September 17, 2010
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Successful Project Realizations and Strong Growth

The GK Software AG Draws Impressive Balance

The GK Software AG further on writes on its unique success story. Seven new rolled-out projects and seven new country versions are the highlights of the last year that clearly attest the successful growth trend of the GK Software AG. In addition, the GK/Retail suite was further developed and, once again, was considerably extended with the central branch store server, the HeadOffice applications as well as the new mobile solution version.

For the GK Software AG, the year 2007 was the most successful one in the 17-year history of the enterprise. Turnover and yield could be increased considerably. At the same time, the number of employees rose to about 160. To allow for this staff rise, the enterprise headquarters in Schöneck were considerably increased by an extension building. With that, the GK Software AG continues the developments of the last years and positions as one of the most important providers of branch store solutions in Europe.

Production Rollout of Seven New Projects

The GK Software AG's growth was supported by the successful production rollout of seven new projects. For example, in 2007, all 700 Telekom Shop stores were equipped with GK/Retail. Furthermore, the piloting or the rollout was started with the Kaufhof Warenhaus AG, the EDEKA Minden and further big customers from the areas of food retail trade (WEZ), food retailing-Discount, book trade (Thalia), sporting goods (Intersport Voswinkel) and beverage trade. In parallel to that, existing customer projects were further developed and extended by multitude of new functionalities.

GK/Retail Utilization in Seven New Countries

In 2007, the GK/Retail capabilities with respect to the international use were clearly shown again. For example, seven new country versions were transferred into the productive operation (among them, several versions for countries with fiscal legislation). At the same time, with the first installations in the USA, the fourth continent was entered with GK/Retail. With that, GK/Retail is now utilized in 25 countries.

Portfolio Extension by Innovative Solutions

For the GK Software AG, the year 2007 was very important in the area of new solutions too. With the Enterprise Store Server, the innovative central BackOffice solution was introduced on the market that has already proven in the productive use. At the same time, new or extended central components such as the Promotion Designer, the coupon server or the gift card were rolled out. These components as well as the new GK/Retail Mobile version will be presented to the specialized public on the EuroShop in Dusseldorf.

Rainer Gläß, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the GK Software AG: "We are pleased about a further outstanding year. For us, this means motivation and incentive to continue this very positive development in the coming year. In 2007, we again showed that we are able with our GK/Retail solution to successfully realize projects of different size in diverse branches of trade and countries with an unparalleled Time to Market and highest quality."

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