JDA Software and Sony Electronics to Co-Present Managing Automation Webinar on Customer Focus and Channel Collaboration

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Industry experts to discuss how technology is dramatically changing the relationship between manufacturer and retailer for the better

JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced it will co-present a complimentary webinar with Sony Electronics and in conjunction with Managing Automation on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will be moderated by Chris Chiappinelli, Online Editor of Managing Automation, and feature industry leaders Charles (C.J.) Wehlage, vice president of supply chain solutions, Sony Electronics, and Kelly Thomas, senior vice president of manufacturing, JDA Software. Wehlage and Thomas will discuss how technology is having a dramatic — and positive — impact on the relationships between manufacturers and retailers. The one-hour webinar will provide attendees with key insights from Wehlage on how Sony Electronics employed powerful software solutions and methodologies to become Supplier of the Year at the world’s largest retailer. Highlights include:

  •     Improving demand-sensing and demand-shaping capabilities
  •     Segmenting retailer and end-user customer requirements
  •     Collaborating with partners to provide a better customer experience, faster inventory turns, and an uptick in revenue

Attendees to this webinar will receive special access to an exclusive Gartner, Inc. case study highlighting Sony Electronics’ success.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
Registration Info: Click here to register

Get Involved:
Join the live conversation on Twitter using the #JDASony hashtag or follow the webinar hosts at @JDASoftware, @SonyElectronics, and @MngAutomation

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About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), 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.

We do not believe this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Nevertheless, if remarks in this press release are considered to be ``forward-looking'' or to have forward-looking implications, we would remind our investors and prospective investors that future events may involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the risk that that complex software solutions such as JDA’s may be costly and time-consuming to implement and/or may not produce the level of benefits anticipated by the parties at the outset of the project. Other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business are detailed from time to time in the ``Risks 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.

“JDA” is a trademark or registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA Software Group, Inc.
14400 N. 87th Street
Scottsdale, Ariz. 85260


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