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JDA Releases Platform for Planning, Optimization, Analytics in the Cloud

JDA Software Group Inc. has released JDA eight, the vendor's platform for deploying supply-chain planning, optimization and business analytics applications in the cloud.

The new framework covers a broad range of 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. The tool features optimization algorithms and in-line analytics, to help customers respond to changing market conditions in real time. They can engage in scenario planning and what-if analyses, while drawing on cross-functional workflows that are configurable by role. The user interface features a consistent look and feel, reducing training time, JDA said. The company's portfolio of products is aimed at supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce activities.

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The new framework covers a broad range of 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. The tool features optimization algorithms and in-line analytics, to help customers respond to changing market conditions in real time. They can engage in scenario planning and what-if analyses, while drawing on cross-functional workflows that are configurable by role. The user interface features a consistent look and feel, reducing training time, JDA said. The company's portfolio of products is aimed at supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce activities.

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