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Pioneering cooperation with Abacus and Pensionskasse St. Gallen for apartment rental of the future

Both of the technology companies based in eastern Switzerland, the proptech start-up, emonitor, and the manufacturers of business software, Abacus Research, are cooperating with each other. On behalf of Pensionskasse Stadt St. Gallen, the AbaImmo real estate management software will be linked with the melon rental solution by emonitor. In doing so, an electronic reporting process is being created for the first time, which comprehensively makes important key figures and analyses available in real time.

emonitor Team, 01. October 2020

The joint project of the companies will ensure a consistent rental process. It integrates all work steps from the first contact to a potential tenant of an apartment, to the automatic generation of a contract, right up to the service charge statement. All steps are illustrated in a digital system landscape. For the first time, evaluations can be retrieved in real time from this, such as regarding the current vacancy rates. This makes the complex manual preparation of reporting for stakeholders unnecessary.

All those involved benefit

Owners, managers and also the tenant therefore benefit from an improved cooperation between marketing and management. This saves time and reduces errors. From the collected data, information and consequently, market intelligence, can be obtained about the demand. 

Pensionskasse Stadt St. Gallen as a pioneer

The project was initiated by Pensionskasse Stadt St. Gallen, which is currently in a digitization process. It is moving away from classic apartment tenants and intends to make it even easier for their interested parties to become tenants. It is thereby taking on a pioneering role. “We are pleased to be implementing our ideas of pioneering rental and management in cooperation with emonitor and Abacus”, says Gerardo Longo from Pensionskasse Stadt St. Gallen and says: “In addition to creating an overall process, we are also benefiting from the basic acquisition of demand and analysis data. For example, we will be in a position to use these for planning our projects even better and avoiding vacancies.”

Philipp Zwahlen, Partner and Member of the Board of Directors of Abacus Research adds: “Thanks to the cooperation, we are expanding our previous services on offer with our AbaImmo tenant portal, by taking a further step in the direction of an integral process.”

About Abacus Research

The software company, Abacus Research, is the Swiss market leader in the area of business software. Since 1985. it has been developing standard software that is customized to the requirements of Swiss SMEs. So far, more than 57,000 companies have chosen solutions from Abacus.  The program range includes complete ERP software and additionally offers industry solutions, such as for public administrations, the mainstream construction industry and the secondary construction industry, as well as real estate management. Versions are also available for using and sourcing software via the cloud. Furthermore, apps for smartphones and iPads support the mobile implementation of the business software. The latest products include the AbaNinja business cloud software that can be used by small companies free of charge. The Abacus Group currently employs 520 staff. The headquarters are in Wittenbach-St. Gallen, branch in western Switzerland is domiciled in Biel, a subsidiary is in Thalwil-Zurich and three more are in Germany, at locations in Munich, Hamburg and Stuttgart.

About die Pensionskasse Stadt St. Gallen

The Pensionskasse Stadt St. Gallen collective pension institution insures more than 4,200 employees against the economic consequences of old age, death and disability. With assets of around 1.7 billion Swiss francs, it is a medium-sized pension institution and offers progressive services for the affiliated pension funds. A significant proportion of the assets are invested in self-held real estate. Real estate management always aims to adapt rental offers to the client requirements.

About emonitor

The «emonitor» proptech company, founded in St. Gallen in 2015, designs rental processes of real estate managers, cities and cooperative societies to be simple and efficient. Thanks to the comprehensive data, investors and owners can realize the right projects at the appropriate location. The start-up already has many large real estate owners and managers amongst its clients, such as the City of Zurich Real Estate Management Department and Munich’s public utility company. emonitor is backed by Alpana Ventures and private investors since 2019.

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