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Merry Christmas from Progenesis

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Christmas Tree

We hope you all had a fantastic year in 2016.

From the team here at Progenesis, we would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a safe & happy New Year.

All the best for 2017!

Note: The Progenesis offices will be closed on Monday 26th December and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.



Simplify Your Budgeting Process

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If you work from the Financial Accounting year, then you will be well and truly into the Budgeting season. So why not let your Property Management System help with this process. It should already contain all the required information based on your usage, so all you need to do is the following:

• For standing charges / payments use the Lease Charge Projection to accurately project the amounts for the Budget year.

• For ad-hoc income / expenses, budgeting can be based on variations of past actuals

• Use the Budget Preparation worksheet area to play with the figures, enter comments, etc. before saving to the final Budget area.

• There are great additional enhancements to the budget functionality in the new version coming out soon – to make the system even more powerful and easy to use.

Progenesis property management software is now recognised as having the best advanced property management software functionality in the market. The functions are easy to use, go from end to end, and are designed for Australian conditions.

If you would like to discuss this further with us, call the support team on 03 9642 2411 or send an email to


Merry Christmas from Progenesis

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We hope you all had a fantastic year in 2015.

From the team here at Progenesis, we would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a safe & happy New Year.

All the best for 2016!

Note: The Progenesis offices will be closed on Thursday 24th December and will re-open on Monday 4th January. A limited support team will be on call during this period if required.



Progenesis Roadshow 2016

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Your Chance to Preview Our Exciting New Software Enhancements!

During February, March and April 2016, Progenesis will be conducting the 'Software Roadshow'. We will be travelling around the country showcasing our exciting new software innovations for launch in 2016.

We will preview the most significant enhancements to our software for a number of years. These include several new property management tools and a new user interface experience.

These software enhancements generated considerable excitement amongst customers who received a sneak peek at our recent conference.

The Roadshow will be a combination of individual customer visits where possible and seminar sessions involving a group of customers at a time. Sessions will typically run for 1-1½ hours with no cost to attend.

To register your interest for the Roadshow, call us on 03 9642 2212 or email us at

We look forward to seeing you then!


Thanks for attending!

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Progenesis Newsletter 2015

A big thanks to all the Progenesis customers who attended the Conference in Brisbane and a special thank you to all the speakers.

It was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet so many of you and showcase all the new and exciting software we have!
Watch this space for more might even make a cameo in the official 2015 Conference video!



Progenesis 2015 Conference in Brisbane!

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Progenesis Newsletter 2015

- 23rd October 2015 -

The Property Manager's Software Toolkit is being transformed, and this Conference is the perfect place to find out about all recent changes and innovations.

The Conference will give you an essential update on all the latest software tools and the latest functionality you need for your job today.

Plus a bunch of exciting Progenesis product launches stacked with new features.

Not to be missed, we hope to see you there!

For further details, please contact



Happy 20th Birthday Progenesis!

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The Progenesis company has reached the significant milestone of being in operation for 20 years.

Way back in 1995, Jim Ensor and an associate set up the Progenesis company with the aim of creating the first Windows based Property Management System. Hasn't property management, technology, the world and Progenesis come a long way since then.

Balloons 20th-BdayJust to give you an idea, here are a few things that have happened since '95:

  • Y2K scare
  • Implementation of GST
  • 2 CPI re-indexing's
  • Tallest buildings in Australia completed:
      • With Spire - Q1 (Gold Coast) - 2005
      • To Roof - Eureka Tower (Melbourne) - 2006
  • The rise of the Internet and search engines
  • MP3 / MP4 file formats
  • Smart phones
  • Tablets
  • Social media
  • On-line Banking

We wouldn't be here without the people around us, so firstly, thank you to our dynamic team at Progenesis and their tireless work ethic!

Secondly, a big thanks to you, our loyal clients, who have supported us over the years (a couple since year 1). There have been many memorable moments working with you to get the best out of the software. We look forward to continuing the relationships and fulfilling your Property Management needs well into the future!


Christmas 2014

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Christmas2014NewsletterMerry Christmas! 

Hope you had a good year and a special welcome to all our new customers!

At Progenesis we have had a big year of software development in 2014 by our development team around the country.

This year we released: 

ProgenNET Touch          For property managers on the go, on any mobile     devices – phones, tablets etc.
PEPS+  A major upgrade and next version of the iconic PEPS software for retailers.

