Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
Bi-Lo and Clorox Among Existing Customers to License Additional JDA Portfolio Applications
Scottsdale, Ariz. – April 25, 2005 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced several of the companies that signed JDA Portfolio® contracts in first quarter 2005. Existing JDA customers such as Bi-Lo, LLC, The Clorox Services Company, Factory Card Outlet of America, Ltd., Guitar Center Management Company, Inc. and NY & Co Group Inc. licensed additional JDA applications. In addition, Universal Music Group is among the new customers to sign first time license agreements with JDA.
“While we saw some uncertainty in first quarter around the transition between our classic Portfolio products and our next-generation PortfolioEnabled™ products, our JDA FOCUS conference provided the opportunity for over 1,400 participants to better understand our strategic direction and future plans. Based on the broad and consistent feedback from our customers, it is clear to me that JDA and our customers are synchronized about the importance of new and innovative enterprise software solutions that address the challenges companies face today a requirement that is uniquely satisfied by PortfolioEnabled,” stated Hamish Brewer, JDA CEO.
Existing Customers License Strategic Merchandise Management Applications
Several existing customers licensed Portfolio Strategic Merchandise Management™ applications to optimize profits, inventory and business processes. Guitar Center, the largest U.S. musical instrument retailer with sales of $1.5 billion, licensed Channel Clustering by Intellect™, and NY & Co. Group Inc., a $1 billion specialty apparel chain, licensed Demand Planning by Intellect™. NY & Co. also licensed the Arthur RAPIDS™ implementation methodology.
A number of customers from South Africa signed additional licenses to broaden their use of applications in the Merchandise Planning suite. These include Ackermans Ltd., the division of Pepkor Retail Limited that operates a leading value retail chain, Edgars Consolidated Stores Limited, a clothing, footwear and textiles retailing group, and Mr Price Group Limited, a value clothing and homewares retailer. New customers including Funetco AB, operating as Sweden-based retail consulting company Fusion NetWork Communications, and Makro SA, a South African-based warehouse club wholesale trader, licensed Merchandise Planning by Arthur®. GRI Asia Limited, a Hong Kong-based fashion retailer, licensed Arthur Planning and the RAPIDS methodology for product planning.
JDA Signs Advanced Replenishment Contracts with Companies Worldwide
Several companies signed for one or more applications in the Advanced Replenishment by E3® suite. Universal Music Group, a division of Vivendi Universal and the world’s largest music company, signed a contract in first quarter for JDA’s Vendor Managed Replenishment by E3®. Also new customer Socfeder S.p.A., an Italy-based steel and iron construction materials supplier, licensed Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3®.
Additionally, JDA customers Factory Card Outlet, a specialty retailer with 184 stores in 20 states, and 2028513 Ontario, Inc., operator of apparel and footwear retail banners SAAN and Cotton Ginny Limited, signed for Advanced Replenishment applications. Ontario, Inc. also signed for Arthur Planning™, Performance Analysis by Arthur®, Performance Analysis Web by Arthur®, Space Planning Plus by Intactix®, Floor Planning Plus by Intactix® and Store Portal for MMS®. Factory Card Outlet also licensed Seasonal Profiling by Intellect™ and Marketplace Replenish™ to enhance shelf level forecasting and replenishment.
Global Companies Select Portfolio Collaborative Solutions
Several manufacturers licensed Portfolio Collaborative Solutions™ to synchronize activity with their retail customers. These companies include International Paper, Irwin Industrial Tool Company, a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid, Johnson Level & Tool Manufacturing Company, Inc., Master Lock Company, Purdy Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. and Westinghouse Lighting Corp.
As a result of first quarter license activity, 262 trading partners rely on JDA solutions to support over $4.3 billion in trade volume, up from more than 215 trading partners in first quarter 2004.
