Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, April 09, 2015 – Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, and GK Software AG, a leading technology developer and provider of standard software for the retail sector, today announced a partnership designed to achieve fast and flexible implementations of SAP® Store Management applications by GK, for customers across the world.
The purview of this partnership covers leading store-operations software products, which are tightly integrated with SAP software. These include applications such as SAP Point-of-Sale by GK, SAP Open Scale Management by GK, SAP Store Device Control by GK, SAP Label and Poster Printing by GK and SAP Offline Mobile Store by GK, which offer state-of-the-art omni-channel capabilities for international retailers.
Wipro will offer end-to-end implementation services for joint projects. Wipro consultants have completed an advanced training program at the GK Software Academy in order to develop expertise in the software products, which will be key to this partnership. GK Software will provide consultancy services and customer support. The SAP Store Management applications by GK will be sold directly by SAP.
“This partnership is in line with our consistent focus on delivering real-time, transformational agility to our customers in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries,” said Natarajan Srinivasan, Global Head, SAP Application Services, Wipro Ltd. “Our partnership with GK Software AG will enable better collaboration across business functions to consistently provide end-to-end integrated solutions for omni-channel retailers. The solutions enabled by this partnership are capable of organizing thousands of stores and devices, hundreds of thousands of articles, and catering to millions of consumers, while providing a unified shopping experience,” he added.
Rainer Glaess, CEO of GK Software commented, “The partnership with Wipro permits a very attractive joint product and implementation offer for retailers around the world. Wipro is a highly experienced partner with a strong global network that we expect will give our international customers confidence that industry-leading solutions will be implemented for them, on time and in a cost-efficient manner. For GK Software, the partnership offers the opportunity to scale our international business, further accelerating the growth of the company.”
“As a trusted SAP global service provider, Wipro is an ideal implementation partner for SAP Store Management applications by GK. We expect that the combined expertise between GK Software and Wipro will help achieve our shared vision of providing best-in-class, differentiated solutions to our retail customers across the globe,” said Lori Mitchell-Keller, senior vice president and head of Global Retail IBU, SAP.