Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the JDA FOCUS 2010 conference on the heels of the recent merger between JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) and i2 Technologies. The article first discussed the different geneses and cultures of the two merging parties.
One major outcome of the conference was JDA’s unveiled plan to converge most of its existing and acquired
so on and so forth. JDA experts could use the following data sources: Marketing Plan, POS History, Inventory, Forecasts, Actual Shipments, Market Intelligence Data, etc. to provide the following solution features: Collaboration, Supply Simulation, Dashboards, Performance Reports, POS Forecasting, Inventory Planning, and Replenishment Planning. For example, a JDA managed services consultant would extract data from ERP systems, load it into JDA’s demand management module, run the demand plans, ensure