Customers around the World License Merchandise Management and Store Solutions
TSC Stores Ltd., a Canadian owned and operated hardware retailer, expanded its JDA relationship with a license for Merchandise Management System-I® (MMS®), Win/DSS® store system and Performance Analysis by IDEAS™. Laura Secord, Canada’s leading marketer and retailer of premium boxed chocolates and other confectionary products, signed for Win/DSS and expanded its MMS agreement. Additionally, existing JDA customer Cinderella Marketing Corp., a top clothing retailer in the Philippines, signed for IDEAS™.
Current JDA customers Mobile Fabrics, Inc., operator of crafts and fabric retailer Rag Shops, Inc., licensed Win/DSS and Portfolio Customer Relationship Management™ for customer loyalty. Commercial Services International, Inc., an international jewelry and gift distributor, also licensed Portfolio CRM™.
The Clorox Services Company and Bi-Lo License Portfolio Space Management
JDA customers extending their investments in Portfolio Space Management™ Solutions by Intactix® include The Clorox Services Company and Bi-Lo, LLC, a grocery retailer operating over 400 supermarkets in the South. Other companies expanding their space management investment include Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sara Lee Foods, McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc., Greenlee Textron, National Distributing Company, Canada’s B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, ISA Trading Ltd, Interbrew UK, Ltd and George Weston Foods Meat and Daily Division, a division of Associated British Foods, Plc al Weston Centre.
Companies making a first-time investment in Portfolio Space Management software include ICI Paints, Global Vendor Service, Inc., Westrim Crafts, Mohawk Home (A Div of Mohawk Industries Inc.), United States of America and Link Snacks, Inc., the UK’s Innocent Drinks, Sony of Canada, Ltd., Australia’s Greens General Foods Pty Ltd, The Nuance Group (Australia) Pty Limited and Elizabeth Arden (Australia) PTD Ltd (a Div of Elizabeth Arden), South Africa’s Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Ltd, Singapore’s Indomarco Prismatama, PT, China’s Guangzhou Liby Group Co., Ltd., Mexico’s Ganaderos Productores de Leche Pura S.A. de C.V., and A/S Max Jenne in Sweden.
Existing Customers Return to JDA for More Value
Several other JDA customers expanded their existing license agreements in first quarter 2005 to drive more value from their JDA investments. A partial listing of these customers based in JDA’s Americas region include the following: CSK Auto, Inc., David’s Bridal, Inc., Family Christian Stores, Inc., Fly America, Inc., Gander Mountain Company, Groupe Archambault, Inc., Gustave A. Larson Company, J.R. Holcomb & Company, Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc., Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Murray’s Discount Auto Stores, Inc., PFG Customized Distribution, Polo Ralph Lauren, PrimeSource Foodservice Equipment, Inc., River Hills Wilsons, Inc. and Vistar Corporation.
In the Europe, Middle East and Africa region these customers include Brodrene Dahl A/S, The Co-operative Group (CWS) Ltd., Dirk Rossmann GmbH, EDEKA HG, First Quench Retailing Ltd. (operating as Thresher Group), NorgesGruppen ASA, Poundland UK Ltd., Subaru Norge AS. In Asia Pacific, Coles Myer Ltd. and LGL Holdings Pty. Ltd expanded their respective license agreements.
Other companies signed for one or more Portfolio products or expanded their license agreements with JDA in first quarter 2005. Due to the competitive advantages of implementing JDA Portfolio solutions, these companies have requested confidentiality.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
With over 4,700 retail, manufacturing and wholesale customers in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is a global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,100 associates operating from 26 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit www.jda.com, email email@example.com or call 1-800-479-7382.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include any implication from Mr. Brewer`s comments that competing solutions do not exist or that our existing customers will continue to bring us repeat business, the statements concerning the anticipated benefits of using our products, and any implications that our market share will continue to grow or that other past successes will be repeated. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, uncertainties inherent in the retail supply chain, the fact that competitive products exist and may be more successful or a better choice, the fact that our new customers signed this quarter may not elect to license future products from us because many other software choices exist in the marketplace, and other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. We undertake no obligation to update information in this release.