Cognizant and Active Intelligence Join Forces

Building stronger businesses in the retail industry

Active Intelligence, a systems integration company specializing in Oracle’s Retail solution portfolio, is now part of Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of global information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services.

Cognizant’s Retail practice is among the company’s fastest growing business units, with a strong leadership team and deep domain experience in enterprise applications, merchandising and store operations, and supply chain management.  Our end-to-end services span consulting, development, package implementation and support, as well as infrastructure services and business process outsourcing. Cognizant’s broad customer base includes 11 of the Top 30 North American retailers. 

The acquisition pairs two extremely complementary and highly client-focused organizations. Active Intelligence (AI) brings deep retail domain expertise, business-technology consulting skills and a passion for unparalleled client satisfaction, building on Cognizant’s extensive strengths in these areas. And in combination with Cognizant’s unique global delivery model and capacity for technology innovation, the two companies are solidly positioned to help retailers solve their most pressing business challenges. 

Together we will build relationships that help retailers to effectively contain costs, achieve superior operational efficiencies and improve business performance.

About Cognizant                                                   

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together with clients to make their businesses stronger.

With more than 40 global delivery centers and over 59,500 employees as of September 30, 2008, we combine a unique onsite/offshore delivery model infused by a distinct culture of customer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek’s Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings. Visit us online at