Purchasing JRG advanced planning and scheduling apps as a managed service over the Internet for food, beverage and consumer goods companies
Atlanta — January 23, 2006 — CDC Software, a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management applications, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the business assets of JRG Software Inc., which offers on-demand supply chain planning solutions delivered as software as a service (SaaS).
CDC Software's products include Ross Systems' ERP, Pivotal's CRM and IMI's supply chain solutions. With the acquisition of JRG, CDC Software is expected to expand its footprint in enterprise software and provide another on-demand solution that streamlines adoption for a broad variety of companies on a global scale.
JRG's One Plan is an on-demand solution for factory planning and scheduling that combines an interactive graphical planning environment with integrated business intelligence to enable the real-time creation, sharing and monitoring of production plans across a manufacturing organization. The key capabilities and benefits of the JRG One Plan solution include dynamic planning and scheduling, visibility and collaboration, and monitoring and messaging.
Used by food and consumer products companies such as Ghirardelli Chocolate, Carvel Ice Cream, Wise Snacks and See's Candies, the JRG applications are successful as supply chain planning solutions provided as an on-demand service, said Rick Marquardt, president of CDC Software.
Jane Biddle, vice president of manufacturing research for industry analyst firm Aberdeen, added, The mutual benefits to JRG, CDC Software and their respective customers are obvious here. CDC Software maintains a deep commitment to the food, beverage and consumer products industries with its enterprise software and services. Through its expertise in these same industries, JRG has developed unique solutions that can be made available, on-demand, to a wide array of companies. The products and services of both companies are highly complementary. JRG customers will have access to industry-specific enterprise software systems, and CDC Software customers will have access to sophisticated yet nimble planning and scheduling applications.
Additional Articles of Interest
- — Working to improve demand visibility at your company but stumped on how to improve demand accuracy? For some tips to get you started, read "Overcoming Forecast Error with Real-time Forecasting," an In Depth article on SDCExec.com.
— For more information on demand planning and forecasting, see the analyst articles in the April/May 2004 and February/March 2005 issues of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.