Miratech deploys custom e-shop solution to enable Crossoffice cardinally improve its sales volume


Crossoffice GmbH, Basel, Switzerland. Founded in 1994, Crossoffice (formerly Priwag) operates in the Swiss market as a reseller of high-tech component items and office solutions.

The Challenge

Crossoffice was looking for an e-commerce solution to start offering its products and services on the Internet. Having many different vendors, Crossoffice needed to build unique software that would enable product details to be collected from different sources with distinct approaches for data storage and formatting. A successful solution had to support a huge product database and provide various advanced methods for easy database handling. None of the existing standard e-Commerce packages evaluated by Crossoffice fit these key requirements.


Based on a long-term successful relationship Crossoffice selected Miratech to develop an e-commerce solution customized for its specific needs. The resulting product named WebShop successfully delivered an answer to all key problems of the Crossoffice.

Feature highlights include:

  • web-store interface high-end professional design;
  • flexible product details import from different sources via industry standard XML format;
  • remote product data management;
  • remote administration for all key online store parameters;
  • support of multiple web front-end languages and product details.

As a part of complete solution Website and WebShop GUI design was successfully performed by Miratech' team along with WebShop presentation and website development in accordance with customer's preferences.
The product was successfully deployed in 1999 and continues to perform successfully for the benefit of the customer.

These technologies and tools were selected to build the product:
Java, J2EE, XML, MS BizTalk Server, MS SQL Server, Jakarta.

Value to customer

The solution enabled Crossoffice to greatly increase its revenue and reduced company costs by 1.5 times.