JDA Software and CCITRIAD Announce Success at Parts Warehouse, Inc., Extends Agreement

Auto Aftermarket Supplier Reduces Inventory Investment By 15% With Economic Forecasting and Inventory Optimization Applications

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JDA Software and CCITRIAD Announce Success at Parts Warehouse, Inc., Extends Agreement
Auto Aftermarket Supplier Reduces Inventory Investment By 15% With Economic Forecasting and Inventory Optimization Applications

Scottsdale, Ariz. - April 15, 2003 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. and CCITRIAD today announced that Parts Warehouse, Inc. (PWI), has reduced inventory investment by 15 percent and increased service levels following the successful implementation of JDA Portfolio® Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3™ and CCITRIAD’s A-DIS solution. The companies also announced that they have signed a three-year extension to their partnership agreement as a result of this successful implementation.

JDA’s Warehouse Replenishment solution is helping PWI, the warehouse distributor for automotive after parts retail operator Replacement Parts, Inc., increase its purchasing effectiveness by tracking product demand over several years and developing order policies aimed at maximizing profits. CCITRIAD’s A-DIS solution provides centralized inventory management, financial reporting, sales history reporting, and connectivity with its PartExpert, the industry’s leading electronic catalog.

Remarking on the success of the implementation, Bill Schlatterer, COO of Replacement Parts, Inc., stated, “The combined solution has given us a new way of thinking about purchasing, from ‘sell-one-buy-one’ to looking at the total purchasing picture - a true forecasting and economical purchasing model. Because of streamlined processes and efficiencies gained, the company now requires two fewer buyers. More time is now spent managing product inventory and less time is spent pushing paper orders.”

Best In Class Solutions Deliver Extraordinary Results
To ensure smooth data transition and seamless system integration of these best in class solutions, CCITRIAD and JDA consultants worked closely with PWI’s IT staff. By integrating the two solutions, JDA and CCITRIAD are enabling PWI to maximize inventory turns, reduce overstocks, improve service and contain labor costs in its four distribution centers serving more than 300 stores.

“JDA has a reputation for delivering the value that they promise,” said Jon Zieve, vice president of sales at CCITRIAD. “What’s more, they share CCITRIAD’s commitment to deliver high quality customer service and superior systems intended to improve merchandise management. It’s very rewarding to see our partnership with JDA pay off in helping PWI positively impact inventory and profits.”

“We’re pleased that complementary software solutions, have delivered such extraordinary results for PWI,” said JDA’s Peter Charness, senior vice president of global marketing and chief product officer. “This successful implementation proves once again that JDA is solidly positioned to provide software solutions and services that deliver huge business benefits to its broad range of global retail, manufacturing and wholesale clients.”

CCITRIAD (www.ccitriad.com ) is the industry leader of data services, management and information systems for the automotive aftermarket, hardlines and lumber industries. The company offers the most comprehensive set of solutions, including content-rich database products, turnkey computer systems, highly specialized customer support and maintenance service options, and business consulting. CCITRIAD’s domain expertise helps its customers improve service levels, reduce inventory costs and increase profitability. Internet solutions support real-time access, centralized data warehousing and inventory optimization. Headquartered in Austin, TX, the company has operations in Livermore, CA, Denver, CO, Canada, France, Ireland, and the UK. For more information, please visit www.ccitriad.com .

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 .


David Lord - CCITRIAD Public Relations
(512) 335-8771 x 13
Blanc & Otus

Lawrence Delaney, Jr., JDA Investor Relations
The Berlin Group
Tel: (714) 734-5000; larry@berlingroup.com

Cheryl Pelletier - JDA Software Group, Inc.
(480) 308-3715

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