Axios doubles up in software awards as global growth praised

Axios doubles up in software awards as global growth praised

The Edinburgh-based firm ( has been voted Company of the Year in the 2005 Scottish Software Awards to repeat its triumph of last year. Judges described it as "Scotland's most impressive all-round software company" and praised its "strong management of continuing growth in the global marketplace." 


Axios Systems has been built up in just 17 years to become the world's leading supplier of Best Practice-based IT Service Management software solutions and services. Founded in 1988 by husband and wife Tasos and Ailsa Symeonides, it now has some 200 staff in 11 offices in nine countries. 


The title, announced at an event at Airth Castle, Falkirk hosted by consultancy Targeting Innovation in association with Scottish Enterprise and ScotlandIS, is the latest in a succession of honors for the company and its ITSM solution, assyst. 

The Help Desk Institute (HDI) has voted it best software vendor three times in succession. Axios was also the first organization in the world to achieve certification for BS15000 - the first global standard aimed specifically at ITSM - as verified by the IT Service Management Forum (itSMF). BS15000 is due to become ISO/IEC 20000, the international standard for IT Service Management. 


Ailsa Symeonides, Sales and Marketing Director, said the Award was particularly encouraging because it acknowledged Axios' rapidly expanding international business as well as its all-round excellence. Revenue growth overseas is now outstripping the pace of income growth in its home base. Its assyst product is used by several hundred blue chip private and public sector organizations throughout the world. 


"We are thrilled to receive this tribute to Axios' high standards from experts within our own industry," she commented. "Success in our marketplace demands constant product innovation, first class customer service and disciplined yet enterprising management. It is gratifying to gain this recognition at a time when we are powering ahead far beyond the shores of the UK." 

Axios Systems has also been a pioneer of gender equality initiatives in IT. It founded and organizes the annual Axios 'A' Star Awards for the UK's top female computing students, a major initiative to encourage more girls to study and take up careers in IT, a sector which is heavily male-dominated. 


Targeting Innovation Chief Executive George Boag said: "The industry should look at the companies profiled here today to learn how to take their businesses forward." 



Axios Systems is a leading provider of Best Practice-based IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions. Our customer-centric approach combined with our award-winning solutions, ensure customers worldwide can align their Service and Support organizations with the overall business goals. Our core solution, assyst, intuitively steers users through the ITIL® processes. Axios Global Services provides a range of consulting, project management and training services. Our commitment to Best Practice is demonstrated through being the first to achieve BS 15000 certification which has now become, ISO/IEC 20000, the International standard for ITSM. Axios is headquartered in the UK, with offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.