GK Software now also offering the proven CLOUD4RETAIL platform for the catering industry − Manufactum places its trust in GK Hospitality

With GK Hospitality, GK Software has integrated the requirements of restaurants into its CLOUD4RETAIL platform, enabling retail companies to now use the same agile and highly scalable software platform for their catering areas as they do in their stores. The solution can also be used by chain catering establishments.

As with all CLOUD4RETAIL components, the catering version can be used both in the cloud and in the classical way on premises. SAP is also already selling GK Hospitality as an add-on to the SAP Omnichannel Point-of-Sale by GK solution, which is identical to the GK Software solution.

As of Release 5.17, typical restaurant requirements such as assigning orders to tables, supplying counter or kitchen printers with data, splitting tables when paying, creating subtotals, handover when changing shifts and recording tips have become standard features of the proven GK Software platform.

One of the first companies to decide to use GK Hospitality for their retail catering is Manufactum. The company relies on GK solutions across all of its business units and sales divisions and is now applying them for the Manufactum Brot & Butter catering business as well. By using standardized software, the intention is to enable guests to pay for the food and drink they consume on the premises along with the products they purchase at the counter. To this end, the scales used at the counters are also fully integrated into the solution.

Jens Braida, Manufactum Group Project Manager explains: "We offer our customers a seamless, endto- end dining and shopping experience. A standardized software solution is the answer to this, and at the same time enables us to reduce the number of systems in use. That also applies to fiscalization, which we have implemented with the Deutsche Fiskal cloud solution. We are extremely satisfied with the collaboration with GK Software and are delighted that our catering requirements are also now reflected in the GK solution."

Following the GK Drive petrol station solution, GK Hospitality brings another addition to the CLOUD4RETAIL platform enabling retail companies to implement the requirements of their different business areas with a uniform solution. Besides reducing complexity, this hugely simplifies an overarching customer approach and company-wide promotions and loyalty campaigns.


GK Software SE is a leading developer and provider of standard software for the retail sector, and currently counts 22 percent of the world’s 50 largest retailers among its customer base. According to a study published by RBR 2020, the Company is one of the leading international providers of POS software and is the fastest growing business in the industry in terms of the number of installations worldwide (without Hospitality and Petrol). The company offers an extensive range of solutions for stores and enterprise headquarters as well as for the implementation of contemporary omnichannel retail concepts. Thanks to its open and platform-independent software solutions in the GK/Retail Suite, the company has established itself as one of the market’s leading providers of technology and innovations. Its solutions enable retail chains with numerous stores to optimize their business processes and to benefit from significant potential for saving costs and implementing customer loyalty programs in order to improve their competitiveness. In addition to its own software solutions, GK Software SE also offers customers a comprehensive range of implementation and maintenance services. Having been acquired in 2012, AWEK GmbH and in 2015, the retail segment of DBS Data Business Systems Inc. In 2017, the company acquired a majority shareholding in prudsys AG, a company focused on artificial intelligence. In 2018, the valuephone GmbH was acquired, which develops leading solutions for mobile consumers. retail7 GmbH, specializing in cloud solutions for smaller retailers, was founded in 2020.

The company employs 1,159 members of staff (figures for 31 March 2021) across its headquarters in Schöneck (Germany) and other business locations in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine and the USA. GK Software SE’s customers include many well-known retailers, including Adidas, Edeka, Lidl, Aldi, Coop (Switzerland), Netto Marken-Discount, Hornbach, Migros, Grupo Kuo and Walmart. The software is currently being used at almost 500,000 retail and payment installations across approximately 100,000 stores in more than 60 countries. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and its sales revenues totaled EUR 117.6 million in 2020. Since launching the company in 1990, the two founders Rainer Gläß (CEO) and Stephan Kronmüller (deputy board member), together with the experienced management team, have shaped GK Software into a profitable company exhibiting strong growth.

Further information about the company: https://www.gk-software.com

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Dr. René Schiller
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