JDA Software Announces First Quarter 2003 Client Activity

Whitehall Jewellers, B&Q PLC and Pharmavite License Portfolio Applications

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JDA Software Announces First Quarter 2003 Client Activity
Whitehall Jewellers, B&Q PLC and Pharmavite License Portfolio Applications

Scottsdale, Ariz. - April 21, 2003 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced a partial listing of the companies that signed JDA Portfolio® contracts in first quarter 2003. JDA signed new license agreements with companies around the world including Whitehall Jewellers, Inc., B & Q PLC, vitamin manufacturer Pharmavite LLC, The Boots Group PLC and The Stanley Works.

“Although the weak economy is making it tough for our clients to make significant enterprise system investments, we continue to see companies license our value-added Portfolio solutions that are proven to deliver bottom line improvements,” stated JDA president Hamish Brewer. “JDA’s reputation as a trusted provider of solutions, combined with the largest customer base in the market, ensures continuous investment in JDA solutions, even during the most difficult times.”

Whitehall Jewellers and Leading Australian Retailer License Multiple JDA Applications
Leading U.S.-based fine jewelry retailer Whitehall Jewellers licensed Portfolio Merchandise Management System-i™ (MMS®) and Performance Analysis by IDEAS™ for closed-loop decision support at corporate headquarters. Australian-based Brazin Limited licensed MMS along with Advanced Store Replenishment by E3® to manage inventory for its music retailing business, which includes Sanity Entertainment and several licensed Virgin Entertainment brand stores. Existing MMS and IDEAS client Operadora OMX, S.A. de C.V., a discount-priced office supplies and equipment retailer in Mexico, also signed for Store Replenishment™.

Companies seeking to drive in-stock positions while reducing safety stock with Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3 include new clients VSD Logistics Nordic, a fourth party logistics company headquartered in Norway, and Italian distributor Innocenti & Cammelli S.p.A. Additionally, the nation’s largest full line sporting goods retailer expanded its Warehouse Replenishment and Networking Optimization by E3 agreements with JDA in first quarter 2003.

Existing Clients Expand JDA Investment
Several other JDA clients licensed additional Portfolio applications to drive more value and tangible benefits from their JDA investments. Puregold Price Club, Inc., a Philippines-based hypermarket chain, signed for IDEAS and Big Rock Sports, LLC, a fishing tackle and shooting sports distributor group, licensed JDA Intellect™. Additionally, $2.1 billion Zale Corporation, North America’s largest fine jewelry retailer, expanded its Strategic Merchandise Management™ license agreement.

Johnny Appleseed's Inc., a retailer of classic apparel for mature women, is a new JDA client that signed for Win/DSS® in-store system.

Manufacturers Select JDA’s Next Generation Collaboration Solution
Hy-Ko Products Company, Inc., a signs and accessories manufacturer, and Warner Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of professional grade tools, licensed Electronic Dynamic Agreement™ (eDA™) to conduct next generation collaboration with JDA client Ace Hardware. eDA is the first software proven to dynamically generate a retailer’s order forecast using order creation logic and commitment processing for a supplier beyond the standard single order lead-time to as much as one year into the future.

Leading companies such as Pharmavite, GE Silicones and The Stanley Works in the U.S. and Burtons Foods Ltd, Oerlemans Foods UK Ltd and Sun Valley Food Ltd in Europe also signed for Portfolio Collaborative Solutions™. As a result, JDA increased its number of trading partner clients to nearly 150 in first quarter 2003 from 136 in fourth quarter 2002.

Retailers, Consumer Goods Companies Continue to Select Portfolio Space Management
JDA continues to gain space management market share with steady license activity. B & Q PLC, part of Kingfisher PLC’s growing network of global home improvement operations, and the UK’s number one home and garden improvement retailer with 320 store locations throughout the UK, as well as Spain’s Office Depot extended their space management investment. Retailers making first time space management investments include UK-based The Boots Group PLC and Mexico-based Grupo Comercial Chedraui SA de CV.

New consumer goods clients for JDA’s space management applications include US-based Agrilink Foods dba Bird’s Eye Foods, Inc. Internationally, consumer goods companies licensing for the first time include UK’s BBC Worldwide Ltd. and British American Tobacco Italia S.p.A.

A partial list of North American consumer goods companies extending their space management investments include: Black and Decker, Labatt USA, Pfizer, Inc., S. C. Johnson & Company, Dr. Pepper-7Up Bottling Group, Inc., Eastman Kodak, Fuji Photo Film USA Inc., and Fruit of the Loom, Inc. International clients expanding their investments include: Lever Faberge UK, Nestle Waters UK, Nestle Purina, Nestle UK and Hong Kong’s Wrigley Chewing Gum Company Ltd.

Several other companies signed for one or more Portfolio products, or expanded their license agreements with JDA in first quarter 2003. Due to the competitive advantages of implementing the Portfolio solutions, these companies have requested confidentiality.

About JDA Software Group, Inc.
With more than 4,800 retail, manufacturing and wholesale 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 www.jda.com , call 1-800-479-RETAIL (7382) or email info@jda.com .

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include Mr. Brewer’s statement that JDA’s reputation ensures continuous investment in our solutions. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, uncertainties concerning the future IT spending among companies in our target client base, uncertainties inherent in the retail market, sales lost to competition, and other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. We undertake no obligation to update information in this release.

JDA, JDA Portfolio, E3, MMS, Win/DSS, JDA Intellect, Performance Analysis by IDEAS, Portfolio Space Management by Intactix, Portfolio Merchandise Management System-i, Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3, Warehouse Replenishment, Networking Optimization by E3, Advanced Store Replenishment by E3, Store Replenishment, Electronic Dynamic Agreement, eDA and Portfolio Collaborative Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name "JDA" is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc. All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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