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JDA Software Enhances Category Management Application

JDA Software Inc. has added capabilities to its JDA Category Management application for retailers.

Version 9.1 includes an enhanced Transferable Demand calculation method based on attribute matching. When a product is deleted or added, the impact is calculated by examining a set of attributes and identifying whether other products in the assortment match some or all of those attributes. In addition, planners can more easily manage assortment hierarchies and perform tasks on multiple assortments at the same time within JDA Assortment Optimization. Other Category Management applications that use store-specific data are now “aware” of the assortments assigned to each store through JDA Category Knowledge Base, the company says. The feature helps managers to identify which items should replace deleted products within a current assortment. The latest release of JDA Planogram Generator includes new pegboard merchandising enhancements.

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Version 9.1 includes an enhanced Transferable Demand calculation method based on attribute matching. When a product is deleted or added, the impact is calculated by examining a set of attributes and identifying whether other products in the assortment match some or all of those attributes. In addition, planners can more easily manage assortment hierarchies and perform tasks on multiple assortments at the same time within JDA Assortment Optimization. Other Category Management applications that use store-specific data are now “aware” of the assortments assigned to each store through JDA Category Knowledge Base, the company says. The feature helps managers to identify which items should replace deleted products within a current assortment. The latest release of JDA Planogram Generator includes new pegboard merchandising enhancements.

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