September 17, 2010
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GK SOFTWARE AG Receives RIF Certification from IBM

GK SOFTWARE AG is one of the first German providers of retail store solutions to be certified by IBM for the “IBM Retail Integration Framework” (RIF).

Schöneck, 3 July 2009. GK SOFTWARE AG has received certification from IBM for its GK/Retail software suite with regard to the IBM Retail Integration Framework (RIF). This framework is based on open standards like ARTS or Global Standards (GS1) and aims to ensure smooth communications and business processes in the retail sector. “Ready for IBM – Retail Integration Framework” is an initiative introduced by IBM to check selected solutions provided by business partners and based on open standards to test their use in retail applications. IBM uses high assessment standards for this purpose: Only platform-independent providers of solutions receive Retail Integration Framework certification, provided that they meet the highest requirements regarding future viability and technological competence for the retail sector.

The GK/Retail software suite has successfully met the requirements for this certification process. To achieve this, various integration scenarios were tested with specialists from IBM. GK/Retail had already been certified for the previous initiative from IBM, which was entitled “Store Integration Framework (SIF).”

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