Houston, Texas—April 8, 2014—DiCentral Inc., a provider of supply chain management solutions and business-to-business (B2B) integration, and JDA Software Group, Inc., announced that DiCentral purchased the cloud-based On-Demand WMS, one of JDA’s warehouse management systems (WMS).
“DiCentral is always seeking to improve the customer experience and return on investment. On-Demand WMS (SmartTurn) will be brought to market as a strong value-add to DiCentral’s comprehensive supply chain integration suite, and it will help our customers achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility,” said DiCentral CEO Thuy Mai. “Our customers want scalable tools to manage their businesses.”
“The On-Demand WMS contains functionality that is redundant with JDA’s core warehouse management solution and does not fit into our go-forward product portfolio,” said Jean-Francois Gagne, chief product officer, JDA.
According to Ann Grakin, CEO of ChainLink Research, “Warehouse management continues to be a critical function in the global supply chain. Many innovations continue to be introduced to enhance operational capabilities, as well as allow those who manage the warehouse to introduce new services to their customers and partners. The acquisition clearly dictates DiCentral’s interest in staying on top of this critical function and better enabling its customers to maintain their competitive edge.”