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In brief...

When clients engage the specialists from KPS, they aim to realign and implement innovative business processes and technologies as rapidly as possible. KPS is the leading management consultancy for the retail sector and has a strong presence in several more industries. The firm employs 1,300 highly skilled experts worldwide who know precisely how to help companies succeed faster by transforming and digitizing processes.

The consultants have earned an excellent reputation for implementing seamlessly integrated end-to-end processes covering the entire value chain – from classic store and merchandise management to B2B and B2C commerce, right through to personalized customer engagement in sales and marketing. KPS is a one-stop provider of strategy, processes, technology, and implementation.

And KPS has developed its own method for this purpose: KPS Rapid-Transformation®.

In line with their defined strategic goals, clients choose processes tailored to their individual requirements at the KPS process factory by simply clicking and selecting them. Using best practice industry reference models and processing activities in parallel at all project levels reduces complexity and risk. And transparency is ensured right down to the individual process throughout the project runtime. Rapid prototyping in the system within just a few weeks enables the new processes to be visualized at an early stage. What’s more, onboarding and continuous involvement of all stakeholders is ensured by KPS Active Transformation Management. This approach enables our customers to accelerate their omnichannel and digital transformation initiatives by up to 50% and benefit earlier from innovative processes supported by state-of-theart technologies. The KPS experts contribute not only their comprehensive industry expertise, but also their skills and experience in agile, smooth handling of complex projects. External management expertise can be invaluable for any company seeking to break out of its niche – whether to make operations more dynamic or quite simply to reinvent itself to remain successful in new or changed markets. KPS is the partner of choice when it comes to achieving these ambitious goals quickly, smartly, and reliably.

In brief

  • Top-10 German management consultancies (Lünendonk)
  • Top-10 German e-commerce and internet agencies (iBusiness)
  • Strategy, process, and technology consulting and implementation
  • Leading consulting partner for the retail sector, with a strong presence in other industries
  • Experts in digital strategy and transformation, omnichannel
  • End-to-end process provider: store/ERP merchandise management, supply chain, commerce, sales and marketing
  • Establishment of the KPS Rapid-Transformation® method (reduction of project duration and costs of up to 50%)
  • Also part of KPS: Infront Strategy Consulting (Hamburg), Envoy Digital (London) and SAP Consulting ICE Consultants Europe (Barcelona)
  • Partnerships with SAP (Gold 2001, former Hybris Platinum 2003), SAP PCOE Customer Experience, SAP Ariba, SAP Concur Implementation Partner
  • Other partnerships: Annex Cloud, Qualtrics, Celum, Adobe Business, Intershop, GK Software, ZOption, Serrala (HanseOrga), EHI Institute Cologne, XITing, OpenText, Coremedia
  • Founded in 2000, Public, Listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE Prime), headquartered in Munich, branch offices and subisidaries in Europe and the USA

Selected Clients

  • Hugo Boss, Delvaux, Richemont, Louis Vuitton, CHRIST Jewelry & Watches, Escada
  • PUMA, SportScheck, Ochsner Sport, ScottSports, s.Oliver, Inditex, Deichmann, Brax
  • Dansk Supermarked, Coop, Arla, Globus SB, Spar, Lidl, Fressnapf, Coca-Cola, Koopman, Chefs Culinar/CITTI, Globus
  • Dreams,, home24, Dodenhof, Poco, XXXLutz
  • ElectronicPartner, Media-Saturn, Medion, Elkjöp, Philips, Electrolux
  • Helm, Henry Schein, Lincoln Electric, Philips, Henkel, Unilever
  • Seat, Continental, Webasto, Linde Group, Freudenberg, Velux
  • RWE, Westnetz, Innogy, Maersk Oil, Energinet, Schneider Electric



  • Top Supplier Retail (EHI Institute)
  • Best consultants 2014–2019, retail and consumer goods as well as IT implementation (brand eins + statista)
  • Retail Technology Award for Business Transformation (EHI, customer award)
  • SAP Gold Quality Award for Innovation (SAP, customer award)
  • Best Rapid Transformation and Innovation Consultancy (CFI.CO)
  • Best of Consulting in Strategy, Marketing & Organization (WirtschaftsWoche business magazine)
  • Fastest growing companies in Europe (Financial Times)
  • Top-100 innovator in German SMEs (Deutscher Mittelstandssummit)
  • IT Innovation Award (Initiative Mittelstand)
  • Hidden Champion Digital Transformation (University of St. Gallen, WirtschaftsWoche business magazine)
  • FOCUS Growth Champion (Focus business magazine)
  • 10 Most Recommended Retail Solution Providers
  • Bavaria’s Best 50 (Bavarian State Ministry)
  • Employer award: Top Company, Open Company (Kununu)


Founders: Michael Tsifidaris (Chair of the Supervisory Board), Leonardo Musso (Member of the Executive Board), Uwe Grünewald (Supervisory Board)
Vice Presidents:
Frank Deburba, Alexander Fahrnholz, Dr. Michael Mirz, Matthias Nollenberger, Josef Richter, Steffen Sattler, Thomas Sindemann, Thomas Süß
International Directors:
Barnaby Moffat, Branwell Moffat, Tim Hillman, Javier Ojeda Pan, Lluis Sans Rovira, Jørgen Klüwer

Financial key figures for fiscal year 2017/18

  • Turnover: EUR 180 million
  • Holding EBIT: EUR 18.8 million