JDA intros JDA eight

The software connects critical supply chain functions in the cloud, says JDA.

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JDA Software recently unveiled JDA eight, which brings together more than 30 different products on a single platform for deployment in the cloud.

JDA eight is designed to deliver business value through supply chain solutions that address the integration headaches and long implementation times associated with applications offered on disparate platforms.

"JDA eight establishes a new standard for advanced planning and optimisation software," said Hamish Brewer, CEO of JDA Software. "The launch of JDA eight introduces a new paradigm to the market, complementing those ERP platforms and enabling businesses to orchestrate collaborative planning and optimisation processes across the enterprise."

According to the company, JDA eight addresses challenges impacting key business processes, including forecasting and planning, procurement planning, promotion, transportation management, production planning and scheduling, network and inventory optimisation, and supplier collaboration.

Delivered in the cloud, the company says the software empowers users to make procurement, production, inventory and logistics decisions conveniently through seamless planning, optimisation and analytics.

Additionally, the software increases efficiency through the use of task-based, cross-functional workflows, configurable by role. The user interface offers a consistent look and feel, reducing training time and alleviating operational silos.

"Innovative companies seek solutions that quickly address their customer challenges and drive bottom-line value. They know that an optimised supply chain is a game-changer for them, and need solutions and a platform to make that a reality. JDA eight was designed with this in mind," said John Kopcke, executive VP and CTO, JDA Software.

"By offering the first and only platform that can connect critical supply chain functions in the cloud - from forecasting to transportation - with built-in decision support analytics, JDA eight offers customers streamlined supply chain management with lower total cost of ownership."

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