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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

redprairie and jda  get in each app? RedPrairie and JDA will have to consider this, and try not to follow in the footsteps of those companies that have lost innovation power after a merger. Don’t cast your vote yet It is always a challenge for roll-ups to manage debt vs. innovation, and it is easy to lean towards being more pessimistic than optimistic when predicting an outcome after a merger. On the other hand, there is always the possibility in a merger such as this of innovating (and getting new revenues) via

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RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?


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, while Part Two discussed how the

redprairie and jda  Part One of the RedPrairie and JDA Software merger blog post, the debt structure of the RedPrairie/JDA merger will create an enormous burden in meeting exorbitant interest payments, taking focus away from future R&D and diluting customers’ strategic investment in solutions they depend on to run their business. The product portfolio and structure at JDA/RedPrairie is a massive collection of disconnected point solutions. Together, the companies will attempt to offer a host of products without a platform Read More

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 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

redprairie and jda  chain collaboration . Also,  RedPrairie  and  Logility might currently have a more complete SCM offering (from WMS to retail shelf ) than JDA. Needless to say, Oracle and SAP (if not even Infor ) can always tout “one throat to choke,” in light of their  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  and SCM capabilities being under the same roof. Automating SCM Innovation: Can It Work? Part 1 discussed  JDA Managed Services  and how this structured offering  might (or not) play with i2’s less than Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

redprairie and jda  exponential revenue opportunities for RedPrairie and our partner community. Through the RedPrairie Partner Network (RPN) , our formalized partner program dedicated to helping our customers achieve the best possible outcomes and return on their RedPrairie software investment, we are creating the momentum for wider adoption of RedPrairie software and services, globally. The breadth of our partner program includes leading products, compelling incentives, tiered education and training programs, along with Read More

Change of the Guard at JDA Software


Supply chain management software vendor JDA Software is looking for a new CEO. Get P.J.'s take on the change of the guard.

redprairie and jda  of the Guard at JDA Software Hamish Brewer, a long standing CEO of JDA Software Group, Inc. , a leading supply chain management (SCM) software solutions provider, is leaving the company . Baljit (Bal) Dail, a technology executive who has served as JDA’s chairman since May 2013, has been named interim CEO. Dail, who is currently also an operating partner at New Mountain Capital , will lead the search for a permanent successor “to lead the company through the next phase of its strategic growth Read More

RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Two: Market Impact


It is becoming increasingly important for supply chain execution (SCE) suppliers to have global implementation and service capabilities, while multinational user companies conversely benefit from working with global application providers. Now, the two merged vendors, RedPrairie Corporation and LIS, should have the critical mass and geographical breadth necessary to better serve the needs of their global customers, with local, multilingual support, and to compete for an ever-increasing number of multi-modal transport, multinational engagements.

redprairie and jda  had been impeded. Eventually, RedPrairie acquired LIS from the Permira Funds and management, whereas LIS' business has more than doubled in size since the buyout from Symbol Technologies in 1998. In the US though, LIS has some presence in manufacturing verticals including high tech, 3PL, CPG, food, and pharmaceutical/healthcare products. To further assist its healthcare customers, release 7.3 of LIS's Dispatcher-WMS offers added support for compliance with the Unite States FDA's (Food and Drug Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain

redprairie and jda  dismissing the challenge from RedPrairie and JDA, Manhattan’s aspirations (and targeted competitors) are SAP and Oracle, and thriving in these vendors’ ecosystems. The vendor especially likens its strategy to that of SAP, which, with the exception of Business Objects ,  prefers to develop a coherent suite of products on a single business process platform ( SAP BPP ), with only fringe acquisitions to fill in some gaps . Manhattan points out that it has not made an acquisition since Evant in 2005, and Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1


While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG, a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the

redprairie and jda  & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1 While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG , a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the US. Over 3,000 direct corporate customers in Read More

The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come.News item: Oracle

redprairie and jda  SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010 In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion Read More

Reflexis Systems Announces Record Customer Growth in First Half of 2012


It appears that Reflexis has been aggressively bundling/cross-selling its newer WFM modules into its traditional breadwinning task management deals to try to achieve a wider market acceptance.  The Reflexis platform of integrated task management, key performance indicators (KPI)-based compliance, time and attendance (T@A), and labor scheduling (including budgeting and forecasting) solutions

redprairie and jda  share, compared to #2 RedPrairie at 24%, again according to IHL. For more background on Reflexis, see http://blog.technologyevaluation.com/blog/2011/07/20/talking-to-and-learning-from-a-retail-store-execution-software-leader-–-part-2/ 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

redprairie and jda  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 of  demand management , most notably Read More

As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference


Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS Conference and Expo’s seminars and presentations. A summary of the 2009 expo explains what you might have missed.

redprairie and jda  the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference Industries around the world have seen quite a number of changes from globalization, regulations, and technological trends, such as software as a service (SaaS). All of these factors have caused organizations to seek ways to adapt to ongoing change in order to better manage their supply chains in this global context. The theme of this year's Association for Operations Management 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.

redprairie and jda  to ERP - Distribution 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 Read More

Mr Price Selects JustEnough Software


JustEnough Software Corporation, a provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, recently announced that Mr Price Group, a retailer of apparel, homeware, and sportsware, has selected JustEnough’s Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment Planning, Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Allocation, and Replenishment modules. One of the

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Supply Chain Execution Suite


RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The comprehensive and collaborative portfolio of RedPrairie supply chain and retail solution lines includes Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Enterprise Workforce Management, Enterprise Store Operations, All-Channel Commerce, and Visibility & Performance Management.  

redprairie and jda  and collaborative portfolio of RedPrairie supply chain and retail solution lines includes Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Enterprise Workforce Management, Enterprise Store Operations, All-Channel Commerce, and Visibility & Performance Management. Read More