Company News • 23.03.2010
GK SOFTWARE AG Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Hornbach Baumarkt AG
Successful launch for GK SOFTWARE AG in the home improvement store sector
GK SOFTWARE AG has received an order to equip all the Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG markets with GK/Retail, following the successful conclusion of the pilot project. The switch at the Hornbach home improvement stores in nine European countries is due to take place in the near future. All the special functions needed for the home improvement store market were introduced into the software as part of this project within less than a year.
Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG, one of the most important European operators of home improvement and garden stores, will be equipping all its business locations with GK SOFTWARE AG solutions in the future. Hornbach had commissioned the company to provide a complete pilot installation with all the special home improvement store features at the end of 2008. GK SOFTWARE AG completed this project in less than a year, basing it on the GK/Retail standard software. Following an intensive test phase, which started in the fall of 2009, Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG has now decided to introduce the software to all its markets. This decision is based on the high quality and speed demonstrated in completing the previous project.
Standard Software for Home Improvement and Garden Stores
The order from Hornbach means that GK SOFTWARE AG has successfully tapped into the home improvement store sector. Many special features have been included in the standard product and they now increase the universality of GK/Retail. Close integration with Hornbach’s central SAP system also formed part of the project.
Rainer Gläß, CEO at GK SOFTWARE AG says: “Based on this successful project at Hornbach, we have once again proven that our standard software can be quickly adapted to any retail sector and that we can meet the special demands set by any customer.”