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ARMONK, N.Y., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, has turned to IBM (NYSE: IBM) for real-time tracking of medical equipment to ensure that life saving medical devices are instantly available and expertly maintained. (Photo: ) (Logo: ) As healthcare systems become smarter, complex medical and diagnostic equipment that provides vast amounts of data are moving closer to the patient. However, with new portable tests and imaging devices, equipment is often moved from a patient to decontamination and then to another patient, or shared among different departments, yet it is common for hospitals to lose track of these mobile assets. For example, a portable telemetry device used to record electrical activity of the h... (more)

Starboard Value Files Preliminary Proxy Materials for the Election of Directors at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Progress Software

NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard"), one of the largest shareholders of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) with current ownership of approximately 5.2% of the outstanding shares, today announced that it filed preliminary proxy materials with the SEC regarding the election of directors to the Progress Board at the 2012 Annual Meeting.  In its preliminary proxy, Starboard reiterated its belief that Progress is deeply undervalued and stated that Starboard's slate of highly qualified nominees possesses the right mix of skill sets to ensure that Progress is taking the necessary steps to enhance shareholder value. Starboard's Director Nominees: Dale Fuller is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MokaFive, a venture-backed private company. Previously, Mr. Fuller served as interim Preside... (more)

Agilysys Announces rGuest™ Seat Table Management Solution

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software and services, today announced an expansion of the rGuest™ product offering to include rGuest Seat, a comprehensive table, reservation and wait list management solution that streamlines operations and enables restaurants to provide superior service. The application can be bundled with other Agilysys offerings — including point-of-sale, analytics, inventory and procurement, and workforce management solutions — to round out the delivery of a rich guest experience. rGuest Seat is a web-based and iOS app-based table management solution that can fit in with any size operation. Built on open industry standards, the flexible solution can reside on a networked computer or operate on an Apple® iPad® or iPad mini mobile digital device, allowing servers to greet guests ... (more)

The Cask & Barrel Chooses Agilysys Suite to Manage New Restaurant

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGYS), a leading provider of innovative hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that The Cask & Barrel, a new American tapas-style restaurant and bar in Columbus, Ohio, has selected a comprehensive software solution suite to streamline operations and enhance guest service. The restaurant, which is scheduled to open in January, will use Agilysys hosted solutions for mobile point-of-sale, inventory and procurement and workforce management. "We evaluated a number of technology vendors and found that Agilysys offered the total restaurant management package we were looking for," said Spenser Hanson, co-owner of The Cask & Barrel. "The company's point-of-sale, procurement and workforce management systems provided the features, functionality and customization we wanted, and SaaS delivery is particularly well suited to our busine... (more)

Agilysys Increases Functionality of NextManager Solution

Agilysys has announced that they have integrated their NextManager solution with Evolution Robotics Retail's LaneHawk product to help provide retailers with an increased level of bottom-of-basket security. Agilysys recently partnered with Evolution Robotics to assist retailers with detecting and recognizing items on the bottom of a shopping cart, and then sending the UPC information to the point-of-sale system via an Ethernet connection.  This process helps to ensure that stores get paid for their BOB items.  By integrating its NextManager solution with LaneHawk, Agilysys is taking the process one step further, as the combined products proactively address all facets of losses arising from the bottom of the basket, including theft, forgetfulness, sweethearting or lapses in training. "The integration between the two products helps to increase BOB security for retailer... (more)

Microsoft Announces 2009 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners

Microsoft Corp. has announced the winners and finalists of its 2009 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards honor Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Award winners and finalists were chosen from nominations from around the world. 2,000 entries were submitted by partners worldwide; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers' needs. "Partners are the key to igniting business innovation through great technology as well as helping customers drive down costs," said Allison L. Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. "Congratulations to the 2009 Partner Award winners, who have demonstrated a su... (more)

Agilysys Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Agilysys announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Business Process and Integration Solutions, Data Management Solutions, ISV/Software Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions, recognizing Agilysys’ expertise and impact in the technology marketplace.  As a Gold Certified Partner, Agilysys has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs.  Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel. “We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program,” said Bob Bailey, executive vice president, Agilysys.  “This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our ... (more)

Agilysys Solution Suite Selected by Trump Hotel Las Vegas

Agilysys has announced that Trump Hotel Las Vegas has selected a comprehensive suite of hospitality software solutions from Agilysys to streamline operations at the 1,282-suite luxury condominium hotel property. Trump Las Vegas has implemented the Visual One property management system InfoGenesis POS, and the Stratton Warren System, an inventory and procurement solution, all by Agilysys. The Visual One Multi-Property Enterprise System is currently being rolled out to all Trump Hotel Collection locations. Trump Hotel Las Vegas is using the following solutions from Agilysys: - Visual One Property Management System, a comprehensive and fully integrated property management solution that offers a variety of features and functionality, including front office operations, guest history, housekeeping, reservations management, room maintenance and more. Trump Las Vegas is usi... (more)

Agilysys Selected by Snoqualmie Casino

Agilysys has announced that Snoqualmie Casino has selected Eatec Solutions and InfoGenesis POS by Agilysys  to provide increased efficiency and control costs related to inventory and procurement for this upscale casino and entertainment venue. Eatec Solutions by Agilysys is a Microsoft Windows-based, full-featured inventory and procurement software solution. Along with its core purchasing, inventory, recipe, forecasting, production and sales analysis functions, the system also offers modules for catering, restaurant and retail. The modular software structure enables customers to construct the exact set of features they need to control inventory and optimize production. Snoqualmie Casino is using the buffet management module to view food consumption versus revenue and the retail module to create custom bar code labels for the casino gift shop. InfoGenesis POS by Ag... (more)

Agilysys Announces Beta Site for Guest 360(TM), Next-Generation Property Management Solution

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. , a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, including specifically-designed hospitality software solutions, has announced the beta site for Guest 360(TM), the company's next-generation property management solution. Guest 360, which was recognized as 'Best New Technology' at HITEC 2007, is on schedule for beta testing in November 2008 with Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., a 250-room upscale property developed and managed by Amerimar Enterprises, Inc. (Logo: ) "We are excited about this new technology from Agilysys and look forward to implementing it," said Steven P. Andre, general manager at Hutton Hotel, which is scheduled to open in early 2009. "Guest 360 is not just another property management system. It will enable us to actually anticipa... (more)

Agilysys Signs Agreement with Beatty and Company

CLEVELAND, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Beatty and Company Computing Inc. The agreement enables Agilysys to add Beatty and Company's Beacen(TM) vSeries® software, which provides industry leading carrier grade desktop virtualization, to the already extensive Agilysys list of technology solutions and to create custom solutions which utilize the Beacen vSeries software. (Logo: ) As an Authorized BEACEN Reseller, Agilysys will now be able to offer its customers and prospects the Beacen vSeries software, which is aimed at helping businesses maximize productivity and minimize administration overhead in data-intensive environments, such as call centers. Key components of the Beacen vSeries inclu... (more)