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Information Technology: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Selects Software Solutions by Agilysys

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Agilysys, Inc.  , a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, has announced that Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey, Pa. has selected InfoGenesis(TM) POS and Eatec® Solutions by Agilysys to streamline operations and control costs. The company will use the solutions at Hersheypark, Hersheypark Stadium, Giant Center, Hershey Lodge, The Hotel Hershey, Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park and Hershey Golf Collection.

"We spent a great deal of time looking at software systems for point-of-sale and foodservice management, and our criteria were long and detailed, " said William H. Sheaffer, director of information technology at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. "We were impressed with the wide range of features and functionality found in Eatec Solutions and InfoGenesis POS and the fact that InfoGenesis POS is able to function in all of our venues, whether fine dining, quick-service or retail. We also appreciate the openness of the systems and their real-time reporting features. Agilysys has implemented similar technology in other large venues like ours and has an excellent reputation in the hotel and stadium markets."

InfoGenesis POS is an enterprise-ready point-of-sale solution that combines powerful reporting and configuration capabilities with an easy-to-use touch-screen terminal application. The system, which is designed for multi-unit operations common in hospitality environments, can manage any combination of dining, bar service and gift shop operations. Features of InfoGenesis POS include audit log and electronic journal, real-time reporting capabilities, multi-language capability and advanced sorting, filtering and grouping options. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts has implemented more than 400 InfoGenesis POS terminals in food and beverage and retail outlets throughout its venues.

Eatec Solutions is a full-featured inventory and procurement solution designed especially for the foodservice and hospitality industries. Along with its core purchasing, inventory, recipe, forecasting, production and sales analysis functions, the system also offers modules for catering, concessions and retail. The software solution offers more than 400 standard reports, which will enable Hershey Entertainment & Resorts to make more informed and intelligent business decisions.

"InfoGenesis POS and Eatec Solutions offer a complete and integrated system for managing food and beverage and retail operations, " said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions Group. "This combination is ideal for large and multi-faceted companies like Hershey Entertainment & Resorts that want to maximize profitability, maintain accurate inventory counts and reduce potential losses. These solutions, which are among the most flexible, scalable and reliable on the market, will help ensure that Hershey operates at peak efficiency and delivers outstanding guest service."

About Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is a privately held company founded in 1927, when Milton S. Hershey separated his chocolate manufacturing operations from his other businesses. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts operates Hersheypark, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park, Giant Center, Hersheypark Arena, Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, The Hotel Hershey, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Hershey Highmeadow Campground, Hershey Golf Collection, a variety of dining venues, Hershey Nursery and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning.

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 and China. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.

  PR Contact:
  Maureen Morreale, Agilysys, Inc., 440-519-8161,
  maureen.morreale@agilysys.com

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