From JDA: “Paris and London â€“ December 17, 2007 â€“ JDAÂ® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced that its JDAConnect 2007 EMEA customer event, held November 13 and 14 at the Disneyland Resort in Paris, attracted a diverse group of nearly 200 attendees representing over 90 companies from more than eight different regions. Through informative industry and solution sessions, attendees from the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution and retail sectors were able to glean strategic insight on how to achieve revenue and profit optimization through the consumer-driven value chain, which was the focus and conferenceâ€™s overarching theme.”
â€œBuilding on the success of previous JDAConnect events, this yearâ€™s conference provided attendees with even more opportunities to network with their peers and learn how to leverage supply chain best practices from other JDA users and leading industry analyst and strategic partners,â€ said JDA COO Chris Koziol. â€œThe JDA team also focused on delivering more solution insight and strategic direction in order to help attendees transform their consumer-driven value chains into a competitive advantage, resulting in better business outcomes, and get continued increasing value from their JDA solutions and investment.â€
Intensive Industry Sessions Deliver Market Knowledge
The first half of the event was dedicated to in-depth industry sessions, which featured customer case studies presented by representatives from BrÃ¸drene Dahl, Iceland, Lane Bryant, Legrand, Tnuva Central Co-operative and V&S Vin & Sprit Ab, and as well as presentations from JDA experts. The sessions included pragmatic and forward-thinking advice of noteworthy industry experts, such as JDAâ€™s strategic partner Accenture, and renowned technology and market research companies including Forrester, IGD and AMR Research. Through these business-orientated presentations, attendees garnered a true sense of the state of the industry, current market trends and how JDAâ€™s supply chain solutions drive superior results in meeting todayâ€™s and future needs in the market.
â€œThe conference gave even greater insight into JDA itself, rather than just product information. It also gave us a broader understanding of business opportunities from hearing many other retailers and suppliers talking openly. You canâ€™t get this sort of information from browsing on the Internet or attending other events,â€ said Eva Hotmarova Tescoâ€™s business systems manager. â€œI also found the forums to be particularly useful because they tend to be more open and interactive so that I can also get a more technical perspective if I need it.â€
Interactive Solution Sessions Showcase Real Results, Product Insights
Customer representatives from Kelloggâ€™s, Lane Bryant, Tine, and strategic reseller IMG teamed with JDA solution experts to lead product-oriented solution sessions focused on delivering insight and addressing questions related to specific JDA solutions and the integration with enterprise systems such as SAP. Presentations and real world examples delivered by industry speakers underscored the business benefits and real results that can be achieved through JDAâ€™s retail merchandising and supply chain solutions. The interactive nature of these sessions also fostered an environment of networking and relationship building between attendees, keynote speakers, and JDA solution experts.
â€œJDA’s E3 replenishment solution is a major part of Conforama’s global replenishment system and as such attending JDAConnect was a great opportunity to meet and spend additional quality time exchanging dialogue with JDA’s EMEA solution experts and management team,” said Thierry Bagland, supply chain & organization, Conforama.
JDA Outlines Company Strategy, Vision for the Consumer-Driven Supply Chain
During a strategic opening session, JDA executives were joined by representatives from customers Michelin and Keystone Foods and strategic allies HP and Capgemini to deliver how JDAâ€™s mission and vision directly drive and complement recent market trends and help customers realize total supply chain visibility and optimization.
â€œJDAConnect provides a unique opportunity for us to hear the challenges and issues our EMEA customers are facing as they keep pace with todayâ€™s global business challenges,â€ said JDAâ€™s Regional Vice President, EMEA Arnaud Decarsin. â€œItâ€™s our goal to constantly demonstrate JDAâ€™s commitment to helping our customers improve and sustain their growth and overcome their most challenging demands through a forward thinking global and regional strategy, leveraging strategic relationships and robust solution innovation.â€
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDAÂ® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is focused on helping companies realize real supply chain and revenue management results â€“ fast. JDA Software delivers integrated merchandising as well as supply chain and revenue management planning, execution, and optimization solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain and services industries. Through its industry leading solutions, leading manufacturers, distributors, retailers and services companies around the world are growing their businesses with greater predictability and more profitably. For more information on JDA Software, visit www.jda.com or contact us at email@example.com or call +1.800.479.7382.
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