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April 7, 2016
Press Release: gicom Releases Vendor Profitability Planning & Analytics to Enable Buyers to Simulate Margins in Real Time

Overath, Germany – Purchasing for retail will gain a new dimension of transparency and accuracy: gicom today released a complementary solution for SAP® software that allows buyers to simulate margins before and during their negotiation in real time. Using gicom’s Vendor Profitability Planning & Analytics with the SAP HANA® platform and SAP Customer Activity Repository application, buyers are now able to compare vendors and calculate a net-net margin in real time, down to article level. Additionally the solution offers a convenient user interface based on SAPUI5 (HTML 5) to enable buyers to access relevant information at any time and any place.

With these solutions, buyers can tell right away if the deal the vendor is offering will be profitable by using advanced what-if simulations, forecast and analytics. This latest innovation by gicom helps retailers achieve higher margins.

About gicom

For more than 20 years, gicom has successfully developed multi-awarded software solutions for traders. With over 70 employees, gicom supports customers in more than 16 countries and focuses on contracts, prices, terms and conditions, private labels and advertising costs. Several of these solutions are certified and endorsed by SAP, and leverage the latest SAP technologies (SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Customer Activity Repository and SAP UI5).

Solutions endorsed by SAP are complementary to SAP software offerings, have been specifically integrated with SAP solutions and tested by SAP, and provide additional choices and flexibility for businesses running SAP software. SAP-endorsed business solutions are offered by SAP partners.

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February 5, 2016

Lebensmittelzeitung: Hagebau becomes the first group with a complex conditions structure to use Gicom’s special software

Soltau, Germany – The Hagebau Group has introduced a vendor negotiation management system from gicom. From March, the Soltauer-based group will manage its complex bonus settlement entirely with the software, which is also used by Edeka Minden, Globus, and Media-Saturn.

 Read the article (German)

March 6, 2015
Lebensmittelzeitung: Globus buyers look right through to the margin

Globus is extending its use of gicom’s software for negotiation and agreements management. The company’s buyers are likely to head into the next annual reviews equipped with mobile devices, where they keep the latest versions of their agreements with vendors.

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Top Supplier Retail 2015

from left: Stefan Hilger (CEO, gicom) and Bernd Grande (Head of IT, Globus SB-Warenhaus)

February 27, 2015
Lebensmittelzeitung: Smart technology gets its reward

At EuroCIS 2015, the EHI presented department store operator Globus with an award for outstanding IT projects. Globus was recognized for implementing the gicom suite for purchasing planning and negotiation of agreements with vendors.

Read the article (German)


 June 18, 2014

Channel Insider: SAP Launches New HANA Application Partner Program

Read gicom CEO Stefan Hilger’s comments on the advantages of SAP HANA in the cloud from gicom’s perspective.

June 10, 2014
SAP News Center: SAP PartnerEdge Program for Application Development Helps to Unlock More Big Data and Cloud Opportunities

Read the article on extension of the SAP PartnerEdge Program for Applications Development, in which gicom Managing Director Stefan Hilger also welcomes the extension of the program as an SAP partner.

June 10, 2014
CRN: SAP Partner Organization Overhaul Nearly Complete

Read the comment of gicom CEO Stefan Hilger about the almost complete overhaul of the SAP partner organization.

May 23, 2014
SAP News Center: SAP Retail Summit Features Strong Partner Ecosystem

Read the blog of Lori Mitchell-Keller, Senior Vice President of Global Industry SAP Retail, about the latest innovations of gicom, which were presented at the SAP Retail Summit in The Hague. In particular, the subjects SAP Customer Activity Repository and SAP HANA were focused.