Sitecore, a digital experience management software provider, has announced the acquisition of Reflektion, an AI-powered digital search platform. Reflektion's software is designed to understand and predict patterns, context and needs of shoppers.
Sitecore's latest acquisition, its fourth of this year, builds off its $1.2 billion growth plan. Earlier this year, Sitecore acquired Moosend, a marketing automation platform, customer data platform Boxever and Four51, an ecommerce solution. It acquired content marketing platform Stylelabs in 2018, making this five acquisitions in three years.
Reflektion's platform can be leveraged across all aspects of the Sitecore digital experience platform, according to company officials, who cited use cases such as converting product data into consumer-friendly language and understanding shopper intent, behavior and product preferences. Reflektion brings various types of search including personalized search, preview search, conversational search and voice search. Reflektion includes complementary commerce, AI and personalization capabilities.
The acquisition is expected to close this month.
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