Overview of 2016



36 Wodis Sigma go-lives
The start of the year marks a first for Aareon, as 36 companies with 100,000 units go live with the Wodis Sigma ERP solution simultaneously.

“Fit for the Working World 4.0”
“Fit for the Working World 4.0” is the motto of Aareon’s numerous corporate health management activities in 2016. A personnel policy that focuses on people is becoming increasingly important in the context of digital transformation in particular, and this process extends to the working environment too.

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New Wodis Sigma customer: WIRO Wohnen in Rostock Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH
WIRO Wohnen in Rostock Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH (with around 36,000 rental apartments) opts for Wodis Sigma as a service from the exclusive Aareon Cloud, having previously used the GES ERP solution.

Wodis Sigma Dialogues well attended in 2016
Great interest is shown in the Wodis Sigma Dialogues held throughout Germany and attended by several hundred participants in total.



JOBLINGE at Aareon
Aareon lends its support to the JOBLINGE initiative for socially disadvantaged young people with a joint project week on digitalisation in the context of home living arrangements.

Photo: Ivgenia Moebus, Wiesbaden

Vivawest Dienstleistungen Group uses the Aareon IT Service Centre
The Vivawest Dienstleistungen Group, the facility services provider of Vivawest, is now using the Aareon IT Service Centre, Vivawest Wohnen having already successfully transferred its SAP® systems to the Service Centre in 2015.



Erilia uses the Aareon France invoicing service
A major customer, Marseilles-based Erilia (89,000 units) goes live with the Aareon France invoicing service.

9th Girls’Day
Aareon holds a Girls’Day for the ninth year in succession as part of the company’s activities to promote young talent. The event gives 21 female school students aged between 9 and 15 an insight into the wide variety of professions available in the IT field.

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Aareon France’s client convention
Aareon France’s annual client convention, which also addresses the subject of digitisation and the associated opportunities, takes place in May.

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Joseph-Stiftung: Digital services for students.
The digital complete solution featuring an online rental contract that was realized by the Joseph-Stiftung, Bamberg in conjunction with Aareon will now begin live operation. The Aareon Immoblue Plus, Aareon CRM-Portal and Mobile Services solutions and the ERP system Wodis Sigman will all be used together. With this step, the Joseph-Stiftung has become the first company in the German housing industry to offer fully digital customer service, from acquisition and support of potential tenants to the drafting of rental contracts, apartment handovers, and the entire management phase all the way to contract termination. Currently this offer is only available to student tenants.

Wodis Sigma at Hallesche Wohnungsgesellschaft
Hallesche Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH (around 21,000 units) goes live with Wodis Sigma.

United Kingdom: New Charter Group goes live with 360° tenant portal
A major British customer, New Charter Group (19,000 units), goes live with the digital solution 360° tenant portal.

Decision in favour of Wodis Sigma: Co-operative ›Wiederaufbau‹ eG
Many GES customers have already decided in favour of Wodis Sigma, and they have now been joined by one of the largest co-operatives in Lower Saxony: ›Wiederaufbau‹ eG (including its subsidiary ›Wiederaufbau‹ Immobilien GmbH) is transferring its portfolio of around 9,600 units to Wodis Sigma.

Mareon at de Alliantie
A major customer, de Alliantie, Huizen (64,000 units), opts to use the Mareon solution.

Cross-mentoring programme
The first concluding round of Aareon’s cross-mentoring programme takes place. Mentoring has been an active component of personnel development and part of the forward-looking corporate culture at Aareon for over a year.

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26th Aareon Congress
The 26th Aareon Congress, a prominent annual event for the housing industry, is held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen under the motto “Time for change – change as a success factor”. It addresses the topic of change and the opportunities brought about by digitisation, globalisation, demographic trends and migration.

Photo: Christian Klant, Berlin, Germany

Wodis Sigma at Wohnbau Mainz
Wodis Sigma is now going live at Wohnbau Mainz GmbH, which consists of 10,500 own units and 1,500 units managed by third parties.

Aareon UK: customer event
Aareon UK holds its QL User Group National Meeting to discuss topics such as the tenant portal and social media, among others.

Mobile Services: 100th customer
Wohnring AG Neustadt becomes the 100th customer to opt for Aareon’s Mobile Services.

13th “DW Innovation Award for the Property Sector”
The motto for the 2016 “DW Innovation Award for the Property Sector” is “The housing industry in times of dynamic change – forward-looking strategies and concepts”. The win-ners are Hofheimer Wohnungsbau GmbH (Hofheim), Joseph-Stiftung Kirchliches Wohnungsunternehmen (Bamberg), and Wohnungsbau-Genossenschaft “Treptow Nord” eG (Berlin).

