About us

Software Development GmbH is a 100% privately owned innovative family business with a tradition.

Founded in 1988, it is now continued by the second generation of the owner family representatives.

Management

Michael Schwarzenbacher has been in the management of UNiQUARE since 2016. He has shared the management role with Vera Led and Boris Grasser for the last six year. He took over sole company management at the beginning of November 2022. 

Michael started his career at UNiQUARE 2010 in sales. He played a significant role in the founding of the subsidiary MAKLERNET VA GmbH in 2016 and is still its Managing Director.

In April 2022, Michael additionally took over the management of the UNiQUARE subsidiary FMP Finanzdienstleistungs GmbH with its B2B financial marketplace optio, which was also founded in 2016.

Michael completed his basic economic education at the Karl Franzens University in Graz.

History

Founder Dietmar Schwarzenbacher

Eng. Dietmar Schwarzenbacher (*1943 †2016) founded GENESiS Software & Consulting GmbH, the predecessor to today‘s UNiQUARE Software Development GmbH in 1988. In the same year he was named the “Austrian Information Manager of the Year”.  In 1991 he was named the “Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year”. 

Dietmar Schwarzenbacher has shaped UNiQUARE since its beginnings as company founder, managing director, gifted visionary and tireless optimist. “Business with friends” was the first company slogan that accompanied him throughout his career.

Awards and honors

Over the last 30 years, in the service of digitizing banking processes, UNiQUARE has received a number of awards and prizes. For example, the founder of the company, Dietmar Schwarzenbacher, was already honored in 1991 as the Austrian Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Over the years, not only UNiQUARE’s solutions have been highly appreciated (including the eBiz Government Award, winner of the CRM Survey of the University of St. Gallen, winner of the Schwetz CRM study, winner of the CRM System Award and many others). Our customers were also able to win national awards (e.g. German Service Award for UNiQUARE CRM solution, FMH Award, Top Bank in Latvia and Lithuania with the most satisfied customers nationwide, etc.) on the strength of the systems implemented by UNiQUARE.

UNiQUARE had the great honour of being recognized a range of its customers as a competent and reliable partner (among others, we were the first external company to be awarded the “&” sculpture of DZ PRIVATBANK for the long, successful and cooperative partnership). Since 2018, UNiQUARE, has been carrying the Carinthian State Emblem “Kärntner Landeswappen”. 

Our UNiQUARE team consists of around 120 colleagues. Each and every one of our employees contributes to the success of the company and its customers through competence, dedication and individual responsibility. In 2019 UNiQUARE was honored by the Austrian Federal Chancellery as a family-friendly employer

We come from around 10 nations, speak 15 languages, have an average of 13.5 years with UNiQUARE (the longest-serving colleagues have already been around for around 29 years), together have over 100 children (and also a few grandchildren) and are between 26 and 63 years old. We are skiers, runners, footballers, mountain bikers, boulderers, yogis, stand up paddlers, basketball players, tennis players, sailors, musicians, bookworms, wine connoisseurs, grill masters, car freaks, computer gamers, globetrotters, digger drivers and more. In 2020 we were awarded with the seal equalitA“ by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digitization and Business Location for in-house advancement of women.

We are one of the top 3 of “Carinthia’s most family-friendly companies 2021″! We have received the coveted award organized by Woman in Business (Frau in der Wirtschaft) of the Austrian Economic Chambers. In strong competition among numerous companies from various industries, we were able to convince the jury in the category “large companies” of our always up-to-date family-friendly company policy over decades.  

Sustainability affects us all. UNiQUARE is leading by example. In June 2023 we have received the sustainability award from Energieforum Kärnten (Carinthian Energy Forum). It is extremely important to us to make a small contribution to a more sustainable future.

Subsidiaries and joint ventures

optio was launched in 2016. It is the first bank-independent  web-based, digital, B2B financial market place. optio connects financial services providers with credit providers.

MAKLERNET VA GmbH offers VERA, the smart, efficient, easy-to-use and innovative broker and insurance management program since 2016. It offers e.g. process-driven processes and seamless electronic documentation.

Founded in 1999, Theta works with major banks in the ASEAN region and specializes in providing credit solutions to banks in Asia.

Theta has specialized in banking loan workflow solutions since its inception.

An independent joint venture Avobis Uniquare AG was founded in 2019 by Avobis Group AG and UNiQUARE and is based in Zurich. It offers the Loanone product, a mortgage processing platform with integrated CRM functionality.  

MAKLERNET VA GmbH offers VERA, the smart, efficient, easy-to-use and innovative broker and insurance management program since 2016. It offers e.g. process-driven processes and seamless electronic documentation.

FMP Finanzdienstleistungs GmbH offers optio, the first Austrian bank-independent, web-based, digital B2B financial marketplace for real estate financing. It connects financial service providers with credit product providers.

Founded in 1999, Theta works with major banks in the ASEAN region and specializes in providing credit solutions to banks in Asia.

Theta has specialized in banking loan workflow solutions since its inception.

An independent joint venture Avobis Uniquare AG was founded in 2019 by Avobis Group AG and UNiQUARE and is based in Zurich. It offers the Loanone product, a mortgage processing platform with integrated CRM functionality.  

Headquarters – home of UNiQUARE

Since July 1989, the headquarters of UNiQUARE is located at 9, Lannerweg in Krumpendorf. The complex consists of 2 buildings – the so-called old and new building.

The brick building was built on the basis of the design by Frank Lloyd Wright, by the Ljubljana architect Prof. Pavlin who was charged with the reconstruction and extension.

The new building has been fitted with a mirrored façade to meet Wright’s demands for harmony with nature and the environment.

Any questions about our company and our offer?

Call us or send us an email. We will be delighted to get in touch.

Natalia Bouwmeester, MSc
Head of Marketing & Communications
+43 4229 4000 602
marketing@uniquare.com