Overview 2018



Rheinhessen Chamber of Industry and Commerce marks 60 years of innovation at Aareon
The Rheinhessen Chamber of Industry and Commerce marks Aareon’s 60th anniversary (in December 2017) with the presentation of a certificate to Aareon’s CEO Dr. Manfred Alflen by Günter Jertz, its Managing Director.

Photo: Rheinhessen Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Stefan Sämmer, Ober-Olm, Germany

Wodis Sigma CTI cracks the hundred-customer mark
More than 100 customers opt for the Wodis Sigma CTI (= computer-telephony integration) module which renders telephone customer support much easier.

EUROPA-CENTER AG, Hamburg, opts for the RELion ERP solution
With a construction volume of 385,000 m2 in 24 buildings, EUROPA-CENTER AG is not just a leading investor, housebuilder and developer, but also a portfolio manager and landlord for commercial properties in Germany.

The Torus Group goes live with Aareon QL, 1st Touch Mobile and Aareon QL Asset Management in the UK
The Torus Group (22,000 units) goes live with the integrated systems, creating an integrated digital ecosystem with access to a uniform database which renders business processes more efficient.

Photo: Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd,
Ashton-under-Lyne, UK



Wodis Sigma Dialogues also successful in 2018
Some 500 participants attend the Wodis Sigma Dialogues 2018 held across Germany. One major topic is the interaction between the ERP solution and the Aareon Smart World digital solutions.

Photo: Aareon, Mainz, Germany

FLÜWO Bauen Wohnen eG opts for Wodis Sigma
The biggest housing cooperative in southern Germany signs a contract for over 14,000 units.



Geraint Griffiths appointed new CEO of Aareon UK
Geraint Griffiths, who has worked at Aareon since 1993, is now in charge of all UK business.

Photo: Andy Davis, Bridgend, UK



200th customer for mobile services
WIS Wohnungsbaugesellschaft im Spreewald mbH, Lübbenau, is the 200th property company to opt for Aareon’s mobile services, enabling its staff to access the latest data at any time and from any location.

Photo: Aareon, Mainz, Germany

Girls’ Day celebrates 10 years at Aareon
The Girls’ Day motto is: “Do IT smaart – tomorrow’s female IT specialists”. Twenty-one female school students aged between ten and 15 are given the chance to see what working in IT at Aareon really entails.

Photo: Aareon, Mainz, Germany



Green consulting – cutting costs and raising money for a good cause
Aareon is exploiting the opportunities provided by the digital working world and offering its customers an optimised consulting environment. Green consulting saves on travel expenses and DESWOS receives a donation of EUR 10 for every online consulting day, with a total of EUR 5,500 raised over the first nine months alone.

New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Aareon is well prepared
Data protection is ones of Aareon’s core competencies. All EU-GDPR requirements have been implemented well in advance of the deadline.



Aareon Congress 2018 – Next level networking
This year’s topic is “next level networking”: experts in the fields of politics, science and the economy, as well as from society at large meet to discuss a new era of networked collaboration.

Photo: Christian Klant, Berlin, Germany

15. Presentation of the DW Innovation Award for the Property Sector
“Countering centralised climate change economics – intelligent solutions instead of even more regulation” is the motto for the DW Innovation Award for the Property Sector, which is presented at the Aareon Congress.

Photo: Christian Klant, Berlin, Germany

Tapiolan Lämpö, one of Finland’s biggest property management companies, opts for Aareon
The company plans to use Incit Xpand to advance the digital transformation process.

Aareon Update 2018: Join a smarter world
The annual customer event of Aareon Nederland B.V., held under the motto “Join a smarter world”, attracts over 250 visitors. The focus is on digitalisation and data protection trends.

Photo: Chantal van Eelen – Charmotions Fotografie, Emmen, Netherlands

Aareon France’s client convention
Aareon France’s annual client convention is held in Paris and attended by 180 participants seeking information on digitalisation, artificial intelligence and data protection in a series of lectures and workshops.

