Cognizant Acquires SAP Firm Zaffera

Cognizant acquired the assets of Zaffera, a strategic SAP retail consulting and software development firm based in New Jersey. The acquisition will significantly expand Cognizant's ability to provide industry-focused SAP consulting and software solutions to help major retailers gain better insights into their business, streamline operations, enhance customer satisfaction and improve responsiveness to changing market conditions.
"The retail industry is facing intense economic and competitive pressures," says Francisco D'Souza, president and CEO of Cognizant. "This acquisition will strengthen our ability to help retailers address these challenges and seize new opportunities created by multi-channel retailing. Zaffera's outstanding consulting expertise and software solutions will enhance Cognizant's rapidly growing SAP retail practice and our ability to deliver complex, large-scale global business transformations."
Like Cognizant, Zaffera helps retail brands navigate the rapid changes in the retail sector brought about by new technology and demographic shifts. To provide retailers with real-time visibility into what products are on their shelves, the rate at which they are selling and who is buying them, Zaffera has developed a portfolio of SAP retail solutions and accelerators in areas such as business analytics, retail planning, POS integration and store operations.
"As part of Cognizant, an SAP Global Services Partner, we can offer our retail clients greater scale, a broader range of services and world-leading consulting and business process expertise to help them meet new market demands," says Jim McMurray, CEO of Zaffera. "Together, we will combine business insights, state-of-the-art technology and a client-first approach to create industry-leading solutions to complex supply chain management, merchandising, e-commerce and store management challenges."
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