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JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 2
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

jda abpp  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 product sets. To that end, JDA pledged several key commitments to its customers, starting with that the company would continue to support all of its products.  In

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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 with in the vast supply chain management (SCM) space. Although far from being a vocal or touchy-feely company, throughout its history JDA has been run fairly effectively by applying basic principles of sound management

jda abpp  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 with in the vast  supply chain management (SCM)  space. Although far from being a vocal or touchy-feely company, throughout its history JDA has been run fairly effectively by applying basic principles of sound management. These principles of  profits  and prudently spending within its means have been rare in the software business, and JDA’s Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 5


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the flavors

jda abpp  the S&OP solution from JDA Software as another product that arguably deserves to be in the S&OP Top 5. My guess is that  Nari Viswanathan, Aberdeen Group 's vice president (VP) and principal SCM analyst , who recently coauthored  the S&OP AXIS Report  (subscription required) and was mentioned in  Part 2 , did not lump JDA together with i2 Technologies, Oracle , and Demand Solutions (as the vendors that are reportedly leading the software category) due to its nascence in the market. Development on Read More

The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies and Revionics

jda abpp  , was inspired by  JDA Software ’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies  and  Revionics ’ recent (and still ongoing) educational series of Web-seminars . To recap Part 1 : due to the phenomenon of the  “cross-elasticity” of demand , retailers may want to consider whether promoting an item would result in increased sales volume and, if so, whether that increase would represent incremental revenue or merely cannibalize sales of Read More

RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?


On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market

jda abpp  and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger Read More

JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Four: More JDA Portfolio 2004.1 and Microsoft Alliance


JDA Portfolio 2004.1products have been developed or acquired by JDA in order to present customers with an enterprise offering that might currently be the broadest, most functional set of industry leading retail demand chain software solutions available to retailers and their suppliers.

jda abpp  Industry Part Four: More JDA Portfolio 2004.1 and Microsoft Alliance JDA Portfolio 2004.1 Components (continued) JDA Software Group Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), a prominent global provider of integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain and over 4,600 customers, plans to build upon the collective JDA Portfolio to enable its customers to achieve a new level of operational excellence. The vendor plans to establish this capability as a defining and differentiating characteristic of its Read More

RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like?


My blog series in 2009 entitled “A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software, and Manhattan Associates, including their corporate history and acquisitions. The general feeling at the time was that hardly any of these three great supply chain management (SCM) software companies would remain independent in the

jda abpp  and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like? My blog series in 2009 entitled “ A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players ” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software , and Manhattan Associates , including their corporate history and acquisitions. The general feeling at the time was that hardly any of these three great supply chain management (SCM) software companies would remain independent in the long term. It took a few years for two of these companies to decide Read More

SAP and IBM to Serve Transportation and Logistics Industry


SAP and IBM have announced plans for a global collaboration to provide business software solutions and consulting services for the transportation and logistics industry. The new collaboration is intended to combine IBM’s strategy, industry consulting, and experience in managing large-scale global business transformation projects with SAP’s supply chain management (SCM) software.

jda abpp  SCM players, such as JDA Software , Manhattan Associates , Descartes , Logility , and others, continue to innovate, they will still maintain a functional capabilities gap versus SAP or Oracle . The market is changing, however. As all the major players have strong capabilities, and as supply chain operations continue to become more complex for many reasons, their business is becoming more about services, including consulting and cloud services. SAP and Oracle have traditionally not been strong in these Read More

What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II


Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested "winning strategies" by JDA Software Group Inc. that manufacturers (especially of consumer goods) could instantly deploy to drive up margins and protect shareholder value in the current economic climate (malaise). I also took the liberty of mapping, with the help of some current and former employees of JDA Software and former

jda abpp  suggested winning strategies by JDA Software Group Inc. that manufacturers (especially of consumer goods) could instantly deploy to drive up margins and protect shareholder value in the current economic climate (malaise). I also took the liberty of mapping, with the help of some current and former employees of JDA Software  and former Manugistics (now part of JDA), the appropriate current JDA solutions to each suggested strategy. The second and final part of this blog series continues with the Read More

SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last


This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February 2013, SAP announced plans to acquire SmartOps, a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions. Founded in 2000, SmartOps released its first multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) product in

jda abpp  , Manhattan Associates , JDA Software , Logility , and Kinaxis . But some of these competitors can still offer MEIO/S&OP options that may be a significantly better fit for some companies’ business in certain industries (and for a much smaller price tag). Take Logility for example—the vendor has long had its own in-memory solvers (that SAP HANA now promises to offer) and has long integrated its S&OP solution with former Optiant MEIO (Optiant had been SmartOps’ fierce competitor in the past). In addit Read More

Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi


I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Welcome to our latest: ERP - Distribution Showdown. You’ll notice this one has a broader focus than Showdowns we’ve done in the past. Again we’ll be comparing three vendor solutions head-to-head, but not just on functionality. This time we’ll also look at the industries these solutions support, how well they cover different portions of the mid-market segment, and how their installed bases break out geographically. Of course, functionality is again a key component of this Showdown, broken down into four main distribution areas and 13 subareas. We hope you find today’s Showdown helpful and informative, and invite your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com.

jda abpp  Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Welcome to our latest: ERP - Distribution Showdown. You'll notice this one has a broader focus than Showdowns we've done in the past. Again we'll be comparing three vendor solutions head-to-head, but not Read More

Continental Tires Selects JDA Manufacturing Planning


German tire manufacturer and automotive suppler Continental Tires selected solutions from the JDA Manufacturing Planning Suite to help transform its global supply chain operations. Continental Tires is looking to employ different supply chain strategies.

jda abpp  Tires Selects JDA Manufacturing Planning German tire manufacturer and automotive suppler Continental Tires, with sales of €33.3 billion in 2013, selected solutions from the JDA Manufacturing Planning Suite to help transform its global supply chain operations. As part of the company’s SCM 2.0 transformation, Continental Tires is looking to employ different supply chain strategies to serve its different customers and channels based on their value to the business.   Continental’s Tires divis Read More

Mainstream Enterprise Vendors Begin to Grasp Content Management Part Two: Background & Lessons Learned


The requirement for robust PCM is finally being recognized among chief information officers (CIO) and IT managers, who are looking to create and manage a centralized repository of rich product content, and also by many enterprise vendors.

jda abpp  rescinding the merger with JDA Software , see Not All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS ) or General Exchange Services ( GXS ) (see GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data ) remain focused on enabling retail industry participants to connect with each other and transact business through the use of these automated communications and product identification standards. There are a number of other best-of-breed PIM players on the market, including FullTilt Solutions , Blue Martini , Read More

Epicor Insights 2014–Raising the ERP Game


The major “game raising” news at Epicor Insights 2014 was the availability of Epicor ERP version 10 (and the underlying Epicor ICE 3.0 architecture). This release seems to be about “cleaning the house” and becoming fully Microsoft-centric, with better scalability, speed/performance, interoperability, and extensibility than Epicor ERP version 9 and Vantage/Vista 8.0, and the ability to go after larger global companies as a result.

jda abpp  Noel Goggin (formerly at RedPrairie/JDA Software ),who now heads up Epicor Retail.   CEO Cowan was very frank in his presentation at Insights 2014 when it came to business issues, admitting that Epicor should be a much stronger global company (Epicor is still not very present in some countries in Latin America and Europe) with higher license growth (currently licensing is only 15 percent of total revenues). The company’s growth strategy is as follows: go upmarket, go into emerging markets, and go to Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3


Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms, in part due to the capabilities of archrival Oracle. What About ILOG's SCM Products? Whether as a sort of “collateral damage” (given IBM’s foremost interest in beefing up its SOA/BPM infrastructure product) or

jda abpp  lately, prior to the JDA Software merger agreement , groomed itself into a more specialized SCM consultant for complex environments, with a possibility of offering its software tools where appropriate, I was at some stage suspecting IBM as a possible suitor. Oh well, i2 might have had much more SCM software than IBM currently needs and wants. Is There any Logic to Keeping These Tools? For that reason, and given no mention of the SCM products and strategy in the IBM's merger announcement for analysts, it Read More