Agilysys Enhances Its NextVision Applications Suite

  Agilysys Enhances Its NextVision Applications Suite

     Applications Provide Strategic Foundation for Retail Store Mobility

NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO Booth #1857

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- January 10, 2013

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative retail
information technology and hospitality software solutions, today announced
major enhancements to its NextVision mobile applications suite.

The enhancements—to NextGateway, NextManager and NextPosition—will be
installable on numerous platforms and were designed to provide retail managers
and store associates access via multiple applications to real-time store and
enterprise information through mobile devices.

NextGateway is the newest addition to the NextVision software suite that
affords Agilysys the opportunity to provide retailers a wide array of
value-add systems functionality based on their existing software investments.
It runs as a Java virtual machine within the existing store server
infrastructure and is a light-weight framework installable on many POS
platforms, including Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions (TGCS) 4690, Windows
and Linux. NextGateway was designed to support a wide array of feature
plug-ins such as store activity reporting, item price information, printer
integration, emailing receipts and options for accessing and sharing local
store and enterprise data. It will be available this month for 4690 OS, and
Agilysys plans to expand to other retail environments such as SAP early in

Agilysys’ NextManager product was enhanced to use the Company’s new gateway
framework to implement store reporting, terminal monitoring and manager
alerts. Versions 3T and 3S will enable managers to receive immediate access to
real-time store information via their Windows Mobile, iOS or Android-based
mobile devices. NextManager Version 3T was redesigned to provide separate
modules for store reports. In addition, it affords monitoring and alerts to
users of Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions 4690-based ACE advanced POS
applications and will be available this month. NextManager Version 3S, which
will be available in March 2013, will provide a reporting module for SAP’s POS

NextPosition Version 3T will enable full mobile POS functionality for Toshiba
Global Commerce Solutions (TGCS) 4690-based Supermarket Application and ACE
applications and will be available in April 2013. The software will be tightly
integrated with TGCS Store Integrator Framework (SIF) and VeriFone’s PayWare
Mobile Enterprise solutions with all forms of payment via secure transaction
on an iTouch, iPad or Android mobile device.

“Mobile technologies are driving the convergence of applications including
POS, payments, loyalty, store and enterprise data with voice,” said Aaron
Hagler, vice president, solutions delivery, Agilysys Retail Solutions Group.
“Every retailer is looking for  a framework, strategy and integration partner
to enable the deployment of mobility at the store level. Agilysys’ NextVision
enhancements and more than two decades of experience with store, POS and
mobile solutions provide the right foundation and recipe for enabling our
retail customers’ success.”

Agilysys is ideally suited to drive the delivery and deployment of end-to-end,
best-in-class mobility solutions. To find out more, please visit Agilysys
during the NRF 102^nd Annual Convention & EXPO at Booth #1857.

About Agilysys

Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise
software, services and solutions to the hospitality and retail industries. The
company specializes in market-leading point-of-sale, property management,
inventory and procurement, and mobile and wireless solutions that are designed
to streamline operations, improve efficiency and enhance the consumer's
experience. Agilysys serves casinos, resorts, hotels, foodservice venues,
stadiums, cruise lines, grocery stores, convenience stores, general and
specialty retail businesses and partners. Agilysys operates extensively
throughout North America, with additional sales and support offices in the
United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information, visit


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