JDA Software Sets New Bar in Linear Scalability, Price/Performance with Latest Release of Advanced Store Replenishment

Store Replenishment Excels in Demanding Tier One Benchmark on IBM iSeries Model 890

Scottsdale, Ariz. , USA, (PresseBox) - JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced record-breaking benchmark results that confirmed the linear scalability and outstanding price/performance of Portfolio Advanced Store Replenishment by E3™ (“Store Replenishment”) version 2003.6.0, which was generally released on August 19th. In recent stress tests performed at the request of a tier one U.S. retailer, the revamped, multi-threaded Store Replenishment set a new standard in handling a daily replenishment cycle for an 149 million SKU/Location database in 70 minutes -- equaling over two million transactions per minute -- on a partitioned IBM iSeries model 890 using 12 processors.
JDA attributes these phenomenal results to significant enhancements made to the software since its September 2001 acquisition of E3 along with increased capacity of the IBM server.
“What makes the benchmark so impressive is that our Store Replenishment software achieved these results using only 33 percent of the server’s capacity. Because we were able to linearly scale Store Replenishments’ performance upwards so it performed multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing efficiency, we are confident that our advanced software can handle even greater volumes in relatively the same time frames and on the same hardware,” comments Peter Charness, JDA’s senior vice president of marketing and chief product officer.
“The POWER4™ processors in today’s iSeries product line deliver mainframe-class performance in a highly integrated and easy-to-use system. The benchmark results achieved demonstrate the powerful combination of the iSeries server with JDA’s software, especially in the retail industry which frequently needs to be able to handle heavy transaction loads and spikes in buying patterns,” said Cecelia Marrese, vice president of marketing, IBM iSeries. "Because of the cyclical nature of the retail industry, these customers should also find the Capacity Upgrade on Demand feature of the iSeries server particularly attractive.”

JDA Proves Store Replenishment’s Scalability: Benchmark Details
JDA and IBM engineers performed a series of tests at IBM’s Benchmark Center in Rochester, Minn. The testing simulated the customer’s production environment as closely as possible. Potential growth was accounted for by generating additional stores and items to increase the database up to expected future levels. Both interactive and batch processes were evaluated and various measures recorded including, but not limited to, task runtimes, CPU utilization and disk utilization. The end result: the engineers categorically proved that Store Replenishment could handle a substantial increase in transactions in a shorter processing window.

Next Release of Portfolio Advanced Replenishment Products Now Available
In addition to Store Replenishment, JDA commercially released Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3™ (AWR) and Vendor Managed Replenishment by E3™ (VMR) in August. JDA’s Development and Quality Assurance teams put the fully integrated Portfolio Advanced Replenishment™ suite through stringent testing before making it available to its clients who are currently on maintenance plus any new customers.
“Intelligent inventory investment decisions require accurate information at every point in the supply chain. With our Advanced Forecasting and Replenishment offering, even our largest clients can address their inventory optimization needs from product source to customer hands plus gain the flexibility and scalability to support growth,” adds Charness. “With our reliable, streamlined implementation methodology ensuring low cost of ownership, JDA offers the most compelling and complete solution in the market today.”
For more details on this enhanced suite or any JDA Portfolio product, visit www.jda.com , call 1-800-479-RETAIL (7382) or email info@jda.com .

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 1,300 associates operating from 32 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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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 statements regarding (i) our software’s ability to handle even greater volumes in the same time frames and on the same hardware, (ii) the integration of our products; and (iii) the ability of our products to deliver solutions at the lowest cost of ownerships. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, among which are uncertainties related to the use of JDA’s products on hardware different from that benchmarked or on other than optimal hardware, the effectiveness of our sales and marketing programs to promote and distribute JDA’s products, and the fact that our product integration is still in progress, as well as, general market conditions and other risks detailed in the prospectuses relating to the JDA’s public offering, and which are and will be detailed from time to time in SEC reports filed by JDA.

"JDA” “JDA Portfolio,” “Advanced Store Replenishment by E3,” “Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3™,” and “Vendor Managed Replenishment by E3™” are either trademarks or registered trademark of JDA Software Group. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name "JDA" is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group. 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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Über die JDA Software Group, Inc.:

JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: JDAS) bietet Komplettlösungen für die Optimierung von Handelsprozessen. Das JDA-Portfolio® umfasst Warenwirtschafts-, Filial- und umfangreiche Analyse-Systeme. Die internetfähigen Lösungen werden in über 60 Ländern branchenübergreifend von mehr als 4.600 Kunden aus Handel und Industrie genutzt. Multi-Channel Unternehmen können ebenfalls vom Einsatz der Lösungen profitieren. JDA Software verbessert sowohl unternehmensinterne Arbeitsabläufe sowie externe Abstimmungsprozesse. JDA beschäftigt über 1.200 Mitarbeiter, verteilt auf über 32 Niederlassungen in Großstädten in den USA, Südamerika, Europa, Asien und Australien. Mehr Information erhältlich unter www.jda.com, oder Email an info.de@jda.com.

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