February 23, 2015 | Johannesburg/Schoeneck
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GK Software opens offices in South Africa

  • Points of presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Emma Murray Managing Director for GK Software Africa

GK Software is the leading European provider of integrated store solutions - and is opening up offices in South Africa in support of the recent success they have had in securing 3 customers in the SA market.

“Being directly present in the market place is an important commitment to our customers and to our future success in the African market”, says Achim Sieren, Chief Operations Officer and member of the Group Management Board for GK Software AG in Germany.

“The Store Solutions supplied by GK Software enable genuine end-to-end processes integrated with SAP solutions,” said Sieren. “These solutions provided by GK Software and resold by SAP will be game changing for our retail customers. For example, the new SAP Point-of-Sale by GK application based on the SAP HANA® platform is the first to leverage this in-memory technology and it will provide our retail customers greater ability to service their customers. Following the success we have achieved with these solutions in Europe, North America and Asia, we’re looking forward to continuing this successful course in Africa.”

GK Software has appointed Emma Murray as the Managing Director for GK Software Africa. Murray has spearheaded GK’s entry into the market as the CEO of IP Inc., which is the exclusive sales partner for GK in the African market. She has extensive experience in growing and developing the local market for international vendors, having done so successfully for Software AG previously.

“GK Software is an innovative company with an impressive track record in delivering retail solutions to a broad range of retailers. The opportunity to bring such an international leader into the local market and develop and grow the local skills base to support our customers is immensely exciting” says Murray. “In support of our success in the Africa market, we understand that our solutions are a critical part of a retailer’s business and their daily operations, and we are serious about being a strategic partner to our customers”.

GK Africa has points of presence in both Johannesburg and Cape Town and will be actively growing the team in the coming months.

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