash position and improve race day cash reconciliation.
Finally, Chester Racecourse implemented Agile BI from C24, Ltd., an innovative business intelligence solution that searches applications across the enterprise and gathers data from disparate sources — including databases, email accounts, file directories, intranets and websites — and provides a single point for reporting and analysis. Agile BI seamlessly integrates with Agilysys InfoGenesis POS to enable Chester Racecourse to uncover and exploit data in order to make more informed and intelligent business decisions.
“We are delighted that our submission outlining the Chester Racecourse implementation has resulted in our being named top industry supplier in TheStadiumBusiness Awards competition,” said Adrian Burns, general manager and vice president of Agilysys Europe. “Our commitment to the stadium, arena and sports venue sector of the hospitality market is stronger than ever, and it is truly an honour to be recognised by our peers in this industry.”
The winners of TheStadiumBusiness Awards were announced during TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2013, which was held at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on 6 June.
Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise software, services and solutions to the hospitality and retail industries. The company specialises in market-leading point-of-sale, property management, inventory & procurement and mobile & wireless solutions that are designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency and enhance the guest experience. Agilysys serves casinos, resorts, hotels, foodservice venues, stadiums, cruise lines, grocery stores, convenience stores, general & specialty retail businesses and partners. Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, EMEA headquarters in Cheshire, UK and APAC offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.agilysyseurope.com. – See more at: http://www.agilysyseurope.com/stadiumbizawardsagilysyswins#sthash.dEhltHdi.dpuf