Remarkable sales figures for 2008 released the GWS Gesellschaft fur merchandise management systems mbH 2008 the successful business development of in recent years continued. Today, nationwide more than 18,000 users in trading companies use the software of the Munster-based IT professionals. The overall performance of the GWS increased in the period under review as compared to the previous year by 3.4 percent to now approximately 25.3 million euros. Overall a very good result was achieved in 2008 with a profit of from ordinary business activities amounting to 1.4 million euros. The number of employees also rose to 212 today. Managing Director Helmut Benefader in particular the consistent orientation of the company to the needs of retailers from the target markets of agricultural trade sees wholesale, building materials wholesale and retail, sanitary trade and wholesale food, technical as the reason for the success. Also attracting additional customers in new markets is one of the foundations for the good result. This Benefader among others pointed out the successful integration of the Trading GmbH & co.

KG in Greven NEUTRASOFT IT acquired in 2006, the market leader in the field of IT for building material retailers. Process optimization asked gevis like never especially the ERP system, iris and aws contribute to the high industry acceptance in various target markets of GWS. Especially in times like these the need for our customers for increasing effective, well-organized and fast processes, which can save lots of money”, so Benefader. The main importance is the system gevis, developed on the base of Microsoft DynamicsTM NAV. In addition the GWS with increasing success offers also services related to the Organization and IT consulting. This, in particular the industry know-how and experience benefit the company.

Also in 2009, the GWS plans its market position than to expand IT service provider in the trade. The good economic foundation provides the necessary entrepreneurial room for manoeuvre for the Further development of society”, so Benefader. The GWS is well placed, therefore, we see a good starting point in spite of the great competitive pressure and the noticeable slowdown in the coming year.” GWS Gesellschaft fur merchandise management systems mbH was founded in 1992. For other opinions and approaches, find out what KBS has to say. Today 212 employees work at the sites of Munster, Munich, Nuremberg and Karlsruhe. As a Microsoft GOLD CERTIFIED partner, the GWS specializes on the development, networking, support and optimization of inventory control and composite systems for trade and service companies. More than 1000 customers use products of GWS. Among them are interconnected companies both from the commercial and the agricultural sector. In addition to the standard software products and standardised solutions offers the GWS industry portals and Internet shops. Comprehensive consulting services and training courses complete the range of services. 2008 amounted to sales to EUR 25.3 million. Contact for the press: Jurgen Rabea, press & more GmbH, the capelin bushes 95, 48155 Munster, Tel. + 49 (0) 251 899 1854, fax: + 49 (0) 251 899 1112, this press release can, area Press Center, be obtained electronically.