JDA Alliance Connection Increases Customers' Options Through Collaborative Relationships with More than 150 Strategic Alliance Members
Scottsdale, Ariz. — November 13, 2007 — JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced the expansion of its partnership activities with the creation of JDA’s Alliance Connection program. The program is designed to address increased worldwide demand for more than 100 JDA solutions and strengthen the competency and skills of the company’s global network of alliance members focused on delivering JDA’s best-of-breed supply and demand chain solutions to customers of all sizes.
As one of the most comprehensive initiatives in the industry, the JDA Alliance Connection program brings together the world’s leading solution providers including consultants and systems integrators; hardware, software and technology leaders; as well as a committed network of value-added resellers.
“The JDA Alliance Connection program means retailers and manufacturers of all sizes around the globe have access to industry-leading solutions suited to their needs,” said JDA COO Chris Koziol. “Together, JDA Software and its alliance members leverage their combined solutions, expertise and complementary strengths to enhance our capabilities and speed in delivering industry leading results for JDA customers.”
“JDA has an impressive track record of collaborating on opportunities with its strategic alliances worldwide. Within the context of this enhanced alliance program, JDA and Capgemini will help our joint clients adopt innovative best practices and solutions and meet their evolving business needs worldwide. The JDA Alliance Connection will continue to boost our market potential and create value for JDA users,” said Brian Girouard, leader of global consumer products & retail sector, Capgemini.
JDA Software provides alliance members with the tools, education, resources and expertise to assist in delivering proven technologies, best practices and cost-effective solutions to mutual customers.
"With its strong industry leadership and experience, JDA will further extend the reach of its solution expertise on a global perspective with the new Alliance Connection program,” said Brian Armstrong, worldwide alliance manager, HP. “We are pleased to be a part of this new program.”
The JDA Alliance Connection team is led by JDA Global Alliances Vice President Jeffrey Varon.
“JDA Alliance Connection is designed to further the collaborative efforts between JDA and our strategic alliances, and ultimately to deliver the highest caliber of solutions and services to our customers,” stated Varon. “This program was crafted with the input of our strategic alliance members, and we will continue to evaluate and seek feedback to support their needs.”
JDA Software offers innovative training and certification programs, marketing/sales tools and resources, access to
dedicated JDA resources, in addition to a personalized on-line collaboration portal. Added Varon, “Our goal is to create mutually beneficial opportunities and improved alignment with our alliances, ensuring that JDA customers capitalize on their solution investments and maximize results across the demand and supply chain.”
More information on JDA’s Alliance Connection program, including an application to join, can be found at www.jda.com/partners.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is focused on helping companies realize real supply chain and revenue management results — fast. JDA Software delivers integrated merchandising as well as supply chain and revenue management planning, execution, and optimization solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain and services industries. Through its industry leading solutions, leading manufacturers, distributors, retailers and services companies around the world are growing their businesses with greater predictability and more profitably. For more information on JDA Software, visit www.jda.com or contact us at email@example.com or call +1.800.479.7382.
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