August 30, 2012

CM First Expands Partnership with CA Technologies

August 30, 2012


On June 25th, 2012, CA extended its global channel partner program to include many of the products in its mainframe software portfolio. CM First is pleased to announce that they have joined CA Technologies’ enhanced channel program as a primary partner for North America and Europe. CA has long operated a global partner program for software resellers and recently re-launched this part of their business with an increased emphasis on enabling partners to directly develop and manage relationships with customers. With the new program, CA mainframe and distributed customers will be able to do business directly with organizations such as CM First, which specializes on CA’s portfolio of application development solutions.


CM First expands partnership with CA Technologies to serve the needs of the IBM Power iOS and IBM mainframe zOS application development markets.


CM First has had a long history with sales and services of CA’s suite of Model Based Application Development tools, such as CA 2E (Synon) and CA Plex. They have also recently expanded their focus to CA’s enterprise metadata repositories for both mainframe and distributed environments. According to Christoph Heinrich, CM First Group’s CEO, the new partner program is part of the evolution of their relationship with CA. “We have had a relationship with CA products that going back over many years. We are already closely aligned with their technology and services partner programs in EMEA and the U.S., and we see this recent development as a logical move to better serve our customer base. Many of our enterprise customers have application development needs that span multiple mainframe and midrange platforms “


John Rhodes from CM First feels there is a significant benefit to companies doing business with Value Added Resellers. “We believe that the end result for the customer will be improved responsiveness and ability to better support CA’s products in the field. We have had a special relationship with much of the installed base running CA 2E and CA Plex, and are quite excited to both expand our product focus and the nature of the relationship with CA. Our business is about providing end-to-end solutions to manage, develop and modernize business applications based on CA Technologies’ products. ”


About CM First


The CM First Group is a global software and services company with focus on application modernization, custom development of enterprise applications and the enabling technologies that support high-performing, and agile development teams. CM First has offices in Switzerland, Italy, and the USA. The company provides software solutions and professional services for over 400 clients in both the private and public sectors, including banking, IT, tourism, and manufacturing. Flagship products focused on the CA market include CM Matchpoint ALM, CM WebClient for CA Plex, CM M3 Modernization for CA 2E, and CM Meta Analytics for CA Repository.

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