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

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Scanless without black box

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Aldi Nord takes POS software to the cloud with GK Software

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Manufactum brings restaurants and retail onto one platform

Manufactum has brought the restaurant operations of its Brot&Butter outlets onto the same POS software as its retail business to provide its customers with an end-to-end shopping experience: GK Software now covers catering functions in its standard solution, enabling it to meet the requirements of retail restaurants.

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Edeka Nord provides digital receipt without registration

Edeka Nord is the first retail company in Germany to offer its customers digital receipts without the need for the shoppers to identify themselves. Who stands behind the solution reveals the server site on which the receipt is provided: It is the cloud solution eMailBon from GK Software.

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Brands4friends increases margin with Prudsys pricing software

Online shopping club Brands4friends has automated pricing for its entire product range with AIR Dynamic Pricing from Prudsys. The AI-based solution from the GK Software Group company has improved the retailer's margin by three percentage points.

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Retailers want to offer digital receipts to all customers

Since January 2020, retailers and restaurants in Germany have been legally obliged to issue receipts, a major annoyance for the industry. Digital receipts are a way to avoid the additional burden on the environment.

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Edeka Nordbayern streamlines self-checkout with Pyramid and GK Software

Edeka Nordbayern offers its members a customised self-checkout solution. The compact systems come from Pyramid and work with software from GK.

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WMF boosts sales and customer loyalty with Prudsys AI-solution

WMF personalised its customer approach in newsletters and online shop with AI solutions from Prudsys. This boosted the click-through rate and significantly increased sales from recommendations.

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Openness is the new standard

Retail companies aim to test innovations faster in unvarnished real-world use. What they expect from their core technology suppliers is: more openness. Preferably in the style of Apple and Google's app policy, they should enable start-ups to develop on their platforms and provide add-ons. A wish that does not go unheard.

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