Success stories


SwissSign delights hundreds of customers with its flexible Managed PKI certificate service and other products. As a reference depicting some of our case histories, a description of the SwissSign solutions provided to Mobiliar, Rottal-Metzg AG and the ZFV Group can be found here.


Managed PKI is part of Mobiliar's state-of-the-art infrastructure

  • When Mobiliar introduced the Secure Socket Layer security, TLS version 1.1 had just been standardised.
  • A cooperative structure, local presence, four national languages and numerous domain names mean that many different SSL certificates are required by the general insurer.
  • While others are still contemplating whether to "make or buy", Mobiliar has long since solved this conundrum: with the Managed PKI service (MPKI) of SwissSign, the expert partner for complex products.


The impetus behind the move to implement the SwissSign solution came from the high level of complexity, the large number of certificates and the associated costs: Mobiliar has around 20,000 different certificates internally for clients and servers, for the safeguarding of websites and for allowing encrypted access to data, e-mails and services being used.

Customer case – Mobiliar: SSL certificates as a Managed Service (PDF, 1,46 MB)

Customer benefits for SMEs

  • Electronic accounting and the secure archiving of documents have become a simple matter for small and medium-sized enterprises, as shown by the example of Rottal-Metzg.
  • Thanks to the guaranteed visual reproducibility and digital signature, the generated PDF documents also possess all of the characteristics of an audit-proof document.
  • Through the integration of the PDF to PDF/A Converter and the electronic SwissSign certificate, Rottal-Metzg AG ensures long-term archiving that complies with ISO standards and the Swiss Electronic Signature Act (ZertEs).


The PDF Converter of PDF Tools AG was set up as a service allowing for users to digitally sign a variety of PDF documents in a simple manner via a network share. For the use of the network share solution in the ERP system, the accounts payable entry process was adjusted. Since the conclusion of the project, all vendor invoices (approx. 6,000 pages a year) have been digitally signed and automatically added to the archive. In a further step, it will be checked whether this solution can also be extended to cover customer invoices (e-bills) and other possible areas of application.

Customer case – Rottal-Metzg: ERP solution with legally compliant archiving (PDF, 91 KB)

Automatic PDF/A archiving and digital signature at the ZFV Group

  • The 17 Sorell hotels affiliated to the ZFV Group send out offers on a daily basis and transmit their daily closing statements to the head office in a printed and signed form.
  • The paper, postage and toner costs were immense.
  • The daily closing process involved 15 reports comprising six pages for each individual hotel. In addition, there were around 20 to 25 further offers per hotel each day which were sent by post.
  • The ZFV Group wanted to minimise this expenditure, reduce the flood of paper to the greatest extent possible and simplify both the handling of signatures and archiving. To this end, the company requires a solution which works in a quick and reliable manner and is as simple as possible to use.


The 3 Heights™ Document Converter works as an independent agent within the network, where it monitors the pre-defined folders (watched folders), processes documents and distributes these to the right location. The services are monitored here using monitor tools. As the MS Windows functions are available, it was possible to draw up the user guide for end users without great effort.

Customer case – ZFV Group: Automatic PDF/A archiving and digital signature (PDF, 262 KB)