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Agilysys Announces Customized Hospitality Solution
For IBM iSeries Platform
New IBM eServer iSeries Solution Edition Offers Affordability, Superior Reliability
With Lodging Management System

CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 27, 2005) – Agilysys, Inc., (NASDAQ: AGYS) one of the leading providers of enterprise computer solutions and hospitality software solutions, has announced the release of a new IBM eServer iSeries Solution Edition for the hospitality sector. The IBM eServer i5 550 server will be optimally configured with the Lodging Management System (LMS) from Agilysys so that it meets the specific needs of hospitality customers including hotels, resorts and casinos.

LMS is an integrated property management system that offers sophisticated and comprehensive features and functionality. A powerful solution for hotel and casino data management, LMS automates every aspect of hotel operations – from reservations and credit card processing to accounting and housekeeping. Its versatile foundation easily expands to incorporate additional LMS modules for activities scheduling, attraction ticketing, itinerary planning, online reservations, remote check-in/check-out, spa scheduling and more.

The new IBM eServer iSeries Solution Edition created for the hospitality industry is designed to help customers take advantage of the combined experience and expertise of IBM and its selected vendors. Available on the IBM eServer i5 550 platform, the Solution Edition helps manage dynamic change in business demand through Capacity on Demand and key IBM Virtualization Engine™ technologies like Micro-Partitioning™. Capacity can be turned on as business demand spikes occur and then turned off as normal demand returns; or it can be turned on permanently, enabling growth simply and quickly. Additionally, Micro-Partitioning helps a single processor act like multiple processors that can share resources, making the server and application consolidation easier and more manageable.

“Partners like Agilysys are pivotal in providing our iSeries customers with flexible on-demand solutions, enabling them to focus on and achieve their business objectives,” said Peter Bingaman, vice president, IBM eServer iSeries. “This eServer iSeries Solution Edition offers the hospitality industry flexibility and growth options to fully maximize the performance of the iSeries platform.”

“Agilysys and IBM have partnered for many years to provide state-of-the art technology to hotels, casinos and resorts,” said Bill Lashley, senior vice president and general manager, Agilysys, Hospitality Solutions. “We are proud to roll out this new customized solution on the iSeries server, which has long been a favorite platform in the hospitality industry. The eServer iSeries Solution Edition not only offers an attractive price point for new LMS customers but also improves performance, provides additional capacity and reduces hardware and software maintenance costs for existing customers.”

About Agilysys, Inc.
Agilysys, Inc. is one of the foremost distributors and premier resellers of enterprise computer technology solutions. It has a proven track record of delivering complex servers, software, storage and services to resellers and corporate customers across a diverse set of industries. In addition, the company provides customer-centric software applications and services focused on the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys has sales offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

About the IBM eServer iSeries
The IBM iSeries system is a tightly integrated system including hardware, middleware, storage and security. iSeries systems can run i5/OS, Windows (via an IXA or IXS), Linux and AIX operating environments simultaneously so clients can reinvest those savings to grow their businesses. Business partners and solutions providers of all sizes drive iSeries server success by building, selling and deploying more than 6,400 of the world’s most popular business applications for their clients on the iSeries platform.


Jerri Hegwood
Agilysys, Inc.
Telephone: (770) 625-7558

Fran Worrall
InterCom Group for Agilysys
Telephone: (770) 822-0794


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