Mirus Software AG is the Swiss market leader in back-office solutions for the hotel, catering and tourism industries. Mirus develops applications that meet the specific requirements of the hospitality sector for over 2,000 customers. The company is headquartered in Davos and has an office in Lausanne. In March 2012, Mirus was acquired by P&I Personal & Informatik AG (www.pi-ag.com), an HR software specialist located in Zurich.
Mirus had been using FoxPro for over 20 years when the
development environment was deprecated by Microsoft. Mirus looked for a replacement platform that would be more flexible, open and future-proof. Mirus also wanted to free itself from the limitations imposed by the FoxPro environment, such as high development costs, separate installation for every customer, and choice of database limited to the FoxPro internal DBF database and Microsoft SQL Server. The lack of database choice was a particular problem for companies that were already using other databases such as Oracle.
Mirus shortlisted Microsoft .NET with C# and Servoy as possible solutions. Ultimately, Mirus chose Servoy because of its platform- independent development, allowing it to run on Windows, Linux or Mac, or in browsers.