Interview with Michael Tsifidaris, Founder and Chairman KPS AG
Major online marketplaces like Amazon or Ebay have put physical retailers on the defensive. The best counterattack, says Michael Tsifidaris, Chairman and Managing Partner at KPS AG, is an act of liberation: completely revamp your retail platform.
KPS AG publishes Annual Report 2015/2016 - sales and earnings once more at record level
Unterföhring/Munich, 31 January 2017 – KPS AG presents its Annual Report for the year 2015/2016 today. Final Group figures confirm the provisional figures published on 16 January 2017. The sales threshold of 140 million euros was significantly exceeded. Consolidated sales rose to 144.9 million euros (previous year 122.9 million euros). Group EBIT went up to 22.3 million euros (previous year 18.6 million euros). Equity ratio at 61.4 % (previous year 58.0 %). Dividend proposal of 33 eurocents per share (previous year 30 cents).
Saphira Consulting to become part of KPS
KPS further expanding it’s footprint in the Nordic region
Munich, Dec. 6, 2016 – KPS AG, the European market leader in retail transformation consulting, has acquired Saphira Consulting A/S, a leading SAP implementation partner in the Nordic market.
Europe’s leading management consultancy for the retail sector
We help our clients introduce innovative new strategies and processes faster and more efficiently, securing their long-term competitive edge.
Industry focus delivers innovative solutions
What sets the best apart from the rest? Companies that succeed concentrate on the capabilities that differentiate them from the competition and give them their competitive edge. This also applies to business processes and the deployment of technologies. And to their consulting partners.
KPS Rapid Transformation – up to 50% faster
Lars Radoor Sørensen, COO PUMA: The waterfall approach doesn’t work. KPS Rapid Transformation reduces complexity and helps you achieve your goals faster. Speed is a crucial factor in today’s markets.
Fashion: the opportunities of digitization and verticalization
The fashion trade is the largest and fastest-growing segment in online retailing. In recent years, it has undergone fundamental structural change worldwide. Intense verticalization and the inexorable advance of online retailing have radically changed the competitive landscape.
KPS and SAP: combined expertise for our clients
KPS is an SAP Gold Partner, SAP Service and Channel Partner, and one of the few SAP Hybris Platinum Partners in the world. As a long-standing SAP Partner, KPS boasts outstanding references and extensive experience with SAP solutions – especially in retailing and e-commerce, as well as digital customer management and marketing.
Deichmann: omnichannel business at Europe’s largest shoe retailer
With 3,700 stores in 24 countries and around 37,000 employees, Deichmann is Europe’s market leader in shoe retailing. Online business has also been growing strongly for a number of years. The family company Deichmann has long entrusted its consulting partner KPS with implementing its omnichannel strategy.
Digitization changes everything
KPS boasts sound expertise and outstanding customer references in the retail, consumer products, services, and manufacturing industries.
KPS Application Management Services
KPS AMS – the systematic continuation of successful Rapid Transformation projects: KPS AMS (Application Management Support) in Heilbronn and Dortmund works successfully for our clients. AMS is a KPS service offering that extends beyond the duration of the project, supporting our customers with the day-to-day operation of their SAP landscape.
SAP Hybris Partner right from the start
E-commerce is about much more than just selling merchandise online or services on the internet. That’s why we advocate all-inclusive SAP Hybris solutions, which deliver leading-edge support for omnichannel commerce, as well as high-performance e-commerce and marketing platforms.
Bricks & Clicks
Physical stores, once thought defunct, are set to be a key part of the digital retail era. If retailers embrace this evolution, they can dramatically cut costs and turnaround times by working with a single, experienced partner.
Digital purchasing in B2B and B2C
Mobile user devices make a new digital shopping experience possible. But there’s more to this than simply having a pristine webshop. Mobile devices entail long-term changes for both online and brick-and-mortar business. A large number of user devices, apps and information have to be orchestrated in order to avoid complexity becoming complication and to ensure that the customer’s journey through the digital shopping world provides the desired experience.
"KPS has excellent references. The combination of the experienced consultants and the KPS Rapid Transformation method is unique."
Alan Jensen, CIO Dansk, Supermarked
"Flexibility and trust are more than just buzzwords; they are values that we put into practice. And that makes work fun. "
Dirk Brambring, Senior Manager
"Being one of the best: a good reason to choose KPS."
Fei Liu, Senior Developer