In an effort to augment its market presence,
Fair Isaac Corporation
) has decided to acquire InfoCentricity, a CA-based private,
software-as-a-service (SAAS)-based predictive analytics software
company. Subject to regulatory approvals and fulfillment of
customary conditions, the transaction is expected to conclude in
Apr 2014. Although the financial details were not disclosed, the
transaction is expected to be neutral to the company's 2014
InfoCentricity has a strong portfolio of analytic platforms
including Xeno and Strategy Trees product lines. Designed with an
adaptable modular structure and user-friendly interface, Xeno
conforms to all levels of analytic sophistication, fulfilling the
requirements of various risk management and marketing functions
across a diverse range of industries. Xeno's state-of-the-art
analytics platform accelerates the discovery of critical business
insights, without the need for capital investments in software
installation, integration and maintenance.
Its Strategy Trees' superior interface increases productivity and
permits users to evaluate present lending criteria or segment
populations of interest and analyze treatments in decision trees.
The online platform can be used to develop diverse strategies
from marketing segmentation to collections prioritization. It
ensures that prospects and customers are matched with the
treatments and outcomes beneficial to engagement and business
The requirements of progressive mobile consumers, coupled with
stringent regulations and emergence of Big Data technologies are
making it imperative for companies to incorporate analytics to
improve bottom-line performance as well as enhance customer
experience. For clients in highly regulated industries, where
control and transparency are critical to the analytic development
process, InfoCentricity's technology provides a high degree of
control over model inputs, a collaboration framework for model
developers, and auditable, transparent model results.
InfoCentricity's platforms will add rich content to Fair Isaac's
significant arsenal of analytic development tools which
businesses use to unlock the power of data to streamline
operations. InfoCentricity's solutions will be integrated into
three important Fair Isaac offerings: the FICO Decision
Management Platform, the FICO Model Central and the FICO Model
This collaboration is set to create the most comprehensive Cloud
and on-premise offering for predictive analytics modeling, as
Fair Isaac leverages InfoCentricity's extensive experience and
dominant expertise. The merged faculties of the two entities will
bring deep insight, control and clarity to the model-building
process, facilitating the creation of exceptional predictive
models and decision strategies.
Besides valuable technology, this acquisition also enhances Fair
Isaac's blue-chip clientele in financial services, retail and
other industries, at the same time augmenting its gifted, skilled
team of analytic scientists and developers.
This partnership heralds great opportunities for InfoCentricity
as its products will be accessible to an entire spectrum of
potential customers, ranging from amateur modelers to veteran
business analysts, advanced data scientists and experienced
analytics professionals. InfoCentricity's clients and partners
will profit from Fair Isaac's global footprint, domain expertise
and consulting capabilities, as well as gain access to dominant
analytics tools and solutions.
Fair Isaac currently holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other stocks in
the industry that look promising include
GTT Communications, Inc.
), all of which carry a Zacks Rank #2.
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