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 2006 focus


JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 1
Last year I attended the JDA FOCUS 2009 conference to realize that Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) has become a force to be reckoned

2006 focus  how successful was the 2006 mega-acquisition of former Manugistics , which many pundits doubted at the time.  As analyzed in my related 2009 blog series, combined capabilities from JDA and Manugistics have recently provided many attractive value propositions for both consumer product goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers : connecting the upstream supply chain with the retail shelf. JDA has long had notable retail merchandising,  category management , and store execution solutions. It appears that in

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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