SAP Offers Retailers in North America a Full Range of Store Solutions to Optimize Their Businesses Through Extended Global Reseller Agreement With GK Software

May 28, 2013 by SAP News

SAP has expanded its global reseller agreement with GK Software and will now offer the full range of store solutions from the GK/Retail Business Suite in North America. The GK store solutions sold by SAP are tightly integrated with other SAP applications and can be linked to devices used within a store, such as POS systems, scales, mobiles, empties, self check-out and vendor machines. The integration will provide customers using these solutions with an end-to-end solution that can be used to link multiple stores with SAP solutions in a real-time environment. The benefits to retailers are lean, comprehensive and integrated business processes, decreased costs, and lower TCO.

SAP is committed to empowering our retail customers with the solutions they need that will allow them to best serve their customers.  The store solutions we resell from GK Software are outstanding additions to our robust retail solution portfolio.  Working closely with our leading ecosystem of partners, we are delivering game-changing innovation to customers. GK Software is a key example of what makes our ecosystem such a success. Together with GK Software, we are delivering added value to retail customers, empowering them to achieve business efficiencies and to run better than ever.

“The store solutions supplied by GK Software enable genuine, end-to-end processes integrated with SAP solutions,” said Rainer Glaess, CEO, GK Software  “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 and Asia, we’re looking forward to continuing this successful course with SAP in North America.”

SAP will resell GK’s solutions under the names SAP Point-of-Sale by GK, SAP Store Device Control by GK, SAP Offline Mobile Store by GK, SAP Label and Poster Printing by GK and SAP Open Scale Management by GK.

SAP AG has partnered with GK Software globally since 2011.  The introduction of these solutions into the North American market signifies another important step in the strategic partnership between GK Software AG and SAP AG.

Lori Mitchell-Keller is senior vice president and head of Global Retail Industry Business Unit at SAP.

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