Photo: Roland Nivière, Paris, France

First ever Aareon Customer Conference in Coventry
The event is attended by 120 participants wanting to learn more about product innovations and future trends. Aareon also presents its scheme to include customers in the development of new solutions.



Five years of market success: CRM solutions from Aareon (Germany)
The CRM portal and the tenant app launched in 2017 make customer relationship management easier, thanks to self-service offerings and the like. These digital solutions are fully integrated in Aareon Smart World and interact perfectly with the ERP system and other digital solutions.

Photo: Getty Images

Aareon Deutschland joins Connected Living
The Connected Living innovation centre supports the establishment of cross-industry partnerships for the development of smart home and Internet of Things solutions. Since joining Connected Living, Aareon has been able to exchange information with over 65 other members with a view to further expanding its digitalisation activities.

MATRIX Immobilien GmbH signs contract for the RELion ERP solution
Since its foundation in 2003, Matrix Immobilien has constructed retail property covering some 155,000 m² and valued at over EUR 300 million.

Learning islands to promote young talent
Aareon supports learning islands organised on the island of Juist and in Berlin for trainees in the housing industry. One topic is the analysis of the maintenance process with interaction between property companies, tradespeople and tenants using the design thinking method; solutions to optimise the process are developed.

Photo: Aareon, Mainz, Germany



Bike leasing for staff
For many people who work at Aareon, commuting by bike is already an active and flexible option with a low CO2 footprint. And bike leasing has now made cycling to work even more attractive. Over 60 employees sign up immediately.

Over 1 petabyte of data now managed
Aareon now manages over 1 PB of data (equivalent to 1,000 terabytes) in its storage network, having doubled its data volume over the past two years. Its high-availability data storage is connected to the servers via a fibre optic network (SAN).



RELion awarded Microsoft® Dynamics® NAV 2017 certification
The RELion ERP solution based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV is awarded the quality seal “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017”.

Aareon at Future PropTech
As a representative of an established company that has driven digitalisation in the property industry since the outset, Aareon’s CEO Dr. Manfred Alflen is invited to speak and take part in a panel discussion. Some 400 participants from both the start-up and established sectors of the property industry meet here to network and take part in a constructive exchange of views.

Photo: blackprintpartners, Ulf Büschleb

CG Gruppe AG opts for the RELion ERP solution
CG Gruppe AG, one of Germany’s leading project developers, plans to use RELion to manage over 10,000 residential units and around 200,000 m² of commercial space at 10 locations.



Customers benefit from online knowledge portal
The e-learning offering provides access to videos, webinars, training courses, training documentation, instructions, tips and tricks at any time.

Digital Academy at Aareon France
Aareon France launches its workshop on the topic of innovation, based on the design thinking method, with nine customers. The focus is on digitalisation.

Aareon Nordic Forum 2018 in Stockholm
The focus is on digital solutions and new business models at this two-day event attended by 200 customers.

Photo: Aareon Sverige, Mölndal, Sweden

Jigsaw Homes Group goes live with the Aareon 360 Portal
The company is one of England’s biggest housing firms with over 34,000 apartments.

Grundstücks- und Gebäudewirtschafts-Gesellschaft m.b.H Chemnitz opts for Wodis Sigma
The company manages around 32,000 apartments and plans to use Wodis Sigma as a service from the exclusive Aareon Cloud.



Aareon Forum – digitalisation trends in practice
Industry experts demonstrate the potential for added value in the efficient interaction between solutions of the Aareon Smart World digital ecosystem in practice. The focus is on current trends and their added value for the sector.

Photo: Christian Klant, Berlin, Germany

79. Social Housing Congress in Marseilles
Aareon France is once again represented at the Social Housing Congress this year. The event is attended by over 10,000 experts, with customers seizing the opportunity to discuss Aareon’s products and digital solutions.

Photo: Aareon France, Meudon La Forêt, France



1,000th Wodis Sigma customer
FRANK-Gruppe, Hamburg, signs the 1,000th contract for Wodis Sigma. A long-standing Aareon customer, it manages around 20,000 units.

Photo: FRANK-Gruppe, Hamburg, Germany