Planalytics to Feature Expanding Business Weather Intelligence Capabilities for JDA Software Customers at FOCUS 2011 Conference in Orlando

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Planalytics Inc., a JDA Software Group, Inc. alliance partner, will highlight how Business Weather Intelligence® and Weather-Driven Demand℠ information is being integrated into JDA supply chain solutions during the FOCUS 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Integrating the effects of weather into the demand management processes will undoubtedly provide value to those categories of products that are highly seasonal or weather dependent

Planalytics Inc., a JDA Software Group, Inc. alliance partner, will highlight how Business Weather Intelligence® and Weather-Driven Demand℠ information is being integrated into JDA supply chain solutions during the FOCUS 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida. JDA’s 21st annual global conference will be held May 1-4 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. The conference will host the largest gathering of supply chain professionals and will provide best practices, training and educational workshops, and present an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers, JDA solution experts, supply chain experts and technology partners. Additional conference details and registration information is available at http://www.jda.com/focus.

“Over the years, we have worked with many of our customers that are also JDA clients to include Business Weather Intelligence in their planning and supply chain processes,” said Scott Bernhardt, Chief Operating Officer at Planalytics. “We are very excited about developments that will further enable businesses to utilize Planalytics Weather-Driven Demand in their JDA environments. This will provide substantial value since weather affects so many business areas from allocation and replenishment to forecasting, operations, finance and day-to-day execution.”

“Integrating the effects of weather into the demand management processes will undoubtedly provide value to those categories of products that are highly seasonal or weather dependent,” said David Johnston, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at JDA Software Group. “Weather data can also enhance the promotional planning process to drive growth in sales and profitability.”    

Planalytics Weather-Driven Demand indices isolate the impact that weather has on specific products and services, quantifying opportunities and risks across geographies and time periods. Weather-Driven Demand identifies when, where and how much (as a percentage “lift” or “drag”) weather will influence demand, enabling clients to effectively align inventories with sales opportunities in individual regions or markets.

Conference attendees can visit Planalytics at the FOCUS 2011 “Innovation Zone” to learn how they can benefit by applying Business Weather Intelligence to their JDA supply chain solutions.

About JDA Software Group
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, is a leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options, delivered via the JDA® Private Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more about JDA Software, please visit http://www.jda.com or e-mail info(at)jda(dot)com.

About Planalytics Inc.
Planalytics Inc. is the singular global source of Business Weather Intelligence – the actionable information companies need to understand and optimize the impact of weather on their business. Powered by an unparalleled database of weather’s financial and volumetric impacts, proprietary forecasting technologies and market-specific expertise, Planalytics’ Business Weather Intelligence is essential to any company, in any industry, looking to effectively shape strategies, pinpoint opportunities and make more profitable decisions. For more information, visit http://www.planalytics.com.

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. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “can,” “will,” “ensure,” “help,” “enable” and “expect” and other words with forward-looking connotations. In this press release, such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Mr. Johnston’s remarks that integrating the effects of weather into demand management processes will lead to increased value, including potentially higher sales and profitability. The occurrence of future events may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (a) certain solutions may not perform exactly as anticipated; (b) there may be implementation and integration problems associated with the solutions and; and (c) other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of JDA’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information relating to the uncertainty affecting JDA’s business is contained in JDA’s filings with the SEC. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. JDA is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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