Agilysys Launches Mobile ResNet Application
CLEVELAND, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, today announced the launch of its Mobile ResNet application. The application enables guests to book rooms directly into the Lodging Management System(TM) (LMS) property management solution via any Web-enabled smartphone as well as an iPad(TM) or iPod touchÃ‚® device.
One of the first companies to use the application is Boyd Gaming Corporation, which has incorporated Mobile ResNet into ‘B Connected Mobile,’ the first multi-property, loyalty program-based smartphone application of its kind in the gaming industry. Rolled out in July, ‘B Connected Mobile’ delivers personalized offers and information — including best rates available on hotel rooms — directly to Boyd Gaming customers on their mobile devices.
“We wanted a solution that would allow us to expand the benefits of our B Connected loyalty program,” said Boyd Gaming’s Corporate Director of E-Commerce Brian Best. “The B Connected Mobile smartphone app complements B Connected Online, our online community of nearly half a million loyal customers who use LMS ResNet by Agilysys for online room reservations. The Mobile ResNet application allows our customers to make room reservations at any Boyd Gaming property in a mobile-friendly experience. This is one more way Boyd Gaming is using technology to help create an exceptional guest stay.”
The Mobile ResNet application integrates seamlessly with the LMS ResNet online reservations solution to enable guests to book a room. However, unlike many mobile applications, the Mobile ResNet application is broad in scope and is designed to run on any Web-enabled smartphone as well as iPad and iPod touch devices. It rounds out the LMS property management system offering, which includes modules for accounting, activities scheduling, attraction ticketing, condo accounting, food and beverage management, remote check-in and more.
“Increasingly, hotels are looking for technology that speeds delivery of services and gives guests more options,” said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions Group. “Our new Mobile ResNet application offers maximum flexibility to guests, many of whom are on the move and looking for ways to save time. It is exciting to see how Boyd Gaming has incorporated this application into its broader nationwide loyalty program to enhance service and offer a more personalized guest experience.”
Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD), headquartered in Las Vegas, is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. The company’s B Connected program, which is free to all adults age 21 and older, enables players to earn and redeem points for their play at any participating Boyd Gaming casino, as well as participate in a variety of promotions and discounts at Boyd Gaming properties. B Connected Mobile is available for free download at the iPhone App Store, and the company is currently working on versions for Android(TM) and BlackBerryÃ‚® platforms. B Connected membership is not required to download or use the app; however, membership unlocks many of its features.
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 and its subsidiaries operate extensively throughout North America, with additional sales and support offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
Bill Gergely, Agilysys, 440-519-8188, firstname.lastname@example.org