GK

GK Software SE is a leading developer and provider of standard software for the retail sector, and currently counts 22 percent of the world’s 50 largest retailers among its customer base. According to a study published by RBR 2020, the Company is one of the leading international providers of POS software and is the fastest growing business in the industry in terms of the number of installations worldwide (without Hospitality and Petrol).

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 SE also offers customers a comprehensive range of implementation and maintenance services. Having been acquired in 2012, AWEK GmbH and in 2015, the retail segment of DBS Data Business Systems Inc. In 2017, the company acquired a majority shareholding in prudsys AG, a company focused on artificial intelligence. In 2018, the valuephone GmbH was acquired, which develops leading solutions for mobile consumers.

The company employs 1,094 members of staff (figures for 30 June 2021) across its headquarters in Schöneck (Germany) and other business locations in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine and the USA. GK Software SE’s customers include many well-known retailers, including Adidas, Edeka, Lidl, Aldi, Coop (Switzerland), Netto Marken-Discount, Hornbach, Migros, Grupo Kuo and Walmart.

The software is currently being used at almost 500,000 retail and payment installations across approximately 100,000 stores in more than 60 countries. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and its sales revenues totaled EUR 117.6 million in 2020. 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 into a profitable company exhibiting strong growth.

https://www.gk-software.com

GK Logo 1024 (GK)

News

Retail massively expands self-scanning

Currently, retailers offer their customers the opportunity to scan items while shopping in over 46,000 stores worldwide. By 2027, this number will more than triple, according to the latest study of British market research company Retail Banking Research (RBR).

Read more >>
News

Lidl modernises POS software with GK

It is the largest POS software project in Europe to date: Lidl has once again chosen GK and will roll-out the Cloud4Retail platform of the Schöneck specialists in all 30 countries over the next few years. The largest banner operation of the European retail sector is thus enabling to operate the checkouts in the cloud and is simplifying the development…

Read more >>
Reports

Combating retail food waste with system

Every year, almost 500,000 tonnes of food waste are caused in the retail sector in Germany alone, according to the UN Food Waste Index Report from last year. This is not only bad for the industry's image – the commercial damage caused by food being written off without sale is also immense. The problem has been recognised in retail companies,…

Read more >>
News

Christ takes customers out of anonymity with Warrify

Christ has introduced digital receipts in all its stores. The solution is provided by Warrify from Austria. The jeweller and watchmaker company uses the solution to stay in touch with its customers digitally and to provide them with targeted offers.

Read more >>
News

Lidl brings self-checkouts with 4POS and GK to Germany

Lidl is now also introducing self-checkouts in Germany. With Swiss hardware specialist 4POS and its software supplier GK, Lidl is embarking on a platform strategy using the same standard components as at its attended checkouts. Cash payment is possible at all devices: thanks to cash recyclers from Glory.

Read more >>
News

Tegut redesigns self-scanning with Aracom and GK

In its new convenience format Quartier, Tegut is piloting self-scanning in combination with stationary self-checkouts on a new technological basis. For the first time, Tegut is using the software from GK. The self-scanning apps for both formats were developed by Aracom.

Read more >>
Reports

Retailers rely more on mobile checkouts

German retailers see the greatest need for action in the use of mobile devices with checkout functions as well as self-checkouts and self-scanning systems. This is the result of EHI’s study POS Systems 2022. Overall, the number of cash registers used in retail is continuously decreasing. At the same time, systems are faced with growing tasks.

Read more >>
News

Edeka Südwest trials Smart Shopper from KBST

In its E-Center Gundelfingen, the Edeka regional co-operative Südwest is piloting intelligent shopping trolleys from Kaufungen-based start-up KBST. The retailer is currently testing customer acceptance with 20 of the systems called Smart Shopper.

Read more >>
Reports

Scan and pay: All with the app

Migros plans to enable its customers to self-scan with smartphones in almost all its grocery stores by the end of March 2022. Under the name subitoGo, the newly developed application of the Swiss retail market leader complements self-scanning with proprietary handheld devices and stationary self-checkouts. Migros works with the same software for all forms of scanning and checkout as it…

Read more >>
Reports

Scanless without black box

With its GK Go store, which launched last week in Schöneck, GK is showing a different approach to the hot topic scanless store technology. Together with its partners Hitachi and Shekel Ltd, the in-store experts show that real-time processing of shopping is also possible in scanless stores, bringing transparency and interaction to customers’ smartphone — while they shop.

Read more >>
Back to top button