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GK SOFTWARE AG Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Hornbach Baumarkt AG
Major international project in nine countries / Successful launch for GK SOFTWARE AG in the home improvement store sector
Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG, one of the most important European operators of home improvement and garden stores, will be equipping all its business locations with GK SOFTWARE AG solutions in the future. Hornbach had commissioned the company to provide a complete pilot installation with all the special home improvement store features at the end of 2008. GK SOFTWARE AG completed this project in less than a year, basing it on the GK/Retail standard software. Following an intensive test phase, which started in the fall of 2009, Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG has now decided to introduce the software to all its markets. This decision is based on the high quality and speed demonstrated in completing the previous project.
Standard Software for Home Improvement and Garden Stores The order from Hornbach means that GK SOFTWARE AG has successfully tapped into the home improvement store sector. Many special features have been included in the standard product and they now increase the universality of GK/Retail. Close integration with Hornbach's central SAP system also formed part of the project.
Rainer Gläß, CEO at GK SOFTWARE AG says: "Based on this successful project at Hornbach, we have once again proven that our standard software can be quickly adapted to any retail sector and that we can meet the special demands set by any customer."
The HORNBACH Group is one of the largest operators of home improvement and garden stores in Europe. HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG currently has 131 largescale home improvement and garden stores in nine European countries. The company, which is part of HORNBACH HOLDING AG, had turnover totalling € 2.6 billion in the 2008/2009 business year. It has had a strategic alliance with the British firm Kingfisher plc, one of the leading retail companies in Europe, since 2001.
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