September 17, 2010
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New Standard Software at "DEPOT"

The Gries Deco Company Uses GK/Retail at its POS Units

Schöneck, 21 August 2008 - GK SOFTWARE AG has completed the rollout of its new store program for the “DEPOT” sales line at Gries Deco Company GmbH on schedule. All the stores have been working with the standard GK/Retail software since the end of April. As a result, “DEPOT” will be able to benefit from further developments made to GK/Retail in future.

Gries Deco Company GmbH has opted to work with GK SOFTWARE AG, one of the leading technological developers and providers of standard software for the retail trade in Europe, in order to boost its growth and unify its existing store IT network. Gries Deco Company GmbH, which has its corporate headquarters in Niedernberg near Aschaffenburg, successfully operates more than 125 stores in Germany, Switzerland and Spain. Gift items and decorative accessories have been sold under the company’s own brand name “DEPOT” since 1995. The network of stores and franchises is set to be further expanded over the next few years.

Everything from a Single Source

The company was searching for a POS solution, which would allow integrated processes. As the standard version of GK/Retail meets most of these requirements, it was possible to complete the rollout in all the shops managed directly by the company on schedule in less than two months. This was preceded by a brief adjustment phase for the program. Hans-Dieter Christ, Managing Director of Gries Deco Company GmbH, believes that the user-friendliness of the POS software and the way that sales staff can understand the system intuitively played a major role in this: “GK SOFTWARE AG has met our requirements in the best possible manner.” But on top of this, the customer was fully persuaded by the wide range of functions, the technical operating concept, the software architecture and the possibility of controlling all the POS units, setting their parameters and supplying them with updates from enterprise headquarters. The total package for Gries Deco Company GmbH contains the new POS solution, which is being used on SurePOS 500 till hardware from IBM, the Backoffice system, Storemanager and the GK/Retail Enterprise Cockpit.

Program for Medium-Sized Enterprises Can Be Implemented Quickly

Rainer Gläß, CEO at GK SOFTWARE AG issued the following statement: “By realizing this project for “DEPOT” quickly and using our standard software as the basis, we have once again demonstrated, as in other projects, that the GK/Retail suite can be adapted to an outstanding degree to fit any company size. This means that we can meet the special requirements of specialist retailers and those needed by major corporations with international operations.”

  • About Gries Deco Company GmbH
    Gries Deco Company GmbH, which has its corporate headquarters in Niedernberg, has developed into a vertical retail company with more than 600 employees and annual sales of approx. € 60 million over the past few years. The company uses the brand name “DEPOT” and sells decorative and gift items, furniture and interior decorations in more than 125 stores in Germany, Switzerland and on the island of Majorca, in addition to having its own online shop.


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