+OneX slingshots into software development with Code Maven acquisition

[Johannesburg, 28 September 2021] —  +OneX, a new-age solutions and systems integrator that forms part of the Reunert Group, has acquired privately-owned software talent and development company, Code Maven. The acquisition adds significant application development capability to the +OneX team, with over 100 highly skilled developers in Code Maven and offices across South Africa, India and Eastern Europe.

This move enables +OneX to offer custom software development, product design, quality assurance, and consultancy services helping clients to design, test, build and deliver products faster and more cost-effectively.

Code Maven will form the core of +OneX’s software talent and bespoke development business, which will be headed up by Code Maven founders, Dawie Harmse and Morgan Goddard. The award-winning company was established more than 16 years ago and has a multinational client base across most industries, including logistics, fintech, retail, insurance, automotive, healthcare, agriculture, media and entertainment.

Building on Code Maven’s existing business, +OneX will lease top-notch development talent to companies, handling the full lifecycle from contracts and onboarding through to technology roadmaps and project management. Clients will benefit from access to experienced, agile teams on demand to support the design, building, deployment, and maintenance of custom software products.

+OneX will also take on end-to-end software development programmes for clients, with a full-service offering spanning planning and discovery, product and digital design, and bespoke software development. Across both of these offerings, +OneX will offer clients access to world-class, certified front-end, back-end, Agile Scrum, UX/UI design, business analyst, DevOps engineering, mobile and software testing skills.

Says Rob Godlonton, CEO of +OneX: “Code Maven is a dynamic young company with an outstanding skills base and an exceptional leadership team. Bringing the company into our fold adds significant scale to our software development business. This positions us to help our clients access the skills they need to accelerate their digital transformation at a time when strong software development and digital talent is in short supply.

“Whether clients want to start or scale their business through software, +OneX has both the tech talent and industry know-how to give them a competitive advantage. This acquisition also complements our existing capabilities in managed services, data services, the cloud, digital consulting, security and unified communications, enabling us to offer an even more complete portfolio of solutions.”

Morgan Goddard, MD and co-founder of Code Maven, adds: “Joining +OneX amplifies Code Maven’s ability to deliver great software solutions and talent to our growing customer base. As companies step up their digital and cloud journeys, software developers are key in orchestrating technology, processes and people. As part of a larger group, we will be positioned to further strengthen our client and skills base. We already have plans to roll out an ambitious industry training programme to further scale up our business as well as help address the skills deficit in the local market.”