Central Omni-Channel Pricing Engine - a joint solution from SAP and GK
Pricing engine from GK Software becomes part of the SAP software portfolio / Calculating prices centrally is an important element for cross-industry omnichannel solutions
GK Software and SAP have signed an agreement covering the integration of the Central Pricing Engine, which GK Software has continued to develop in close cooperation with SAP, in the range of software solutions offered by SAP. As part of the agreement, the GK price-finding component will be directly embedded in cross-industry solutions sold by SAP. Shortly after the agreement was signed, one of the top 50 global retailers opted for the software component developed by GK.
The Central Pricing Engine is a high-performance component for centrally calculating very many shopping baskets in stores, in web shops or on consumers' mobile devices. The scalable central software enables the calculation of a very large number of parallel sales promotion rules at the same time. The Central Pricing Engine guarantees unified prices across all the channels within an all-round omni-channel approach, the consistent use of as many sales promotions and loyalty actions as the company wishes and precise figures for refunds. It therefore forms one key component in all-round omni-channel concepts.
The Management Board believes that the agreement provides confirmation of its plans for the 2016 financial year and it is standing by its forecast, which was published in the statement on the 1st quarter, without making any changes.
GK Software AG
GK Software AG is a leading developer and provider of standard software for the retail sector, and currently counts 20 percent of the world's 50 largest retailers among its customer base. The company offers an extensive range of solutions for stores and enterprise headquarters as well as for the implementation of contemporary omni-channel retail concepts. Thanks to its open and platform independent software solutions in the GK/Retail Suite, the company has established itself as one of the market's leading providers of technology and innovations. Its solutions enable retail chains with numerous stores to optimize their business processes and to benefit from significant potential for saving costs and implementing customer loyalty programs in order to improve their competitiveness. In addition to its own software solutions, GK Software AG also offers customers a comprehensive range of implementation and maintenance services. Having been acquired in 2013, AWEK GmbH and in 2015, the retail segment of DBS Data Business Systems Inc.
The company employs 794 members of staff (figures for 30 March 2016) across its headquarters in Schöneck (Germany) and other business locations in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Africa, Russia and the USA. GK Software AG's customers include many well-known retailers from both Germany and beyond, including Galeria Kaufhof, Parfümerie Douglas, Coop (Switzerland), EDEKA, Hornbach, JYSK Nordic, Lidl, Loblaw, Migros, Netto Marken-Discount and Tchibo. The software is currently being used at 216,000 installations across approximately 40,000 stores in 42 countries. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and its sales revenues totaled EUR 62.6 million in 2015. Since launching the company in 1990, the two founders Rainer Gläß (CEO) and Stephan Kronmüller (deputy board member), together with the experienced management team, have shaped GK Software AG into a profitable company exhibiting strong growth.
Further information about the company: http://www.gk-software.com