February 08, 2013
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Dohle Trading Group chooses store solutions from SAP and GK SOFTWARE AG

Schöneck, 8. February 2013 - In all of the Dohle Trading Group's grocery stores, SAP and GK SOFTWARE AG will be implementing the mobile ERP solution SAP Offline Mobile Store by GK, using SAP Store Device Control by GK to connect peripheral devices such as scales and the label-printing solution.

  • Approximately 100 Hit grocery stores to be equipped with SAP Offline Mobile Store by GK as well as other solutions from the shared portfolio


Influential in the Dohle Trading Group's decision was the fact that this represented a fully integrated extension of its current SAP system to create a modern mobile ERP solution which would stand the test of time. Another key reason for the choice was that the new systems seamlessly interface with the existing SAP portfolio and its technical base components such as SAP Netweaver. Thanks to the online capability of SAP Offline Mobile Store by GK, Dohle can rely on much quicker data delivery to the mobile processes in the future, as well as consistently better-quality data. Meanwhile, flexible synchronization options for Dohle's various store formats will enable the food retailer to manage its processes even more efficiently. Furthermore, due to the integration of GK components in the SAP portal, all relevant activities can be performed either on mobile devices or at fixed workstations, depending on each employee's level of authorization. The new system will also improve the efficiency of the innovative automatic replenishment at branch level. By using these latest solutions, the Dohle Trading Group expects to optimize its processes and reduce its maintenance costs.

About the Dohle Trading Group

The Dohle Trading Group, headquartered in the German city of Siegburg, is a company steeped in tradition, the result of a merger in 1960 between grocery wholesale firms Gerhard Schröder-Bergheim (founded in 1901) and Jean Dohle-Quirrenbach (founded in 1927). Nowadays, the Group has more than 6,000 employees and operates convenience stores and supermarkets under the HIT banner, with stores of between 1,500 and 4,500 m² in approximately 100 towns and cities across the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hessen and Bavaria. HIT stands for enjoyment and health at affordable prices. Within its product range of approximately 30,000 SKUs, quality is a key focus. The fresh food departments have regularly received praise for their meats and sausages, fresh produce, cheese and dairy products, fresh fish specialties and the professional and knowledgeable approach of sales staff. A large wine department, delicatessen and convenience products and the new, natural initiative called 'Natürlich HIT' complement the retailer's offering. With its commitment to offering ever-more high-quality, natural food products, the company shoulders its corporate responsibility for people, animals and plants. The Dohle Trading Group generated sales of EUR1.5 billion in 2011.


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