Axis Acquires Retail Analytics Developer

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 03, 2016

Two acquisitions in a week and the third in three months for Axis. At this point, it is pretty clear - Axis is on a buying spree.

On the other hand, they are buying pretty small companies.

In this note, we examine Axis acquisition of retail analytics company Cognimatics, looking at how this impacts Axis and the market.

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Cognimatics ********

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Axis *** ********** **** **** ********

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What **** ** ****?

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Axis **** ********* ******** ******

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Benefits ** ****** ***********

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Outlook - **** *********

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Comments (15)

**'* ** ******** ****, *** * ***** ***** **** *** sentence "*** ***** **** ** *** **** **** ******** *********** but **** **** ****** ** ****".

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*** ***** ***** **** **** ** ** **** **, *** was **** ****** **** *** ********?

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"**** **** ***** ******* *** **** *** *****, **** ********* to *** ***** ******* ****** **** ***** ****** *** ********* them ** ******* **** **********, *** ***** *********."

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*** ***** ***** **** **** ** ** **** **, *** was **** ****** **** *** *** *****?

******* **** *** ******** **** * ****** ****. ;)

****'* ***** ** **** *** **** ********* ******** ******* ?

****-********, ** ** **** *******, *******'* *** ****? ;)

* ****** **** ******** ***** ** **** ** *** **** they **** ** ***.

*** ***** ** ***** ** **** *** **** ********, ***** I ** ****** **** **** **** ****, ** ***** ** have ** ******* ******* **** *** ********* *** (**** ******** Citilog, ********** **** **** *** *** *** ******* ******** **** they *** ***).

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...** ****** *** **** ******* *** ********* *****.

******?

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* ***** **** **** ** ***** *** **** ** ** incorrect ** **** ** *** **** ********* ********. **** ***-******** that *** ************ *** ** *** ****** **** ** *********. The ******** **** **** *** *** ******** ** ****, ** Axis ****** *********** ********, ***** ** ******* ** ******* *** more ********.

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***** *** ***** *********** ***** ***** *********** *** (***** * can't ********* *******), ** ** *** ****** **** *** **** applications *** ** *** ****** **** ** *********. **** **** be ** *** *** **** ****** *********** **** ** ******, but *** *** **** ****.

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*******,

******! ** * **** **** *********, ***********' ******* ** *** realm ** * *** ******* ***, ***** ***** **** ***** to ** *********** **** **** * ***** ********* *** **** software ****.

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