Leading Australian Retailer Brazin Live with JDA Portfolio Advanced Store Replenishment

JDA Helps Another Retailer Optimize Inventory, Service Levels while Improving Operational Efficiency

Scottsdale, Ariz. , USA, (PresseBox) - JDA® Software Group Inc. announced that major Australian retailer, Brazin Limited, successfully went live with JDA Portfolio® Advanced Store Replenishment by E3™ (“Store Replenishment”) software. As the largest specialty music retailer in Australia operating under the Sanity Entertainment and Virgin Entertainment brands, Brazin will rely on Store Replenishment for a centralized and automated ordering process at its Sanity stores.
The retailer also licensed Portfolio Merchandise Management System-i (MMS®) in March 2003 as part of a strategic reengineering plan to increase managerial and operational efficiency while improving profits throughout its business that also includes the distinctive BNT chain specializing in women's lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear; Aztec Rose, designer and manufacturer of women’s surf wear and swimwear; Ghetto, lifestyle concept stores specializing in footwear and Ezydvd, Australia’s largest specialist DVD retailer.
According to Mr. Brett Blundy, CEO and founder of Brazin Group, JDA Portfolio products are integral to the operational changes that the retailer is putting in place to support growth while realizing improved stock management and reduced store labor and supply chain costs.
“Our goal is to implement a stable and scalable technology infrastructure along with best practice disciplines that allow us to stay focused on operational efficiency while ensuring top performance during our peak trading periods,” comments Blundy. “With Store Replenishment now generating demand forecasts, we can decrease our inventory investment by eliminating overstocks while at the same time optimizing our service levels resulting in reduced lost sales. Our customers will be able to find the latest DVDs and CDs that they want every time they visit our stores. They should also notice an increase in service since our store managers are no longer responsible for manual ordering.”

JDA/Brazin Count on Long Term Partnership
Brazin selected JDA based on its reputation as a proven leader within the industry and its broad, integrated product offering that the retailer may rely on to address future systems requirements within the Brazin Group. The retailer is now focused on the rollout of MMS to support its Entertainment Division. JDA’s world leading inventory management solution is expected to be operational in the first half of 2004.
“With retailers always aiming to improve profits and earnings, our advanced replenishment and allocation solutions can deliver a quick return on investment,” comments Lyn Schmidt, JDA’s managing director of operations for Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to see another client achieve a rapid deployment with Store Replenishment and gain greater control over their stock service levels whilst reducing purchasing costs to better serve customers with fully stocked shelves. We now look forward to ensuring the successful implementation of MMS so Brazin can take advantage of the best practices in merchandise and transaction management.”

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 33 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 Ms. Schmidt’s statement regarding the expected successful implementation of MMS. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, uncertainties regarding the implementation of complex mission critical software applications, 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,” “Merchandise Management System-I,” “MMS,” “Advanced Store Replenishment by E3 and Store Replenishment 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.

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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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