Omnichannel retail innovation has increased dramatically as a result of COVID-19, and OmniPOS 5.19 will help further accelerate that transformation. Retail formats are converging as never before, with the emergence of new concepts such as grocerants and an increased emphasis on dining, fuel, customer engagement and mobile apps.
GK Software’s all-in-one platform provides a single solution that eliminates the need for multiple POS systems and enables rapid innovation. Because OmniPOS 5.19 provides headless commerce services, it provides a single unified platform that can adapt to the changes affecting all retail segments.
"Industry lines are invisible to customers, and smart retailers are embracing this thinking," said Fiona Harris, CEO of ROC Associates, a leading advisor on technology and process alignment for retailers in convenience and fuel retailing, grocery, hospitality and QSR/full-service restaurants. "The pace of change in retail is unprecedented, and it’s urgent for retailers to meet customers‘ changing expectations. Retailers must operate lighter, find new ways to grow and take care of their customers. I’m excited to see GK Software stepping up to meet these needs."
OmniPOS 5.19 includes restaurant POS
Support for QSRs and full-service restaurants is a key feature of the new release, and GK Software includes this in its core POS platform. Features include:
– Full table-service functionality
– Support for quick-service restaurants
– Integrations with kitchen production systems
– Enhanced APIs to enable innovative 3rd party integrations and customization of the solution to address retailer specific requirements.
OmniPOS 5.19 also provide improvements for fuel retailing that include EMV and contactless payments in the store and at the pump, widescreen POS support for fuel pump displays and visibility of external applications – such as security monitors, integrated lottery, workforce management and more. Ultra-thin POS (utPOS) clients provide a highly flexible mobile POS that can operate on any device or platform with full functionality.
"Many retailers struggle with managing different POS solutions; for example, grocers and convenience stores may operate separate systems for in-store restaurants, fuel and their core business," said Michael Jaszczyk, CEO, GK Software USA. "That’s why OmniPOS 5.19 is such a groundbreaking solution. By providing a unified platform for all retail formats, GK Software simplifies integrations, reduces the cost and time required for maintenance and gives retailers the agility they need for continual innovation."
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 omni-channel 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.
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