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Agilysys Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program
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Agilysys Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Business Process and
Integration Solutions, Data Management Solutions, ISV/Software Solutions and Networking
Infrastructure Solutions 
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BOCA RATON, Fla. - Feb. 4, 2008 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology software solutions, today 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 customers and the benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp.  "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans.  Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies.  Today, Microsoft recognizes Agilysys as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide.  The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.

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 Boca Raton, Fla., Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.

Contact:


Maureen Morreale
Agilysys, Inc.
440-519-8161
maureen.morreale@agilysys.com

Vikki Meldrum, 
Dix & Eaton on behalf of  Agilysys
216-241-3020, 
vmeldrum@dix-eaton.com

www.agilysys.com

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