Strategic Alliance Enables Joint Customers to Seamlessly Access Leading Supply Chain Software and HP Server Expertise
Scottsdale, Ariz. — March 31, 2008 — JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced a strategic alliance with Logicalis, a global provider of high-performance technology solutions, to provide current and future customers with a complete set of advanced supply and demand chain software solutions running on HP servers.
As part of the agreement, Logicalis will become JDA Software’s preferred provider of HP Integrity and HP ProLiant servers, and will introduce its customers to JDA Software’s leading supply and demand chain applications that deliver improved performance and increased efficiency. This alliance will not only help each company’s respective customers drive down costs and better meet their business goals, it will also position Logicalis and JDA Software to further expand their solution offerings to current and prospective customers.
“We work with a variety of customers across the retail, wholesale distribution and consumer goods manufacturing industries that are searching for new or additional solutions to enhance their market competitiveness,” said Mike Schmidt, director of business development at Logicalis. “By combining JDA’s advanced supply and demand chain solutions with HP’s proven technologies, our customers will benefit from an end-to-end solution that produces a flexible, agile and manageable supply chain.”
Many of JDA Software’s customers currently rely on HP Integrity and HP ProLiant servers because of their proven price performance, high availability, reliability and scalability. JDA Software’s alliance with Logicalis will continue to expand its ability to provide HP’s market-leading infrastructure solutions.
Chris Koziol, chief operating officer of JDA Software, noted, “We have seamlessly integrated our independent strengths and supply chain expertise with HP’s proven infrastructure to create a highly adaptive, combined solution. This agreement with Logicalis helps us to ensure that the best possible team is in place to consult, implement and support this powerful software/hardware combination by further expanding the resources and expertise available to our customers.”
“As a preferred provider of HP servers and storage, Logicalis has the necessary depth of knowledge to help customers select the most appropriate systems to support their technology requirements,” said David Parsons, vice president, industry solutions & alliances, Technology Solutions Group, HP. “Through its alliance with JDA Software, Logicalis can now recommend to its customers an integrated supply chain solution supported by HP’s proven server and storage technologies that enables customers to respond to real-time demands with greater operational efficiency while accelerating business growth.”
Under terms of the agreement, JDA Software and Logicalis will mutually promote each other’s products and solutions to U.S.-based customers. The companies will also collaborate by periodically appearing together at strategic trade shows, user conferences and other industry events. JDA Software’s internal hardware group will continue to provide HP point-of-sale equipment and implementation expertise to support current and prospective store systems customers.
Logicalis is a global provider of high-performance technology solutions. With over 1,200 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP, Cisco and EMC.
Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $3.2 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With its international headquarters in the UK, Logicalis has annualized global revenues of over $900 million from operations in the U.S., UK, Germany and South America. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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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