Both new products are off to a strong start, with a lot of interest from our existing & new customers.We have lots of goodies coming your way in 2015 - it will be a massive year for product releases.

Full details of these enhancements and new products will be released progressively during 2015.

All this will then be brought together at our next Progenesis Conference on Friday October 23rd 2015 in Brisbane . This will be at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Brisbane and will feature some leading speakers and workshops, plus our traditional boat cruise. Full details to be announced in February 2015.

All the best for Christmas and in 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Progenesis offices will be shut for public holidays and the following 4 days over Christmas - on Monday 29th December, Tuesday 30th December, Wednesday 31st December 2014 & Friday 2nd January 2015.



Progenesis Releases New Mobile Web App

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Announcing ProgenNET Touch

Progenesis Holdings Pty Ltd has released a new mobile-focused web application that is now available Australia-wide. ProgenNET Touch is a touch-friendly companion application for customers of the flagship ProgenNET desktop product. Now commercial owners, government, corporations, utilities and lessees can securely manage their property portfolio 'on the go'. ProgenNET Touch is now available for all modern web browsers, including those on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

"Opening up mobile access to ProgenNET is a great way to help property managers get up-to-date information anywhere, anytime," says Progenesis National Manager Jim Ensor.

ProgenNET TouchCustomer benefits

For the Property Manager one of the advantages of using ProgenNET Touch is that they are no longer tied to their office desk when they need up-to-date information about their properties and leases.

All the vital details of your properties are now at your fingertips. Quickly find addresses, leasable areas, active leases, valuations and outgoings. View any attached documents including photographs, plans and maps right in your browser.

Leases are at the heart of the property management life cycle. With ProgenNET Touch you will always be able to consult the specific details of the leases you manage, including key dates, charges, terms, options, occupancy, and more.

Imagine being able to call, email or SMS your landlords, tenants or contractors with just one touch. Now you have instant access to all the contacts for your properties and leases even when you are out of the office.

On the way to a meeting, ProgenNET Touch can be used to view client details before checking the exact location or finding directions with inbuilt Google Maps integration.

Never miss an important diary date again. ProgenNET Touch gives you easy access to all the key dates from your ProgenNET To-Do List, including lease commencement and expiry, rent review and inspection dates. You can even export events to the calendar application on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Mobile is core to Progenesis development

Designed exclusively by the Progenesis development team, the ProgenNET Touch experience is simple, with minimal effort needed to get data from ProgenNET while on the move. It is compatible with all modern web browsers including those on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone devices.

"Extending mobile access has now become a core part of our development strategy," says Jim Ensor.

"As property managers look to become more productive, they will increasingly rely on mobile access to data – whether on their phone, tablet or laptop. That’s where ProgenNET Touch will excel."

More information

For further information and to arrange a personal demonstration of the new app, please contact your Account Representative or email


PEPS - Announcement

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PEPS+, successor to the retail property management software icon PEPS, is to be officially released in November 2014.


Now a major upgrade for PEPS customers is to become available as PEPS+The PEPS functionality is being added to the Progenesis’ suite of leading software.PEPS has set the standard for retail property management software functionality over the last decade.



What this means to existing PEPS users is that they will get all the advanced Progenesis’ functionality at the point of crossing over, including the mobile solution ProgenNet Touch, for property managers in remote offices, or out of the office or on the road.


This will again set the new standard for retail property management software.


PEPS+ will be available to existing PEPS customers as an upgrade.


The software licences are transferred across from PEPS to PEPS+ at no cost. However there are costs involved with users training and data migration.


This has the advantage of giving a major productivity boost including a dashboard, unique retail-specific functionality, and most critical of all, secure mobilitySecure mobility is vital at a time when data on the internet is easily exposed to hackers, which is a major commercial risk.


More details of PEPS+ will follow.


New Website

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Progenesis has a new website that has been created using the latest technologies!

Please like us on facebook or follow us on twitter

We would love to hear from you!



Progenesis Goes Mobile

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Back in the Progenesis' office, our developers are furiously working on our new mobile product. Things are starting to take shape and early versions are looking good. We are all excited to see it growing up before our eyes. The new app will be a companion to your existing ProgenNet desktop software. For the very first time you will be able to access information about your properties and leases when you are out of the office. Freedom from your desk is our goal. In the new year we will be sending out a survey to all ProgenNet customers to help us understand your mobile needs better. We will use the results to prioritise the delivery of new features as the product grows. Progenesis Development Team


Footnote to History - 5th December 2013

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The Day I met Nelson Mandela By Jim Ensor, Progenesis National Manager.

