New JDA eight Software Unifies Supply Chain, Business Analytics in the Cloud

4/8/2013
Supply chain solutions vendor JDA reports the release its JDA eight software. The new offering brings together more than 30 different products on a single platform, unifying supply chain planning, optimization and business analytics for deployment in the cloud.

JDA eight offers a comprehensive framework to address challenges impacting key business processes across the extended supply chain including forecasting and planning, procurement planning, promotion, transportation management, production planning and scheduling, network and inventory optimization, and supplier collaboration.

"JDA eight establishes a new standard for advanced planning and optimization software," said Hamish Brewer, CEO, JDA Software. "Historically, manufacturers and retailers have only seen end-to-end solutions in traditional transaction processing systems from the ERP vendors. The launch of JDA eight introduces a completely new paradigm to the market, complementing those ERP platforms and enabling businesses to orchestrate collaborative planning and optimization processes across the enterprise. When you combine this extensive capability with JDA's advanced cloud services you have a compelling combination of power, agility and speed capable of driving new frontiers of value for supply chains everywhere."

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

The software aims to make procurement, production, inventory and logistics decisions better and faster through seamless planning, optimization and analytics. This decision-making capability is enabled by sophisticated optimization algorithms and in-line analytics that better prepare customers to respond to market dynamics in real time.

What's more, JDA eight Increases productivity and effectiveness through the use of task-based cross-functional workflows, configurable by role. The intuitive user interface offers a consistent look and feel, reducing training time and alleviating operational silos.

Companies using JDA eight can realize rapid scenario planning and what-if analysis through a dynamic interface that delivers precise, actionable information and analytics to the user in real time. Powered by highly efficient in-memory processing, JDA eight improves user productivity with the flexibility and scalability needed to drive competitive advantage.

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