September 17, 2010
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Top-Class Retail Technology

On the EuroShop, the GK Software AG Will Show Innovative Product Novelties and Holistic Solutions for Enterprise and Store

The GK Software AG will utilise the coming EuroShop to present pathbreaking branch store solutions and to jointly appear together with partners (hall 6 / booth A 44). The kernel piece of the fair appearance will consist in the newest GK/Retail version the efficiency of which has been further improved through many innovations. Examples of highlights will be the live presentation of the Enterprise Store Server, the new HeadOffice components, the new version of the GK/Retail Mobile solution and the linkage of various subsystems such as price checkers or dispensers via the StoreWeaver. At the GK Software AG's booth, furthermore, partnership solutions together with IBM, Fujitsu, valuephone and Vensafe will be shown.

On the coming EuroShop, on an enlarged area (hall 6 / booth A 44), the GK Software AG will present its comprehensive product portfolio as well as many product novelties and further developments.

Live operation on the fair: The central branch store server

One of the fair highlights will consist in the live presentation of the Enterprise Store Server. Using this central branch store server, the BackOffice server services and the appertaining databases can be completely relocated to the head office without any restrictions in the operation on site. The system is already productively used with a big German retailer and, on the fair, will be shown live in a distributed scenario. The central server including the branch store database will be working in the enterprise head office in Schöneck whereas merely the client applications will reside on the BackOffice system in Dusseldorf. Using the Enterprise Store Server, retailers can open up substantial saving potentials in the areas of hardware, service and maintenance and can considerably reduce the Total Cost of Ownership.

Promotions à la carte

In this year, a further highlight of the GK Software AG's product show will consist in the central HeadOffice components. For example, the browser-based Promotion Designer allows the very easy setting-up of actions and promotions through Drag&Drop. The central coupon server ensures transparency and prevents fraud due to the fact that coupons can be accepted in validated manner over the entire enterprise. With the integrated gift card solution, retailers can operate their own electronic credit card systems on the basis of GK/Retail. Of course, GK/Retail also manages all cross-enterprise loyalty systems such as Payback, Happy-Digits, Deutschland-Karte or Miles&More.

GK/Retail makes mobile

With GK/Retail Mobile, the GK Software AG will offer a comprehensive mobile branch store solution that combines merchandise-management-related, administrative and cashing functionalities. The new version that will be shown on the fair is based on the up-to-date Java technology and offers a long-term operational concept by means of which updates and maintenance are ensured. Using GK/Retail Mobile, inventories, goods movements, amortisations or label printing can be realised everywhere in the branch store. In connection with an MDE unit with integrated printer as it will be shown on the fair, GK/Retail Mobile can also be used very easily as Queue Busting cash register or on special sales areas.

Holistic solutions together with partners

Again, one of the highlights at the GK Software AG's booth will consist in the valuephone solution. It sets the benchmark for mobile retailing and offers end user applications in the area of contactless payment as well as for the holistic administration of loyalty programs, purchase lists or contacts on the cell phone and the valuephone Internet portal.

Moreover, at specific info points on the GK Software AG's fair booth, the close cooperation with the partners IBM and Fujitsu will be demonstrated. Furthermore, together with the Vensafe GmbH, the complete goods dispenser integration into the branch store solution will be shown that is used with a German food retailer.

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