Bombay Company Signs for Additional JDA Portfolio Solutions

JDA’s Integrated Planning and Forecasting Solutions to Help Drive In-Stock Position and Improve ROI Across Bombay’s Multiple Retail Channels

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JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced that The Bombay Company, Inc. (NYSE: BBA) signed a license agreement in second quarter 2003 for several JDA Portfolio® planning, allocation and strategic analysis solutions. In support of its multi-channel retail strategy, Bombay expects to introduce advanced planning activities across its business to improve in-stock position, increase its return on inventory investment and better address customer demands with more targeted assortments.
Because Bombay currently uses Portfolio Merchandise Management System for the IBM iSeries (MMS®) and Advanced Planning by Arthur™ software, the specialty retailer will benefit from an integrated systems environment that will improve decision making across its operations while offering scalability and ease of maintenance.
JDA Solutions to Support Multi-Channel Retail Planning
According to Donna Arnold, Bombay’s vice president of information technology, Bombay is investing in its infrastructure to generate improvements and promote growth in every facet of its business that currently includes 422 stores throughout the US and Canada, five Bombay Kids stores and nearly four-dozen outlet stores plus specialty catalogs and Internet operations.
“JDA supports our long-term strategy by improving the flow of merchandise and inventory levels across our operations while also enabling us to better predict assortment profitability. We’ll use our newly licensed Portfolio solutions to offer a more compelling mix of exciting product assortments that will increase customer satisfaction wherever they shop,” explains Tony DeBruno, Bombay’s vice president of planning and allocation. “We also expect our new planning and forecasting solutions to have an accretive impact on the JDA solutions that we already have installed. Once our implementation is complete, we’ll have more time to focus on the important basics that keep our customers coming back for more.”
Commenting on the win, JDA solutions executive Brenda Walsworth states, “We are very pleased to further expand our relationship with Bombay Company and provide them with inventory optimization solutions to help them more efficiently and successfully manage their operations. By gaining the ability to effectively and proactively plan for all channels, Bombay will benefit from superior merchandise and space planning as well as pinpoint allocation - all essential to a retailer’s profitability.”
Bombay licensed Arthur Knowledge Base™, Assortment Planning by Arthur™, Advanced Allocation by Arthur™, Performance Analysis Web by Arthur™, Rapid Packages by Arthur™, as well as Space Planning by Intactix™ and Floor Planning by Intactix™.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
With more than 4,800 retail, wholesale and manufacturing clients in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is a global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,200 associates operating from 32 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more details, visit , call 1-800-479-7382 or email .

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