FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Agilysys Chooses Vangard Voice Systems' Mobile Voice Platform to Voice-Power NextVision™ Mobile and Wireless Retail Suite
New Voice-Optimized Data Entry, Application Function Commands and Navigation Now Available
CLEVELAND, Ohio and IRVINE, Calif. Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions and Vangard Voice Systems, Inc. (Vangard), the innovative provider of the AccuSpeech® Mobile Voice Platform for voice powering mobile enterprise applications, announced today a partnering agreement to voice-enable a wide selection of Agilysys' market-leading retail solutions. Vangard's Mobile Voice Platform (MVP) is now used to voice-enable applications offered in the NextVision™ by Agilysys Web-based mobile and wireless retail software suite. Customers utilizing NextVision can now further optimize retail operations by selecting optional voice-powered capabilities for data entry, application function commands and navigation capabilities.
Agilysys chose to partner with Vangard's Mobile Voice Platform due to its capabilities to quickly and non-invasively add sophisticated voice capabilities to the company's Web-based retail applications. NextVision mobile and wireless solutions can now deliver complete device-resident voice capabilities on a wide variety of mobile devices.
"Our partnership with Vangard Voice Systems reflects the continuing innovation of Agilysys' retail mobility strategy," said Paul Civils, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Retail Solutions Group. "Voice-enabling our NextVision mobile and wireless solutions provides our customers with new expanded levels of mobile retail productivity, customer responsiveness, operational efficiency and competitive advantage."
"Vangard's partnership with Agilysys is a win-win proposition for NextVision customers, offering MVP's comprehensive mobile voice capabilities with Agilysys' market leading retail mobile solutions and expertise," said Bob Bova, president and chief executive officer of Vangard Voice Systems. "Agilysys customers can benefit from the combined excellence of NextVision retail solutions and easily upgrade to new voice capabilities to achieve the next generation of retail operational excellence."
First Voice Powered NextVision Upgrades
The first NextVision voice-enabled applications planned for customer availability include mobile shelf price verification, inventory management and instant alert notification applications offered in the NextCollection™ and NextManager™ by Agilysys software solutions. These initial NextVision applications include sophisticated, voice-directed capabilities for data collection, application function commands and navigation.
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 offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com
AccuSPEECH® is a registered trademark of Vangard Voice Systems, Inc. in the United States.
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