Maryland Live! Casino has selected the Stratton Warren System from Agilysys, a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, to streamline inventory and procurement operations at the new $500 million gaming and entertainment destination currently in development at Arundel Mills in Hanover, Md.

The Agilysys Stratton Warren System is a full‐featured inventory and procurement software solution that maximizes purchasing power and reduces operational costs. Recognized as a leading inventory and procurement system in the hospitality industry, it automates the entire procurement process-from requisition to invoice-and provides a fast and measurable return on investment by identifying the most suitable suppliers, reducing labor costs and waste and helping eliminate time‐consuming and error‐prone paper documents.

“We were impressed by the superior quality product presented to us by Agilysys,” said Jody Madigan, CFO for Maryland Live! Casino. “With its dynamic capabilities that automate the entire procurement process from start to finish, we knew the Stratton Warren System was the perfect fit for the world‐class gaming destination we are developing.”

Features of the Agilysys Stratton Warren System include budget tracking, business intelligence functionality, automated email bid capability, multiple par level functionality and wireless mobile computer enhancements. Maryland Live! Casino also will use the system's menu/recipe analysis module to manage food and beverage costs and build recipes that maximize revenue.

“In the current economy, it's imperative that purchasing staff focus their efforts on the strategic elements of the procurement process,” said Jim Dennedy, president and CEO of Agilysys. “The Agilysys Stratton Warren System will allow purchasing staff at Maryland Live! Casino to leverage their knowledge and experience in the areas where it counts most, resulting in tighter financial controls, increased compliance, enhanced productivity and more effective supplier negotiations.”

Located at the Arundel Mills Mall in Anne Arundel County, Md., the new $500 million Maryland Live! Casino will be one of the largest gaming, retail and entertainment destinations in the country, with 4,750 slot machines and electronic table games, nationally acclaimed restaurants, designer name brand shopping and a state‐of‐the‐art live entertainment venue. Maryland Live! Casino is scheduled to open summer of 2012, pending approval from the Maryland State Lottery Agency. Maryland Live! Casino is being developed by The Cordish Company.