December 13, 2010
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GK SOFTWARE AG and Bizerba Agree Close Partnership

Schöneck, 13 December 2010 – GK SOFTWARE AG and the international market leader in the production of retail scales systems, Bizerba, have signed a far-reaching partnership agreement. The aim of the arrangement is to develop all-round software for commercial scales, which can be operated on any platform using the GK/Retail suite.

  • GK/Retail Suite Extended to Include Fully Integrated Scales Application

GK SOFTWARE AG will develop a new software solution called GK/Retail Open Scale as part of a comprehensive partnership agreement; this application will be available for direct use on PC-based scales manufactured by Bizerba. By separating the hardware, operating system and the scales application, the two partners are paving the way for open systems in the field of commercial scales. This will provide retailers with a wide spectrum of new opportunities, which range from freedom of choice in the scales hardware being used to a far better degree of integration in the systems landscapes.

The GK/Retail Open Scale solution for scales will be completely integrated in the system management and monitoring facilities available within the Store Device Control software in the GK/Retail suite. One of the last islands preventing the seamless, end-to-end integration with the central systems within a retail store landscape will now disappear. This means slimmer processes, faster processing times for required services, and a reduction in expenditure and complexity.

The new software is being developed by GK SOFTWARE AG in close cooperation with Bizerba; however, it will not constrain retailers to use Bizerba hardware, but will support any open PC scales. The partnership includes close cooperation in the fields of technology, sales and marketing.

  • About Bizerba
    Bizerba is a technology company providing professional system solutions for scales, labeling, information and food service equipment in the retail, food industry, manufacturing and logistics sectors; the firm has global operations and is the market leader in many divisions. Hardware and software specifically designed for certain sectors, powerful, networkable management systems and a broad spectrum of labels, consumables and business services provide transparent monitoring systems for integrated business processes and a high degree of availability of performance features typical of Bizerba applications.
    Bizerba operates in more than 120 countries around the globe – with 41 holdings in 23 countries and 54 national offices. The company, which employs approx. 3,000 members of staff, has its headquarters in Balingen, Germany; it has other production facilities in Messkirch (Germany), Bochum (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Pfäffikon (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Shanghai (China), Forest Hill (USA) and San Luis Potosi (Mexico).
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