1x Gold, 2x Silver and 1x Bronze for Ergon customer VIAC at the Best of Swiss Apps Award 2018


From the left: Christian Mathis (VIAC), Patrick Federi (Ergon), Daniel Peter (VIAC), Matthias Leumann (Ergon) and Jonas Gusset (VIAC)


With the first fully digital pillar 3a app in Switzerland, the start-up VIAC was able to convince the jury of the Best of Swiss Apps Awards and received four awards at the Award Night on 7 November 2018 at the Aura in Zurich. VIAC won gold in the "Business Impact" category, silver in the "Design" and "Functionality" categories and bronze in the "Innovation" category.

When setting up Viac its three founders were aiming to make the abstract topic of retirement planning palatable to young Swiss people while simultaneously offering a simple and reasonably priced 3a pillar solution.

"The idea arose from their own need for a simple, understandable and, above all, efficient solution for retirement planning. Private retirement planning will become indispensable in the future and must be accessible to the masses without hurdles," says Daniel Peter, initiator of VIAC. The result is Switzerland's first fully digital 3a pillar solution using a smartphone app, developed by Ergon in close cooperation with VIAC in just six months.

VIAC has already won over 5500 customers since its launch in November 2017 and the jury of the Best of Swiss Apps Awards is also enthusiastic about the app. It says: "VIAC has successfully entered an unoccupied and largely underestimated segment - retirement planning with pillar 3a. The fast onboarding, the choice of investment strategy and the portfolio view leave a good impression. VIAC has managed to mobilise new clients on a topic that is hardly associated with emotion or innovation. VIAC shows impressively how to get things moving in a not very dynamic market". (Source: Netzwoche)

A total of 164 apps in nine categories were submitted for the sixth edition of the award. 38 of them made it onto the shortlist, of which eleven apps, including VIAC, were nominated for the title "Master of Swiss Apps".