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CM First Group and Axon Active Expand Partnership to Asia Pacific

AUSTIN, Texas and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – August 29, 2017 – CM First Group and Axon Active today announce an expanded partnership to collaborate on software development and software engineering services. Partnering with Axon Active also enables CM First to extend its engineering capability in Asia Pacific and provide expanded services to its customers in the region – a focus for the company.

Initially, the companies will concentrate on helping mutual customers to maintain and modernize legacy mainframe applications, offering automated analysis and business rule discovery to accelerate and de-risk projects, using the CM evolveIT product.

“CM First has worked with Axon in Switzerland for a number of years on projects involving their digital process automation technology, AXON IVY,” said John Rhodes, chief executive officer, CM First Group. “Extending the partnership with Axon Active Vietnam to augment CM First’s software engineering makes great sense. Axon runs well managed agile processes with high standards, and there is a great fit with our team and software development culture.”

By leveraging CM First’s business rules harvesting technology in CM evolveIT, customers with legacy mainframe and midrange applications can take full advantage of digital process automation technology, like AXON IVY, and reduce business rules re-engineering cost by up to 80%.

“We are excited to work with CM First Group and expand the Axon Active presence in the Americas,” said Markus Baur, chief executive officer, Axon Active Vietnam. “CM First’s technology and skills are a good fit with ours, and together the two companies can provide best-in-class digital process automation solutions to customers in the region.”

About CM First

CM First is a global software and services company established in 1999 with a focus on modernizing applications, managing technical debt and the agile development of enterprise apps. Delivery areas include: migrations of software code, databases and IBM hardware, custom app, architecture and API development, mobility solutions and knowledge transfer. CM First works with hundreds of IBM and CA Technologies business-critical systems worldwide, with numerous reference customers in industries as diverse as logistics, travel, insurance, food processing, construction, and oil and gas. For more information, visit

About Axon Active

Axon Active is a Swiss offshore software development company with strong expertise in Agile IT and a large portfolio of successful international projects, ranging from small businesses to highly complex multi-platform systems for large corporate clients.

Axon Active builds solid partnerships with its clients by assembling tailored development teams who deliver high-quality, innovative solutions at a very competitive price.

In 2008, Swiss-owned and managed, Axon Active created a high-performance, scalable software delivery infrastructure in Vietnam. The 400+ developers’ offshore organization offers the perfect mix of talent management, Agile and Scrum practices, technology skills and industry knowledge. For more information, visit


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