JDA Software Announces Industry-Leading Demand Management and Supply Chain
Planning Scalability Benchmarking Results
JDA Delivers Unmatched Scalability and Processing Times Proven at 200 Million Demand Forecasting Units/Stock-Keeping
Units Without Sacrificing Depth of Functionality
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today
announced the results of JDA's largest, most complex supply chain benchmarking study to date. JDA's Performance
Engineering team tested version 7.7 of the JDA® Demand and JDA® Fulfillment supply chain planning and optimization
solutions leveraging real-world complexities, scale and process flows representative of today's largest-volume businesses.
Running on IBM Power 750 and IBM Power 780 servers with IBM AIX operating system and IBM WebSphere Application Server,
JDA successfully demonstrated the ground-breaking benchmark for the JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment complete week-end
batch flow in less time than the typical week-end processing window for more than 200 million demand forecasting units (DFUs)
and stock-keeping units (SKUs).
Raising the Bar in Demand Management and End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Practices
JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment are part of JDA's industry-leading supply chain planning and optimization solution set. These
comprehensive solutions enable the world's leading retailers and suppliers to optimize supply chain decisions with accurate,
integrated demand visibility and management along with the ability to profitably balance supply and demand for maximum
supply chain cost savings. Reflecting JDA's ongoing organic investment in supply chain planning and optimization solution
innovation, the latest releases of JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment, version 7.7, raise the bar on these industry-proven
solutions. Architectural enhancements enable unparalleled scalability gained through compressed data storage. The ability to
support this extreme level of scalability without compromising on depth of functionality further reinforces JDA's position as an
"While the ability to scale will benefit any company engaged in demand management or end-to-end supply chain planning, the
biggest benefits will be for the large retailers that work with hundreds of millions of SKUs," said Wayne Usie, senior vice
president, retail, JDA Software. "Retailers looking to leverage advanced planning tools for store-level forecasting and
replenishment need technology platforms that can support their performance requirements in an economical manner. The right
technology enables scaling across the entire network down to the SKU/store level. JDA is excited to provide unrivaled scalability
without sacrificing critical pieces of functionality that differentiate our customers' supply chains."
About the Benchmarking Study: Setting New Standards
Using a "retail" data model significantly more complex and computationally intensive than models used in earlier JDA
benchmarks, the study involved more than 200 million SKUs including 40,000 items at 5,000 stores sourced from 20 distribution
centers and 205 vendor locations. The batch flow consisted of processes required to complete an end-to-end weekly cycle
including, but not limited to, aggregating history across multiple hierarchy levels, calculating the time-phased statistical
forecasts, reconciling the forecasts across multiple levels and generating a time-phased replenishment plan with optimized
orders. The performance, scalability and reliability test results demonstrate that the JDA processes scale for large enterprise
implementations and can meet the performance needs of leading high-volume companies.
"This benchmarking study validated the significant performance enhancements in JDA Demand 7.7 over the last version of this
leading product as evidenced by staggering demand-side processing time improvements that more than doubled prior
performance throughput," said Dave King, executive vice president, product development and management, JDA
Software. According to King, these improvements include:
q History aggregation processing at a rate of 1.3 billion DFUs per hour
q Generate weekly statistical forecast processing at a rate of 85 million DFUs per hour
q Reconcile forecast processing at a rate of 155 million DFUs per hour
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is a leading provider of innovative supply chain
management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make
optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale
distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply
chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders
including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA's multiple service options, delivered via the JDA®
Private Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7
functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more about JDA Software, please visit www.jda.com or e-mail
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"will," "ensure," "help," "enable" and "expect" and other words with forward-looking connotations. In this press release, such
forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Mr. Usie's remarks regarding JDA industry leadership and customer
benefits stemming from new functionality and Mr. King's remarks regarding solution enhancement value. The occurrence of
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