The Forzani Group Rolls Out JDA Portfolio Store Solution in Record Time

Canada’s Largest Sporting Goods Retailer Creates Operational Platform

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Scottsdale, Ariz. - August 13, 2003 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSE: FGL), Canada’s largest national retailer of sporting goods, apparel and footwear, is successfully using JDA Portfolio® transaction management products. The retailer’s recent rollout of key Portfolio Merchandise Management™ modules and the Win/DSS® store system at 130 locations represents a fundamental milestone in Forzani’s large-scale engagement with JDA to implement several Portfolio applications. Forzani now relies on the integrated Portfolio Price Management and Win/DSS to automate manual processes, improve corporate-wide inventory information flow and reduce unauthorized markdowns.
The retailer also plans to implement Portfolio Allocation and Replenishment™, Portfolio Planning and Forecasting™, Portfolio Business Intelligence™, Portfolio Revenue Management™ and Portfolio Customer Relationship™ software applications to more efficiently manage its comprehensive assortment of over 50,000 brand-name and private-label products.
According to Debbie Gillis, Forzani’s CIO, “Our legacy systems didn’t provide the necessary application infrastructure to enable IT to respond quickly to the needs of the business. With our current Portfolio implementation, we now have the infrastructure to be responsive to business needs and have the basis for providing the stores with the tools that they need to increase sales and productivity.”
Gillis says the success of the project was due to the teamwork, focus and positive attitude of both the Forzani implementation team and JDA’s Client Solutions professionals. “A project of this magnitude requires driven, well-organized teams who embrace a common vision. The JDA and Forzani implementation team worked very hard to complete the project in record time and we are very pleased with the results. In addition, a dedicated quality assurance team ensured that the roll-out would not be compromised by any unforeseen issues.”
Gillis will present “Key Strategies for Managing a Successful Win/DSS® Rollout” on August 14 from 2:00-3:00pm ET, as part of JDA’s complimentary series of “Customer First” Web cast seminars. To register, visit , call (800) 479-7382 or email info@jda.com .

Forzani Achieves Early Success; Continues Broad Reaching Implementation
According to Gillis, the successful completion of the first phase of its Portfolio implementation has resulted in key bottom-line benefits. “We are using Win/DSS to assess loss prevention issues and have noticed a significant reduction in unauthorized markdowns since implementing JDA’s solution. By simplifying store operations, Win/DSS has empowered our associates and improved customer throughput at the point-of-sale,” states Gillis.
JDA CEO Hamish Brewer states, “Retailers such as Forzani with a defined growth path realize the importance of implementing technology to reduce the complexity of inventory management, grow sales, and enable employees to react quickly to consumer demand. JDA Portfolio has tremendous appeal for any retailer intent on decreasing costs, improving efficiencies and delivering business results. We look forward to the next phase of this major project.”
The next phase will involve rolling-out additional Portfolio Merchandising modules to better track fast-selling items and capture relevant store-to-head office information that will be used to improve chain-wide performance. The Company is also implementing Advanced Allocation by Arthur™ to optimize their merchandising mix and lower inventory costs. The implementation of other products will follow.

About The Forzani Group
Operating 199 corporate stores and franchisor of 169 stores primarily in the province of Quebec, The Forzani Group Ltd. is Canada's largest retailer of sporting goods, operating stores from coast to coast, under the corporate banners: Sport Chek, Coast Mountain Sports, Sport Mart and on-line at www.sportchek.ca and www.sportmart.ca . The Forzani Group is also a franchisor under the banners: Sports Experts, Intersport, RnR, Atmosphere and Econosports.

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 our statements concerning the projected benefits of using our products, Gillis’ statement concerning the anticipated results of using Win/DSS, and Forzani’s plans to implement other JDA products. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, uncertainties inherent in implementing multiple, complex products in a client environment, 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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