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GK Software secures first project in South Africa

(PresseBox) (Schöneck, ) .
- Leading South-African retailer chooses SAP store solutions by GK Software AG
- Roll-out in more than 150 hypermarkets across more than 10 countries

For one of its business lines a leading South-African retail company has selected SAP Point-of-Sale by GK solutions, which have been developed by GK Software to run on SAP, including the Mobile POS Option, SAP Offline Mobile Store, SAP Store Device Control and SAP Label & Poster Print. The solutions will be rolled out at the retailer's operations in more than 10 countries in southern Africa on well over 7,000 stationary and mobile devices in total. The project comprises the SAP Offline Mobile Store omnichannel-compatible point-of-sale solution, Mobile POS (a mobile ERP management solution), the automatic SAP Label & Poster Print and the SAP Store Device Control integration platform. As a result, essential processes within the retailer's very large stores will in future be running on SAP Store Solutions by GK.

GK Software will work locally with its own team to adapt the solutions to the customer's specific requirements. Virtually simultaneously, another customer in South Africa, this time from the public sector, has also chosen SAP Point-of-Sale by GK. That smaller project will be handled by a GK Software partner in South Africa who has already successfully completed the relevant stages of training in the GK Academy and is hence fully certified.

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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 593 members of staff (figures for 30 September 2014) 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 193,000 installations across approximately 37,300 stores in more than 38 countries. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and its sales revenues totaled EUR 42.5 million in 2013. 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.

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