I met Nelson Mandela in 1993. He had been out of jail 3 years, and would be President of South Africa one year later, from 1994 to 1999.

He was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of a trip around the globe meeting world leaders, and preparing for the South African election campaign. I was on the 18th floor of an office tower in KL, walking along the corridor with a business associate, and heading towards the lifts. We saw him coming down the corridor with two bodyguards. Nelson and his bodyguards suddenly stopped, and went into an alcove where there were two young Indian girls, most likely junior secretaries. He stopped to shake their hands.

There was no press around, and in Malaysia at that time, Indians were a minority looked down on by the Malays. Nelson Mandela continued down the corridor. When he and his guards saw me and my colleague, the bodyguards tensed, presumably in case we were extremists planning to kill him. One of the guards put his hand up to his chest. I guess if I had reached for my wallet at that moment I would be dead. (Seriously). As Nelson and his guards reached the lift, I put out my hand and said, 'Good luck in the Election'. Nelson said 'Thank you', and shook my hand. Then they entered the lift and the door shut. We didn't even think to enter the same lift as them. Later I thought about the young Indian secretaries, and his effect on them. They recognised him, and were so excited. I think he was reaching out to them, inspiring them. Not for the cameras, but for them individually, and genuinely. That’s the kind of man he was. He died on 5th December 2013.


Progenesis announces the arrival of the new Issue Management System!

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Progenesis has completed the implementation and testing of the new Issue Management System, and it is available immediately to all Progenesis customers.

Please contact your Account Representative for a detailed instructional walkthrough of the new system.

We're looking forward to delivering a faster, more streamlined Service Desk!


2013 Notes

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Update from Development Team - 2013 is already in full swing!

Progenesis is back into major development mode, with a full year of property management software enhancements moving along the pipeline……….!


Conference Feedback

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The Progenesis November 2012 conference was a huge success and very entertaining.

We would like to thank all the speakers.

  • Adam was provocative in his predictions for the economy and the property market in Australia over the next one to two years. Not everyone agreed with his assessment but it was thought provoking.
  • Andrew gave a practitioners guide to budgeting and forecasting. As he said property is “a living entity that requires constant TLC”.
  • Robert gave a very practical talk on how he had used the Lease Abstract. He finished by listing the benefits and what they had learnt over the years with a well defined Lease Abstract.
  • The session before and just after lunch was done by Linny and Greg on effective communications. They split people into four groups namely Red, Blue, Yellow and Green. It was interesting and fun to see who landed up in the various groups.
  • Stuart gave his experience on integrating the property and facilities management function at the site. One of his message was the culture aspects between the two groups of them and us. We now know that it can be done.
  • The last session was the Progenesis product strategy and plans for the next three years.

Once again thank you to the speakers and to all of those that attended the conference.


Progenesis 2012 Conference Approaches

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The Progenesis 2012 User Conference entitled 'Improving Property Performance' is being held on Friday 23rd November 2012. It is being held in the Crowne Plaza Melbourne.

All Progenesis Users are welcome to attend!!!

Below are some notes on the topics: How can you improve a property’s performance?

A starting point is making better use of budgets, forecasts, and reports. This flows into management of KPIs. Tools like Lease Abstracts can also help store and find key data to improve lease management. Another key element is improving communications and building effective relationships. Finally, let’s hear an expert tell us about the overall economic situation, and how it affects property.

A ‘must attend’ event for all property professionals!!

Enquiries to or call 03 9642 2122 and ask for Jim.


STOP PRESS: Progenesis Conference on November 23rd 2012 in Melbourne

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Progenesis is holding a National Conference on November 23rd 2012 in Melbourne for Progenesis software users. More details to be announced soon. Progenesis Conferences have a well deserved reputation of providing the latest information about property management and software related issues.


Progenesis Customer Newsletter Update

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Progenesis has appointed Xavier Toby to manage our regular emailed Customer Newsletter, that is sent each month to all customers. Xavier is experienced in the latest design approaches to emailed newsletters, and has built up a nice collection of content for customers to read each month, including 'FAQ' or frequently asked questions, articles about events in the property industry, and profiles of Progenesis staff. If you are a Progenesis customer and not receving the newsletter, please send your details to and we will add you to the list.


Conference in 2012

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Progenesis is planning to hold a National Conference later in 2012. Details will be announced later in 2012.

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