Cognizant to buy Thirdera; acquisition is expected to add 940 employees to Teaneck-based company

Teaneck-based Cognizant on Wednesday said it will purchase Broomfield, Colorado-based Thirdera for an undisclosed amount.

Thirdera, which specializes in solutions related to the ServiceNow platform, will bring 940 employees to Cognizant’s ServiceNow Business Group.

Cognizant said that Thirdera’s ServiceNow training platform, Thirdera University, is expected to play a central role in credentialing resources to fulfill growing demand in the ServiceNow ecosystem, Cognizant said.

“I believe the combination of Cognizant’s deep industry, AI and platform expertise, paired with Thirdera’s leading-edge offerings in enterprise transformation, will position Cognizant at the forefront of thought leadership and innovation in the ServiceNow ecosystem,” CEO Ravi Kumar S. said.

The addition of Thirdera, which brings an on-and-near-shore global presence for the Cognizant ServiceNow Business Group, is expected to further efforts on the path of Cognizant and ServiceNow’s strategic partnership to build a $1 billion combined business focused on artificial intelligence-driven automation.

The acquisition is expected to close next month.