In order to make its real estate administration infrastructure fit for the future, the Munich-based BVK issued a trans-European invitation for proposals. In the competition for contract number two, Datatrain submitted a convincing overall concept addressing the public agency’s specific requirements. It integrates central business processes, from customer service to portfolio and quality management, and supports these by means of custom-tailored applications.
The Bayerische Versorgungskammer is Germany’s largest public-sector group for the administration of old-age pension funds. It directs the affairs and manages the assets of twelve professional and municipal pension providers. The capital investments overseen by the BVK include real estate holdings of some 12,500 residential units and a half-million square metres of commercial space. The group employs around 1,300 people.
Josef Weber, Head of Digital Solutions and Capital Investment Innovation at BVK, explains the agency’s decision: ‘With Datatrain, we’re thrilled to have found a partner that’s at home in the core processes of the real estate industry and brings with it optimised SAP-integrated solutions for wide-ranging functions, both internal and external.’ The BVK relies on the SAP bimodal system architecture, utilising, on the one hand, SAP’s on-premise system to map core ERP processes and, on the other, its Cloud Platform as an innovation basis into which the Datatrain cockpits can be integrated with full compatibility.
For 20 years, Datatrain has specialised in the development of intuitively operable applications for the housing industry, for both stationary and mobile use, as well as their integration in SAP. Apps from third-party suppliers are additionally incorporated via interfaces as required. ‘For Datatrain, the BVK is a strategic partner in the context of the digitalisation of the real estate industry,’ says Datatrain Managing Director Mark Finley. Work on the large-scale project has already begun.