First Major Product Launch Unveiled Post JDA and RedPraire Merger

JDA eight brings together 30-plus different products on a single platform to unify supply chain planning, optimization and business analytics in the cloud

Scottsdale, Ariz.April 2, 2013JDA Software Group Inc., a supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions provider, announced JDA eight, its first solution following the merger with RedPrairie. JDA eight brings together more than 30 different products on a single platform to unify supply chain planning, optimization and business analytics for deployment in the cloud.

“JDA eight establishes a new standard for advanced planning and optimization software,” said Hamish Brewer, Chief Executive Officer, JDA Software Group Inc. “Historically, manufacturers and retailers have only seen end-to-end solutions in traditional transaction processing systems from the ERP vendors. The launch of JDA eight introduces a completely new paradigm to the market, complementing those ERP platforms and enabling businesses to orchestrate collaborative planning and optimization processes across the enterprise. When you combine this extensive capability with JDA’s advanced cloud services you have a compelling combination of power, agility and speed capable of driving new frontiers of value for supply chains everywhere.”

JDA eight offers a comprehensive framework to address challenges impacting key business processes across the extended supply chain including forecasting and planning; procurement planning; promotion; transportation management; production planning and scheduling; network and inventory optimization; and supplier collaboration.

The solution is designed to deliver business value through innovative supply chain solutions that address the integration headaches and long implementation times associated with applications offered on disparate platforms. Delivered in the cloud, JDA eight empowers customers to:

  • Make procurement, production, inventory and logistics decisions better and faster through seamless planning, optimization and analytics. This decision-making capability is enabled by sophisticated optimization algorithms and in-line analytics that better prepare customers to respond to market dynamics in real time.
  • Increase productivity and effectiveness through the use of task-based cross-functional workflows, configurable by role. The intuitive user interface offers a consistent look and feel, reducing training time and alleviating operational silos.
  • Realize rapid scenario planning and what-if analysis through a dynamic interface that delivers precise, actionable information and analytics to the user in real time. Powered by highly efficient in-memory processing, JDA eight improves user productivity with the flexibility and scalability needed to drive competitive advantage.


“Innovative companies seek solutions that quickly address their customer challenges and drive bottom-line value. They know that an optimized supply chain is a game-changer for them, and need solutions and a platform to make that a reality. JDA eight was designed with this in mind,” said John Kopcke, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, JDA Software Group Inc. “By offering the first and only platform that can connect critical supply chain functions in the cloud—from forecasting to transportation —with built-in decision support analytics, JDA eight offers customers streamlined supply chain management with lower total cost of ownership.”

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