Photo: Christian Klant, Berlin, Germany

Aareon Nederland: customer event
The Aareon Update customer event is held under the motto “get connected”.

Photo: Chantal Eelen, Charmotions Photografie, Emmen, Netherlands

Aareon reaches the final of the “Success Factor Family” competition
The German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs nominates Aareon as a finalist from among 400 entrants in its “Success Factor Family” competition to find the country’s most family-friendly companies. In 2012, when the competition was last held, Aareon was awarded the title of Germany’s most family-friendly company (in the Medium-sized Companies category).



Audited data protection management
TÜV Rheinland confirms that Aareon is a “service provider with audited data protection management”.

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The Aareon DesignLab opens
The Aareon DesignLab opens at the company’s head office in Mainz: design thinking is an agile process for the development of new digital and, in particular, user-oriented solutions that focuses strongly on customer involvement in the creative development approach.

Photo: Angelika Stehle, Wiesbaden, Germany

Aareon Nederland in the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle
Microsoft, the world’s leading software maker, has included Aareon Nederland B.V. in its Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle 2016. This is celebrated at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Photo: Chantal Eelen, Charmotions Photografie, Emmen, Netherlands

Ideas competition “Aareon’s got Talent”: a wealth of outstanding ideas
The participating teams have developed concepts, mock-ups and even prototypes with the focus on adding value and providing opportunities for Aareon’s customers.



INDUSTRIA WOHNEN opts for Aareon’s SAP® solution
INDUSTRIA WOHNEN GmbH opts for SAP® S/4HANA and Aareon’s consultant solutions for SAP®. The project also involves a number of digital solutions from the Aareon Smart World portfolio.



Incit in Sweden: significant customer acquisition
Stena Fastigheter, one of Sweden’s biggest property companies (around 24,000 units) opts for the Incit Xpand ERP solution from Swedish subsidiary Incit.

Aareon France: demand for digital solutions
Another major customer, OPAC d'Amiens (16,200 units), opts for the digital solutions tenant portal and mobile handover of rental units.

Energy-laden experiments at the Aareon Science Camps
How much power does my smartphone use? And what does a battery actually consist of? These and other questions relating to the storage and provision of energy are addressed by 64 children aged between 8 and 12 at the Aareon Science Camps.

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Aareon successfully concludes INQA audit
In the context of changing requirements in a digital working environment, Aareon is among the first 100 pilot companies to carry out the INQA audit (INQA = New Quality of Work Initiative). Andrea Nahles, Germany’s minister of labour and social affairs, presents Aareon with the certificate testifying to its future-oriented corporate culture.

Photo: Sebastian Pfütze, Berlin, Germany



Customer event in Sweden: Incit Days and 50th anniversary of Incit
The Swedish subsidiary’s biggest customer event is held in Stockholm, where the company looks back at its history, but mainly ahead to the future on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

Photo: Incit, Sweden

Aareon presents the first “WohnIT” award
The first Aareon “WohnIT” award is won by the “IntLight” (Indoor Location for Smart Homes) project entered by Schloss Hansenberg boarding school in Geisenheim-Johannisberg.

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Aareon Forum 2016
The focus is on “Innovation. Information. Interaction.” at the Aareon Forum, Germany’s biggest housing industry event for IT decision-makers and users, where digital innovations for the effective design of processes between interactors in the housing industry take centre stage.

Photo: Christian Klant, Berlin, Germany

Cooperation between KIWI.KI and Aareon
The Berlin-based start-up KIWI.KI enters into a sales cooperation agreement with Aareon Deutschland, enabling the latter to add the intelligent keyless door access system KIWI to its Aareon Smart World portfolio for smart home customers.

SAGA GWG opts for Aareon’s SAP® solution
The major Hamburg-based housing company SAGA GWG opts for Aareon’s SAP® solution following an intensive tendering process. SAGA GWG previously used the GES ERP system.

Photo: A. Bock/SAGA



Mobile Services: 150th customer
Gemeinnützige Wohnungsgenossenschaft Dortmund eG becomes the 150th customer to opt for Aareon’s Mobile Services.

Aareon further extends its international outsourcing expertise
Dutch subsidiary Aareon Nederland B.V. acquires the remaining shares (50 per cent) in its subsidiary SG2ALL B.V. from de Alliantie, Hilversum. SG2ALL B.V. offers its services on the Dutch market under the brand Residenz ICT.

Wodis Sigma: around 840 customers at the end of the year
The number of customers opting for Wodis Sigma now stands at around 840, making Wodis Sigma the leading ERP solution in the German property industry.