Parfümerie Douglas Handles Cash Functions with GK/Retail Mobile on the latest generation of iPod touch

Schöneck, (PresseBox) - Parfümerie Douglas is testing the mobile POS solution from GK SOFTWARE AG on iPod Touch 4g in its stores. This means that sales persons can directly assist customers at the shelves and can issue the receipt during the sales process.

Parfümerie Douglas is already testing the use of the new GK SOFTWARE AG solution GK/Retail Mobile POS on iPod Touch 4g in a productive proof of concept phase. Initially, sales persons will have access to the POS functions in the elegant and slick look & feel of iOS applications. They are not only able to encash items, but also search for them, for instance, change prices or charge gift certificate cards. Customer card functions with direct links to the central CRM system are also available on the mobile device. As a result of the new design of GK/Retail POS, the sales receipt can be issued during the sales interactions and the customer can check out at special pay points within the store. As the iPod Point of Sale system has the identical business logics as the GK/Retail standard software, other requirements can also be mapped on it - e.g. assigning the sale to a particular member of staff, issuing store reports or linking up outside software solutions.

Extended with an appropriate Hardware Kit GK/Retail Mobile is able to handle the complete payment process with debit and credit cards directly on iPods or iPhones.

A comprehensive operating and security concept takes into account the increased security requirements for mobile Point of Sales and they range from regular changes to passwords to a remote blockage of the devices in use.

GK Software AG

GK SOFTWARE AG is one of the leading technology developers and providers of standard software for the retail sector in Europe and has an extensive range of products for stores and enterprise headquarters. As a result of 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 on the market as a leading provider of technology and innovations. The software provides ideal business organization for retail companies with many stores and therefore offers significant potential for cost savings and customer loyalty programs so that companies can increase their competitiveness.

The company employs 403 members of staff (figures for June 30, 2011) at company headquarters in Schöneck and four other business locations in Berlin, St. Ingbert, Plzen (CZ) and Basel/Riehen (CH). GK SOFTWARE AG can list well-known German and foreign retail companies among its customers, including Galeria Kaufhof, Parfümerie Douglas, Coop (Switzerland), EDEKA, Hornbach, JYSK Nordic, Lidl, Netto Marken-Discount and Tchibo. The software is currently being used in more than 30 countries at 108,000 POS units in approx. 24,000 stores in Germany and abroad. The company has grown rapidly during the past few years and its sales revenues totaled EUR 27.7 million in 2010. GK SOFTWARE AG achieved EBIT of EUR 6.4 million (EBIT margin of 27.7% on total operating revenue). The company was founded by Rainer Gläß (CEO) und Stephan Kronmüller (deputy board member) in 1990 and formed to profitable company with strong growth.

Further information about the company: www.gk-software.com

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