GRÜN Software Group14.06.2023

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GRÜN Software takes over the book retail software bookhit

GRÜN Software Group expands their platform GRÜN NTX to software for media companies through the acquisition of the software company bookhit from Hamm with the industry software for bookstores of the same name. The company will trade under in the future GRÜN bookhit GmbH.

Aachen / Endingen / Hamm / Munich, June 14.06.2023, XNUMX. The Aacheners GRÜN Software Group the takes over with your subsidiary GRÜN NTX Ltd as a platform too Software for the media industry all shares of bookhit GmbH from Hamm. bookhit is the manufacturer of the industry software for bookstores of the same name, which has been successfully on the market for over 30 years. The software is one of the market leaders in Germany and Austria and is used in around 500 bookstores as a merchandise management and POS solution, including the Hugendubel Group, Tyrolia, Facultas, Wagnersche and the Main Association of the Austrian Book Trade.

With the acquisition GRÜN continues the strategy of building a strong group of companies with digitization solutions for the media industry: “By adding the bookhit bookselling software, we now offer a comprehensive and unique software value chain for media companies. In the future, we will offer all processes from the digitization of the entire publishing business to web-based metadata distribution and bookselling from a single source. As part of our ecosystem, interfaces and thus data interoperability are created between all solutions. This means we can offer our customers even better and more automated solutions. This strengthens the competitiveness of our customers,” says Rainer Heckmann, CEO of GRÜN NTX Ltd.

The previous main shareholders and founders of bookhit GmbH, Michael Spartmann and Andreas Kemper, are also pleased about the partnership: “We are with you GRÜN We have found a partner who will give our customers, employees and our bookhit software solution a strong future.” GRÜN bookhit GmbH, will be available in an advisory capacity in the future, with Rainer Heckmann taking over the management. The location in Hamm and all employees and contact persons will remain the same.

The Hugendubel Group, as a previous minority shareholder and at the same time a central bookhit customer, also welcomes the entry of GRÜN: “We are pleased that with the GRÜN Group, a very good successor plan for bookhit and its employees could be found. With bookhit as one of our central software systems, we see future cooperation with the GRÜN “The group is very positive,” said Dr. Stefan Höllermann, Managing Director of the Hugendubel Group, DBH Buchhandels GmbH & Co. KG.

Also Dr. Oliver Grün, CEO of GRÜN Software Group GmbH, welcomes the new company: “bookhit’s bookselling software is a very good and future-proof extension to our platform for the media industry. We will also invest in bringing the software up to date and adding new features.”

The GRÜN Software Group is a constantly growing group of industry software manufacturers. GRÜN With more than 320 employees, offers B2B software for business-critical processes in companies and institutions for different industries and segments. The group of companies follows the maxim “industries need specialists” and always focuses on industry software with the individual platform companies. This means that the solutions remain tailored to each industry – how GRÜN NTX in the media industry - and give users and customers a head start in digitization compared to the use of monolithic and generalistic general ERP solutions. By bundling different industry solutions under one roof, there are also many synergy effects in the areas of development, marketing and also in the development of a digital ecosystem with interfaces between all industry solutions GRÜN Group.

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