Agilysys to reveal new digital and mobile software approaches to overcome hotel staffing shortages

ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global gaming industry posted record revenues in 2021 and is expected to do so again in 2022, with industry analysts revising expected revenues up to $876 billion from a previous estimate of 747, 9 billion dollars according to the Global Gaming Industry study published by ReportLinker in July. However, as customers return in record numbers, owners, operators and management teams are struggling to staff enough positions to serve them.

About 6.2 million American hospitality workers lost their jobs in 2020 due to pandemic shutdowns, and many of those workers left the industry permanently or retired. According to a survey by job search site Joblisthalf of American hospitality workers surveyed said they would not return to the same jobs they had before the shutdowns, and a third said they no longer considered working in hospitality.

The combination of continued staff shortages and growing customer demand is accelerating the development of inventive, rapid-to-deploy technology solutions to fill this gap. At G2E (Global Gaming Fair), Agilysys hospitality experts will host an Innovation Lab session on Tuesday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. that will reveal real-life examples of new mobile, on-demand, and kiosk-based software solutions that casino resorts and other properties are deploying with guests immediate – satisfying and income-generating results.

G2E is North America’s largest gaming and entertainment event. The event will be held at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas from October 10-13 and will welcome hospitality industry professionals from around the world. In addition to its Innovation Lab session, Agilysys will also present its software Experience Enhancers™ Collections that extend Agilysys’ property management systems (PMS), point-of-sale (POS) solutions, and inventory and procurement (I&P) solutions to amplify return on experience (ROE) for customers and the personal.

ROE measures how technology creates more engaged and empowered staff members, as well as customers who return more often, spend more, and leave more positive reviews. ROE covers the longer-term returns achieved by ensuring that every experience at every touchpoint avoids disappointment and creates a champion. Designed to improve ROE through a variety of staff and guest experiences, Agilysys’ Experience Enhancers collections enable property operators, management companies and owners to maximize the emotional and experiential returns derived from unifying state-of-the-art technology in their operations.

“As those of us who serve or work in this industry know, hospitality is a no-disappointment business,” said Ramesh Srinivasan, President and CEO of Agilysys. “Even one negative experience out of a dozen positive experiences can prompt a customer to leave a negative review or tell others about their disappointment. That’s why we partner with our customers and other thought leaders in the hospitality and gaming domain to continuously understand what guests and employees value most so that we can design and deliver software that optimizes those experiences within a property and over time.We find that new technologies digital, mobile and self-service are proving to be a game-changer for many properties, increasing guest satisfaction and revenue while reducing employee stress,” Srinivasan concluded.

Casinos and resorts interested in actions they can take to improve customer service despite staffing constraints can attend demos at Agilysys’ G2E booth #3800 and learn more at the Agilysys Innovation Lab session on Tuesday, October 11 at 2 p.m. Those who participate in the demos booth will have the chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card. To schedule a meeting with an Agilysys hospitality expert, please Click here.

About Global Gaming Expo

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the world’s premier gathering of commercial and tribal gaming professionals. For over 20 years, G2E has brought together the global gaming industry to discover cutting-edge technologies, connect with industry peers and experts, and access expert training. For more information, please visit https://www.globalgamingexpo.com/en-us.html.

About Agilysys

Agilysys is well known for its long tradition of hotel-focused technology innovation. The company offers modular and integrated software solutions and expertise to companies looking to maximize return on experience (ROE) through personal and profitable onboarding meetings. Over time, customers achieve high performance hospitality by consistently delighting customers, retaining staff and increasing margins. Customers worldwide include: branded and independent hotels; multi-amenity resort properties; casinos; property, hotel and resort management companies; cruise lines; corporate catering suppliers; catering providers on higher education campuses; food service management companies; hospitals; lifestyle communities; residences for the elderly; stadiums; and theme parks. Agilysys Hospitality Cloud™ combines core operational systems for Property Management (PMS), Point of Sale (POS) and Inventory and Procurement (I&P) with Experience Enhancers™ that dramatically improve interactions for guests and employees across dimensions such as digital access, mobile convenience, self-service control, personal choice, payment options, service coverage, and real-time insights to improve decisions. Core Solutions and Experience Amplifiers are selectively combined in Hospitality Solution Studios™ tailored to specific hospitality settings and business needs. www.agilysys.com

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