|[July 17, 2014]
Agilysys and Compass Group North America Expand Partnership with Additional Deployment of Agilysys Elevate™ POS Solution
ALPHARETTA, Ga. & CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative
information technology and hospitality software, and Compass (News - Alert) Group North
America, a leader in foodservice management and support services, today
announced an expansion of their technology partnership as Compass Group
rolls out the Agilysys Elevate™ POS solution to additional customer
Elevate is a cloud-based, single-pass point-of-sale system that enables
customers to take advantage of fast-moving trends in application
delivery. The system uses open architecture for maximum flexibility and
scalability and employs Verishield Total Protect, an advanced end-to-end
encryption technology from VeriFone that securely protects cardholder
data and helps reduce PCI (News - Alert) scope for merchants.
Compass Group's initial phase rollout, which began in January, focused
on corporate dining; the solution is now being expanded to schools,
healthcare facilities and other foodservice locations the company
serves. Elevate is currently installed in more than two dozen locations,
with new sites being added every month.
Features of the Elevate solution include remote deployment capabilities,
flexible configuration, intuitive order entry and unified enterprise
reporting. The system supports a variety of peripheral devices,
including barcode scanners, receipt printers, scales and pole displays.
Elevate is a cost-effective pint-of-sale option, reducing the level of
professional services required to implement, configure and manage the
system. A monthly subscription fee includes support and maintenance, and
upgrades are delivered automatically as new versions are released.
"The Elevate solution has been highly successful for us," said Mike
Barner, senior vice president of field systems at Compass Group North
America. "The solution brings our clients tremendous value in terms of
cost-effectiveness, flexibility and the ability to integrate with other
systems, such as our loss prevention software. A cloud-based solution
also offers our customers a much less costly option than a premise-based
system; yet, it provides the same functionality as a full-blown
"Compass Group is a leader when it comes to using technology, and we are
pleased that the company is expanding its use of the Elevate solution,"
said Tony Ross, vice president of sales for Agilysys. "Elevate is
designed to focus on simplicity without sacrificing functionality.
Often, simple service outlets looking for a POS solution come to the
conclusion that their budget can't accommodate traditional on-premise
technology. With Elevate, these customers can significantly reduce their
cost of ownership while enjoying the benefits of a comprehensive
Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise
software, services and solutions to the hospitality industry. The
company specializes in market-leading point-of-sale, property
management, inventory & procurement, workforce management 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 and cruise lines. Agilysys
operates extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with
corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, and offices in Singapore,
Hong Kong and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
About Compass Group North America
Based in Charlotte, NC, Compass Group North America is the leading
foodservice management and support services company with $12.8 billion
USD (�8 billion) in revenues in 2013. With more than 500,000 associates
worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC, had revenues
of �17.6 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013.
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