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 Almacenes Exito Increases Inventory Turnover by 10%, Reduces Overstocks by
   60% and Decreases Out-of-stocks by 12% with JDA Software’s E3 Solutions

JDA Software’s Allocation and Replenishment Solutions by E3 Enable Leading South American
 Retailer to Boost Supply Chain Visibility, Minimize Lost Sales and Increase Customer Service


Scottsdale, Ariz. – December 10, 2007 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today
announced that Almacenes Exito, a leading $3.5 billion* retailer in South America, has realized substantial
inventory optimization improvements with the support of JDA Software’s E3 Allocation and Replenishment
solutions. Almacenes Exito manages a successful online business and more than 255 grocery and
hypermarket stores in 45 cities throughout Colombia. The retailer leveraged JDA’s Advanced Warehouse
Replenishment by E3® and Advanced Store Replenishment by E3® solutions at 114 stores to increase
inventory turnover by 10 percent and reduce overstocks by 60 percent in 2006, as well as reduce out-of-
stocks by 12 percent the previous year.
        “We immediately starting seeing results from the software implementation, thanks to the on-time and
on-budget installation of Advanced Warehouse Replenishment and Advanced Store Replenishment,” said
Almacenes Exito Chief Information Officer José Londoño. “One of the most important changes was the
centralization of replenishment. This provided us with better and quicker decision-making abilities, and was a
major improvement over our previous purchasing process in which buying decisions were influenced by
suppliers on a store-by-store basis.”
        Londoño added, “JDA’s replenishment solutions have allowed our company to free up important
resources that were previously devoted to inventory management. Moreover, the new system has increased
customer satisfaction by reducing out-of-stocks, avoiding lost sales and customers due to breaks in the supply
chain. We have been able to maintain our position as a leading retailer in South America with the support of
JDA Software.”
        Inventory levels at all of Almacenes Exito’s stores were positively impacted by the centralized
replenishment system, resulting in improved data and the fulfillment of logistics agreements with the
company’s suppliers. Additionally, the retailer’s use of the JDA E3 replenishment solutions has provided
benefits such as boosted productivity levels, enhanced supply chain visibility, reduced days of inventory,
increased customers service levels, minimized lost sales, as well as improved supplier relationships.
        “JDA Software’s E3 Allocation and Replenishment solutions enable companies such as Almacenes
Exito with heightened visibility into the supply chain and the ability to make more precise inventory
investment decisions,” said Wayne Usie, JDA senior vice president, retail. “In addition to providing a fast


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return on investment, the solutions within JDA’s Allocation and Replenishment suite offer long-established
reliability, operational flexibility, accurate forecasting and exacting execution. We look forward to continuing
to help Almacenes Exito and other companies gain maximum value from their JDA Software investment to
enable one synchronized view of demand.”


About JDA Software Group, Inc.
         JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is focused on helping companies realize real supply
chain and revenue management results – fast. JDA Software delivers integrated merchandising as well
as supply chain and revenue management planning, execution, and optimization solutions for the consumer-
driven supply chain and services industries. Through its industry leading solutions, leading manufacturers,
distributors, retailers, and services companies around the world are growing their businesses with
greater predictability and more profitably. For more information on JDA Software, visit www.jda.com or
contact us at info@jda.com or call +1.800.479.7382.


*Expected net revenue for December 2007. Based on an exchange rate of 2,000 pesos per U.S. dollar.




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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by
words such as “will,” “anticipate,” “plan,” and “expect” and other words with forward-looking connotations. In this press
release, such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Mr. Londoño’s remarks concerning Almacenes
Exito’s ability to achieve reduced inventory and minimize lost sales using our products, Mr. Usie’s concerning our
plans to help other companies gain maximum value from their JDA investment, and all remarks concerning the
anticipated benefits of using our products. The occurrence of future events may involve a number of risks and
uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (a) that Gloria Jeans may not elect to license additional JDA products or to
expand its business (b) that our products may not be successfully implemented or that the anticipated benefits of
using our products will not be realized; and (c) other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of
our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information relating to the uncertainty affecting
our business is contained in our filings with the SEC. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ
materially from those predicted. JDA is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to)
update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

"JDA,” and “E3” are registered trademarks of JDA Software Group. Any trade, product or service name referenced in
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or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.




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