May 12, 2011
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Joint Software Package from SAP and GK SOFTWARE AG Now Available for the Retail Sector

Schöneck, 12 May 2011 – Point of Sale, Mobile Merchandise Management and Store Device Control are the GK SOFTWARE AG software solutions, which SAP is now starting to sell. The successful productive use of these software solutions in the joint EDEKA project formed the prelude to this decision. Sales will be directly launched in the D-A-CH area (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and will be gradually followed by the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) sales area and the rest of the world. In order to assist this process, both companies have agreed a joint sales and marketing concept and clear structures for their technical cooperation. GK SOFTWARE AG will continue to provide all the software solutions directly in addition to the sales arrangement with SAP.

Following the successful launch of the pilot project connected to the cooperation arrangement for the EDEKA LUNAR program, SAP will now sell three software solutions produced by GK SOFTWARE AG: “GK offline mobile handheld application from SAP,” “GK store device control software from SAP” and “GK point-of-sale software from SAP.” These software solutions are now available from SAP in line with the agreements that have been made. The conditions for this arrangement are based on the successful premium qualification of the software solutions in the SAP test laboratories and the productive start at EDEKA on schedule.
The GK software solutions enable SAP to expand its range of products for the retail sector by making use of the proven expertise at GK SOFTWARE AG in the areas of linking up stores and store processes. GK SOFTWARE AG is expecting the partnership to lead to an increase in sales potential in the medium term, particularly in the international arena.

The “GK offline mobile handheld application from SAP” software provides seamless end-to-end links between all the relevant store processes to the central SAP system and enables the retail sector to have faster processes available with a much higher degree of data quality. With “GK store device control software from SAP,” the partners are providing software for the central management of all the subsystems in stores – e.g. tills, scales, reverse vending machines or vending machines – and this provides automatic downloading and uploading processes for data and a seamless link to the merchandise management system. “GK point-of-sale software from SAP” is the market-leading till and store software from the GK SOFTWARE AG portfolio, which is being used by leading retailers under the GK/Retail POS brand name in more than 30 countries.

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