Go-Live Announcement: FleetPride successfully launches the JDA supply chain solution with JDA® Cloud Services in 20 weeks using the MEBC Toolkit™

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MEBC Toolkit™ is an agile supply chain planning implementation guide designed and offered by MEB Consulting

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FleetPride, Inc. the nation’s largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, purchased a series of supply chain solutions from JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company® [JDA® Demand, JDA® Fulfillment, JDA® Order Optimization] to replace and expand their homegrown order fulfillment system. In partnership with MEB Consulting and by leveraging their latest MEBC Toolkit™, FleetPride was able to go-live with the JDA Software solution 20 weeks from the start of implementation.

Traditional, waterfall implementations are notorious for failing to deliver the intended scope of work, taking too much time, delivering an array of critical and non-critical product features, all at a much higher price tag than presented at the project kickoff. MEB Consulting -- 2012 JDA Partner Award Winner for Global Innovation Excellence – introduced an agile implementation alternative, called The MEBC Toolkit™, which fostered the power of shorter duration user successes to deliver quicker speed to value. MEBC leveraged the JDA® Cloud Services Implementation Lab to deliver a fully functioning solution environment on day one of the project kickoff. Russ King, Principal at MEBC remarked “FleetPride required specific JDA functionality within a fixed period of time that was delivered on budget, and without compromising any aspect of quality. We rose to that challenge and delivered JDA functionality on time and on budget within 20 weeks time.” David Johnston, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Wholesale-Distribution said, “MEBC, working with JDA, has developed a deployment offering for JDA’s leading supply chain solutions that helps deliver the ROI and speed-to-value that companies are demanding. Long ERP based planning projects that fail to deliver quick ROI are no longer acceptable.”

“The MEBC Toolkit™ enabled FleetPride the ability to experience the value of the JDA solutions immediately at Go Live,” said Steve Fogolini, Director of Supply Chain at FleetPride. “The MEBC Toolkit™ provided a structured and detailed outline that kept us focused and on budget. We not only completed the project on time and under budget, but we launched a fully functional product that met our initial project requirements in just 20 weeks. We are now processing 800 to 1000 optimized PO’s automatically where this was a very manual process before. Further, our internal distribution methodology has been automated and reduced the time to process internal transfers by 60%. This is true, measurable savings and confirmation we are working with the right set of tools to support our growth and business initiatives going forward.”
SnapShot: By utilizing the MEBC Toolkit™ combined with JDA® Cloud Services, FleetPride benefited in several ways including:

  •     Functional in a shorter project duration    
  •     Template-driven results    
  •     Reduced project risks – managed by experts    
  •     Highly predictable outcome
  •     Deliverables based on core solution set
  •     Use of FleetPride data for initial training
  •     Total Time savings -- approx. 16 weeks

About MEB Consulting
MEB Consulting (MEBC) enables market leaders in CPG, retail, manufacturing, distribution, and government to transform and optimize their most critical supply chain business processes across the globe. Clients turn to MEBC for our extensive industry experience, best practices knowledge, self-guided implementation offerings, and proven ability to deliver the full value of their technology investments in JDA software. MEBC is the 2012 JDA Partner Award Winner for Global Innovation Excellence. To learn more, visit http://www.mebcglobal.com or email info(at)mebcglobal.com

About FleetPride, Inc.
FleetPride is America’s premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts operating 225 locations in 41 states. We carry a full line of nationally-recognized, brand name parts, as well as an assortment of exclusive-brand parts. FleetPride offers in-house remanufactured products such as brake shoes and driveline components. Truck and trailer repair services are also offered at a number of locations.

About JDA Software
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the 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 robust services offering, including complete solution lifecycle management via JDA Cloud Services, provides customers with leading-edge industry practices and supply chain expertise, lower total cost of ownership, long-term business value, and 24/7 functional and technical support. To learn more, visit jda.com or emailinfo(at)jda.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 JDA and its partners can help deliver increased returns on investment and speed-to-value though the deployment of JDA’s software solutions. The occurrence of future events may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (a) certain strategies and solutions may not perform exactly as anticipated; (b) there may be implementation and integration problems associated with our solutions and strategies; and (c) other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information relating to the uncertainty affecting our business is contained in our 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.

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