19 May 2015 accesso® Technology Group plc ("accesso" or the


19 May 2015 accesso® Technology Group plc ("accesso" or the
19 May 2015
accesso® Technology Group plc
("accesso" or the "Group")
AGM Statement
accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to leisure,
entertainment and cultural markets, will today, at 10:30am, hold its Annual General Meeting (the
“AGM” or the “Meeting”). At that time the Chairman of the Meeting will provide the following update on
trading for the four months ended 30 April 2015:
“I am delighted to report that the early part of this year has got off to a strong start on a number of
fronts. We have seen good trading across the business, corroborated by a number of our larger
customers reporting excellent early results. We have sold new business across each of our product
lines, signing an unprecedented 42 new contracts during the period with new customers and old,
deepening many existing relationships. We have also added to our pipeline of prospective business,
offering new opportunities to generate reliable, transactional and repeatable revenue streams for the
Group. Finally, we have made good progress on the further integration of Siriuswaresm and
ShoWaresm, our most recent acquisitions.
Reflecting on some of our early successes, we have been particularly pleased by the progress seen
in new business across our product range. We have added a number of multi-million attendance
venues to our portfolio as well as seeing more opportunity to cross-sell and up-sell between products
and customers.
Our newer investments for the future also continue to show potential. Following a successful customer
trial last season, we have been invited to bring our Q100 product back for an extended and expanded
period this summer. We have seen the roll out of our updated Qbandsm product into a significant North
American water park which has been very well received by the operator and guests alike. At the end
of last season we launched a new responsive design eCommerce store for our Passport platform.
This has driven a significant increase in sales made to mobile devices, up 470% year-to-date.
Following this success, it is with pleasure that I can report that a similar store has just launched with a
number of our ShoWare clients prior to a platform wide roll out. It is this kind of innovation that will
position the Group for sustained success and has seen us win a second Queen’s Award: a very proud
achievement for the whole organisation.
Our latest acquisition, ShoWare, has performed exceptionally well in the period and we are very
pleased by the pace at which that business has become a part of the accesso family. Along with
Siriusware, it continues to open up new opportunities to push accesso into previously untapped
verticals within the broader leisure space.
Whilst we remain at an early stage in the year, the Board is pleased by the progress we are making.
There is always more to do, but we are confident that we have the requisite tools and opportunities in
front of us to deliver another successful year for our Group.”
For further information, please contact:
accesso Technology Group plc
Tom Burnet, Chief Executive Officer
John Alder, Chief Financial Officer
+44 (0)118 934 7400
FTI Consulting, LLP
Matt Dixon, Lucy Delaney, Adam Davidson
+44 (0)20 3727 1000
Canaccord Genuity Limited
Simon Bridges, Cameron Duncan
+44 (0)20 7523 8000
Numis Securities Limited
Etienne Bottari, Simon Willis, Mark Lander
+44 (0)20 7260 1000
accesso Technology Group: about us
About accesso Technology Group
accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to the leisure, entertainment and
cultural markets. Our patented and award-winning technology solutions drive increased revenue for
attraction operators whilst improving the guest experience.
Our solutions add value to operators at every point of the guest experience with our technology
facilitating the key points of contact with their many millions of guests.
We drive attendance
The accesso Passport and ShoWare™ ticketing suites are comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud
solutions that process tens of millions of tickets every year for assigned seat and general
admission venues, enabling operators to maximize up-sell and cross-sell with ease to drive
greater revenue.
We handle payments
Our payment gateway carries level 1 PCI security certification and 24/7 support. It provides the
tools, security and support operators need to drive sales and has so far processed more than $5
billion in transactions.
We take guests out of line
Since 2001 over ten million guests have used a patented accesso LoQueue solution to queue
less, ride more, enjoy a better experience and increase in-attraction spend.
We simplify point-of-sale
Our Siriusware point-of-sale solution offers software modules that combine ticketing,
membership, retail, food/beverage transactions, rentals, credit card processing and many other
functions into a single system eliminating the need for separate systems and databases.
We increase engagement
accesso enables operators to engage more deeply and profitably with guests: pre-sale, inattraction or post-visit. Our mobile apps have provided millions of guests with rich iOS and
Android content to better plan their visit, buy their ticket on-the-go and unlock new experiences
within an attraction.
More than 900 attractions and venues worldwide currently employ accesso technology – from theme
parks, water parks, cultural attractions, live performance venues and sporting events to ski and snow
parks. We are proud that our solutions are trusted by the majority of the leading names in the leisure
industry, including Six Flags Entertainment, Cedar Fair Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments,
International Speedway Corporation, Palace Entertainment, Compagnie des Alpes, and Herschend
Family Entertainment.
accesso is a public company, listed on AIM: a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. For
more information visit: www.accesso.com.