- New platform for one of the largest point-of-sale (POS) installations in the food retail sector in Europe
- Successful collaboration lasting more than 20 years
GK Software will continue its collaboration with the Schwarz Group in the future, over the coming years working with the group to convert its POS software to the CLOUD4RETAIL open platform. The new system enables the seamless integration of mobile in-store services for customers, a close dovetailing with digital offers and the use of modern cloud technologies.
The digitalisation of the group’s stores has accelerated massively in recent years. GK has been a Lidl technology partner since as far back as 1999, providing the POS solution for all Lidl stores in over 30 countries worldwide, among other products. By switching to the latest solution, Lidl will be able to benefit from modern cloud technology, an open expansion concept and unified platform support for mobile solutions.
Rocco Gehring, Director of Customer Systems at Schwarz IT, explains: “The Schwarz Group wants to continue setting the benchmark for the digitalisation of the retail sector, offering its customers innovative services across all channels. To achieve this, we were looking for a technology partner whose solutions meet the latest standards. Combined with our in-house developments and our next-generation cloud-based IT platforms, it puts us in a position to implement innovations and requirements quickly. GK is a long-standing partner with whom we also aim to undertake joint activities to facilitate modern cloud operations with STACKIT and IT security activities with XM Cyber.”
Rainer Gläß, CEO of GK Software, comments: “It was crucial to our growth en route to becoming one of the leading providers on the market that a company like Lidl has given us the opportunity since 1999 to prove ourselves on major and complex international projects. This is why I’m particularly pleased that we have been able to convince the Schwarz Group with our solutions time and again and help implement joint IT projects that are among the biggest in this sector worldwide.”