JDA Software Offers Additional Demand Management Capabilities with Integration of Planalytics Business Weather Intelligence

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Planalytics Inc. announced today that its Business Weather Intelligence® and Weather-Driven Demand information is now available in JDA® Demand.

Planalytics Business Weather Intelligence

Planalytics Business Weather Intelligence

Integrated weather-driven demand management provides tremendous value to retailers and suppliers of consumer goods

Planalytics Inc. announced today that its Business Weather Intelligence® and Weather-Driven Demand information is now available in JDA® Demand. The integration enables companies to include weather intelligence in their demand planning process and more effectively manage the impact that weather has on their business.

Planalytics Weather-Driven Demand (WDD) percentages measure how much weather influences demand for specific categories across specific time periods and geographies. The WDD quantifies how favorable (the percentage “lift”) or unfavorable (the percentage “drag”) that weather has on demand compared to the corresponding period last year. Planalytics WDD information is accessible through the JDA Demand workbench view, a demand planner’s primary interface for reviewing and modifying sales forecasts, and JDA’s exception graphs, a view that identifies the largest forecasted variations in weather-driven demand.

The integration between Planalytics and JDA Demand allows companies to gain direct visibility to WDD information while managing the forecast within JDA Demand. Integration benefits include:

  • Consolidated Weather Intelligence: Information is available in one solution, simplifying updates to demand plans.
  • Streamlined Integration: WDDs embed directly into JDA source data eliminating the need for any field level integration.
  • Exception Driven Process: Large weather-driven variations in demand are highlighted, enabling companies to easily identify opportunities to proactively optimize demand plans.

“Integrated weather-driven demand management provides tremendous value to retailers and suppliers of consumer goods,” stated Scott Bernhardt, President at Planalytics. “Our joint customers can now more easily incorporate visibility to upcoming weather impacts into their demand planning processes within JDA and take actions that drive additional sales and optimize inventory.”

"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, Supply Chain, JDA Software Group. “Weather data and the forecasted impact on demand provide a source of competitive advantage that can be leveraged to promote at the optimum time and to better manage inventories based on the projected start and end of a season".

Learn More During the National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention and Expo:
Planalytics will be hosting a “Happy Hour & Strategy Session” on January 15th in New York. Planalytics and JDA representatives will be available during this event to discuss integrated weather-driven demand management. Visit http://www.planalytics.com for more information and event registration. Companies can also learn more by visiting JDA during the NRF Expo (Booth 403) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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. 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. (http://www.planalytics.com) 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.

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.

“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.

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