JDA Software Announces Significant Win with Leading UK Drugstore Chain

Boots The Chemists Selects Portfolio Space Management Suite To Streamline Store Level Assortments And Increase Profitability

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JDA Software Announces Significant Win with Leading UK Drugstore Chain

Boots The Chemists Selects Portfolio Space Management Suite To Streamline Store Level Assortments And Increase Profitability

Scottsdale, Ariz. - June 19, 2003 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced that $6.7 billion Boots The Chemists, the UK’s leading drugstore chain, licensed the entire suite of JDA Portfolio® space management solutions, including the newly released Web Publisher™ application that makes it possible for users to efficiently distribute planograms over the Internet. With more than 1,400 stores across the UK and Ireland, Boots The Chemists expects the space management implementation to support its goal to deliver highly profitable store level product assortments that meet the localized shopping needs of its diverse geographic regions.

Integration and Market Leading Position Key to Selection
According to Tony Kemmer, Boots The Chemists’ director of organization change, prior to selecting Portfolio space management solutions in second quarter 2003, the company used a mix of proprietary software in combination with a third party solution. To completely streamline its space management processes, they needed a fully integrated set of systems.
“The number one reason for replacing our space management solutions is that we wanted complete space management integration,” commented Kemmer. “We also selected JDA because we like the company’s commitment to developing and delivering market leading, state of the art retail technology.”

Continued Kemmer, “JDA’s software contains the majority of the functionality we need, plus the solutions are used by many of our key merchandise suppliers. We obviously want to create stronger bonds with our suppliers from both a process and technology point of view and using a common space management platform will enable us to reach this goal.”

Commenting on this win, Andrew Blatherwick, managing director, JDA Europe, stated, “We are extremely pleased that Boots The Chemists has selected our Portfolio space management solutions to help execute their vision of delivering powerful assortments at the store level. Boots selection of JDA solutions proves once again that leading retailers and manufacturers throughout the globe choose JDA’s superior Portfolio technology to initiate leading edge retail initiatives that increase store and product productivity, as well as strengthen category initiatives.”
Significant Planning and Execution Benefits Expected
According to Kemmer, the selection of Portfolio space management solutions supports their goals to enhance their customer offerings and simplifying merchandising operations.
“With this implementation, we want to enhance two specific processes: planning and execution,” stated Kemmer. “In planning, we’re hoping to provide a more profitable product set to match the individual needs of each store. We also want to improve the allocation of space and ensure a more enticing display of product by viewing the visual impact of range sets before we actually implement them at the store.”

“In terms of execution, we expect a much slicker, faster store level assortment implementation,” continued Kemmer. “While it currently takes several weeks to do a major rebuild, we believe that we can significantly reduce the time to implement accurate, localized product ranges by utilizing JDA’s Web Publisher to distribute planogram sets to our stores over the Internet.”
Initially, Boots The Chemists will implement Intactix Knowledge Base™, Space Planning by Intactix™, Floor Planning by Intactix™ and Web Publisher™ at all of its stores. During the second phase of the implementation, the company expects to add Shelf Assortment by Intactix™ as well as Efficient Item Assortment by Intactix™ to their space management solutions suite.

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 www.jda.com , call 1-800-479-7382 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. Kemmer’s statement that JDA’s products are completely integrated, and any implication that the JDA products will yield the expected results of enhancing planning and execution. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the fact that the products are not fully integrated and the planned integration may take longer than expected or may not be completed, the fact that the use of the product will yield different results depending on how it is used and implemented, 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.

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