OmniPOS: The new solution for a customer-centric approach across all channels
OmniPOS – Completely new and highly flexible omni-commerce solution
OmniPOS is a completely new solution that is seamlessly integrated into both the GK/Retail Business Suite and the world of SAP. It has been designed to achieve 100 percent alignment with the expectations of today’s consumers and enables retailers to optimally meet their needs, everywhere and at all times. The innovative architecture ensures that all omni-channel processes can be performed in any location and on any device. Furthermore, depending on the specific application, a wide variety of POS set-ups can be achieved – and the POS can even be integrated as a service in other solutions. Central components such as price calculation are also available as services for all other sales channels. At EuroCIS, OmniPOS is being presented in several different scenarios including as a classic stationary point of sale, in various mobile thin-client set-ups (e.g. for clienteling), and as a payment extension for SAP hybris.
Michael Jaszczyk, CTO of GK Software, comments: "OmniPOS is not just another new POS system. Instead, it’s a springboard into a whole new world. We have freed it from any ties to hardware by making it a fully open system. The role of POS may be changing, but the functionality will definitely continue to be required in the future. That’s why we have designed OmniPOS so that its functionalities can be used in every channel, on any type of hardware or in the cloud, in countless set-ups. Therefore, the solution also forms a hub for the individual sales channels. It’s based on our 25-plus years of know-how and experience as the leading innovator in our field."
Multi-channel services safeguard process consistency
OmniPOS has been designed with a firm focus on making centralized functionalities available across all channels. This enables core processes to be utilized without redundancy and with a consistent quality – in stores, in the webshop and/or on smartphones.
Faster time-to-market thanks to app enablement
App enablement allows new functionalities to be added very quickly, without the need for any changes to the POS software. The stand-alone apps react to relevant occurrences at the
point of sale and enhance POS functionality in real time, such as by providing recommendations or supplementary loss-prevention functionality.
Seamless integration of e-commerce in the store
The certified hybris extension allows in-store sales employees to directly access the webshop and seamlessly transfer the contents of the virtual shopping cart to the POS.
End-to-end real-time connection – mobile store-level ERP
A further highlight at the EuroCIS trade fair are GK Software’s ERP solutions. These revolve around the Mobile Merchandise Management mobile store-level ERP solution which is available for Android, Windows and iOS. Providing an end-to-end connection, this forms the link between all store-related processes and the central ERP system. As the world’s only fully SAP-integrated solution, this is also directly available as a SAP product. Label & Poster Print is an optimal extension. Thanks to direct connectivity with the central ERP system, this solution fully automates the entire price labeling process, both for printed labels and electronic shelf labels (ESLs), as well as the printing of posters.
Debut for other new solutions: Self-scanning, Pick&Pay and Transaction+
GK Software is also demonstrating the following new advancements at EuroCIS for the first time:
Self-scanning: The new self-scanning solution is available for use both with dedicated self-scanning devices (PSAs) and with consumers’ smartphones via the Customer Engagement app.
Pick&Pay: The mobile solution for click & collect orders enables store employees to pick the relevant goods from stock and prepare them for collection by the customer in advance.
Transaction+: The market-leading solution from GK Software’s US subsidiary company enables secure EMV-certified handling of transactions with all common payment cards in the USA using flexible acquirer routing, which enables considerable cost savings.
At this year’s EuroCIS, Europe’s leading trade fair for retail technology, GK Software is presenting its entire portfolio and – as in previous years – is looking forward to welcoming a large number of visitors to its booth. The company’s subsidiary AWEK as well as partner company valuephone are also exhibiting in the direct vicinity of the GK Software booth.
GK Software AG
GK Software AG is one of Europe's leading technology developers and providers of standard software for the retail sector, and offers an extensive range of products for stores and enterprise headquarters. Thanks to its open software solutions in the GK/Retail Suite, which can be used with any platform and is fully programmed in Java, the company has established itself as one of the retail market's leading providers of technology and innovations. Its software enables retail chains with numerous stores to optimally manage their business operations, offering them significant potential for saving costs and implementing customer loyalty programs and hence helping them to improve their competitiveness.
The company employs 729 members of staff (figures for 30 September 2015) across its headquarters in Schöneck (Germany) and other business locations in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Russia and 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, Migros, Netto Marken-Discount and Tchibo. The software is currently being used at 212,000 installations across approximately 38,500 stores in more than 41 countries. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and its sales revenues totaled EUR 44.6 million in 2014. 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
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