An International Success Story

 

Founded in 1990, GK Software has been growing rapidly ever since. With dedicated commitment from both leadership and employees, GK Software has become the leading European provider of integrated store solutions.

 

About

 

Founded in 1990, GK Software has been growing ever since.

 

The dedicated commitment from both leadership and employees has led GK Software to become the leading European provider of integrated branch solutions.

With more than 346k installations in over 65 countries, we are among the top international players in the retail solutions market. Our high-performance solution portfolio and vast corporate network have led us to successfully implement major international projects.

Using the latest technology, we are continuously developing and improving our solutions. Just as we were the first to rely on Java in 1997, we offered the first cloud-based enterprise retail solution.
Our growth continues to prove our success. Since our IPO in 2008, we have dramatically increased our revenues and expanded our team to more than 1100 employees globally.

We’ve been setting retail solutions standards for years - from enterprise cloud architecture to mobile customer engagement and artificial intelligence for retail. These are just some of the reasons why SAP sells our solutions worldwide.

Ultimately, our objective is to help our customers deliver excellent services anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Our customers' success is our success.

1,100+
Employees
55+
Nationalities
13
 Offices

Mission

 

Simply Retail.

At GK Software, our mission is to be the world’s leading provider of comprehensive retail applications for real-time omnichannel business systems.

Our goal is to deliver the most innovative and flexible solutions to enable our retailing clients to better serve their customers and gain a competitive advantage.

As a leader in innovation, technology, and quality, we develop superior solutions, tap into new markets, and are pioneers in modern technologies for the retail environment.

Our market success is based on the scope and quality of our solutions portfolio and vast corporate network, and allows us to successfully implement major international projects.

As the retail industry evolves, we believe that the store will continue to be the most crucial touchpoint determining a retailer's success in the future. Therefore, the comprehensive mapping of all store-related processes and their seamless integration with every other customer touchpoint is at the heart of our solution platform. Because the store is, at the same time, an integral part of the entire system of sales channels and touchpoints, we have created an ideal complement with the Mobile Customer Cloud solutions.

We offer retailers a comprehensive solution platform - extensible, open, and fully cloud-based.

History

2020
Partnership with Microsoft

CLOUD4RETAIL platform available globally on Microsoft Azure

2019
SAP / GK Center of Excellence

Launch of joint retail center of excellence (SAP funded)

2018
Acquisition mRetail Solution

A platform that provides mobile couponing, mobile payment and mobile loyalty services

2017
Acquisition of Retail AI

Real-time AI decision engine

2015
Entry into the US Market

Acquired leading Payment Solution in the US

2011
SAP Reseller / OEM Partnership

GK added to SAP pricelist as SAP Products

2008
IPO

Listing on Frankfurt SE and start of international marketing

2000
Certified for SAP

GK was the first store solution certified for SAP

1997
Worlds first JAVA POS

Java as a platform for all solutions

1990
Founded

GK was founded by Rainer Gläß and Stephan Kronmüller

Awards

TOP Supplier Retail 2020TOP Supplier Retail 2020

Best Customer Experience 2020 Solution for Bon Prix

TOP Supplier Retail 2019TOP Supplier Retail 2019

Best Omnichannel Solution 2019 Solution for Tally Wjeil

TOP Supplier Retail 2016TOP Supplier Retail 2016

Best Omnichannel Solution Solution for Parfümerie Douglas

SAP Hybris AwardSAP® Hybris Award

ISV Partner of the Year 2017

Sustained Excellence AwardSustained Excellence Award

Deloitte Sustained Excellence Award 2012

Best Enterprise SolutionBest Enterprise Solution

2011

Best International SolutionBest International Solution

2009

Best In-Store SolutionBest In-Store Solution

2008

 

Management Awards

Saxony's Entrepreneur of the YearRainer Gläß is

Saxony's Entrepreneur of the Year

2018

Entrepreneur of the YearRainer Gläß is

Entrepreneur of the Year

2012