September 17, 2010
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GK SOFTWARE AG wins prestigious Retail Week award for Best International Solution at Retail Week Technology Awards 2009

Schöneck / London, 17 June 2009 - At the Retail Week Technology Awards in London this week a jury of industry experts awarded the “Best International Solution” to GK SOFTWARE AG for its work with Douglas Perfumeries. Douglas Perfumeries, an international retailer with over 1,000 stores across Europe and the US, impressed the judges with their exemplary international implementation of GK/Retail.

Every year in June the British magazine, Retail Week, hosts the Technology Awards, a London-based event to celebrate the achievements of retailers and technology suppliers throughout the UK and Europe. This year, with more than 500 retailers and IT experts in attendance, GK SOFTWARE AG was recognized for their successful international implementation of GK/Retail.

GK SOFTWARE AG took on the challenge of replacing several different point-of-sale systems within Douglas Perfumeries with one single platform across all countries.The GK/Retail platform supports regional requirements for each of these diverse territories and delivers one-of-a-kind centralized tools to provide unparalleled enterprise functionality.An Enterprise Cockpit provides a central view of the hardware and software throughout the store landscape and Storemanager provides capabilities to manage and support the stores centrally.

GK/Retail has already been deployed in more than 10 of the 22 countries Douglas Perfumeries serves.Jeroen Timmer, Central Divisional IT Manager for Douglas Perfumeries said, "GK/Retail has met our high expectations and our experience with the GK team has been fantastic.With GK/Retail, we centrally manage and monitor our entire chain.This has drastically reduced support costs and downtime."

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