September 25, 2016 12:04 PM ET


Company Overview of JDA Software Group, Inc.

Company Overview

JDA Software Group, Inc. designs and develops end-to-end integrated supply chain and retail management software solutions. The company offers adaptable manufacturing and distribution solutions that include assortment optimization, category knowledge base, channel clustering, floor planning, planogram generator, and space planning; demand planning, flow casting, fulfillment, inventory visibility, track/trace, transportation management, and warehouse/warehouse labor management; and agile control tower, enterprise supply planning, factory planning and sequencing, inventory optimization, order promising, and sales and operations planning. It also provides omni-channel retail solutions comprising...

15059 North Scottsdale Road

Suite 400

Scottsdale, AZ 85254-2666

United States

Founded in 1975





Key Executives for JDA Software Group, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 56
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 47
Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

JDA Software Group, Inc. Key Developments

JDA Software Group, Inc. Announces New Capabilities in JDA Manufacturing Planning

JDA Software Group, Inc. announced innovative new capabilities in JDA Manufacturing Planning, including intelligent and prescriptive demand-supply planning, real-time and collaborative cross-functional scenario analyses, and an innovative in-memory foundation for an always-on supply chain. These capabilities allow manufacturers to proactively plan risk-aware strategies, optimize business performance, and respond to disruptive events with unparalleled speed and intelligence. JDA’s Manufacturing Planning solution offers a seamless experience on a single platform, spanning diverse supply chain processes such as network design, sales and operations planning, demand, inventory and supply planning, order promising, production scheduling, procurement and cross-enterprise collaboration. New capabilities within JDA Manufacturing Planning enable: Always-on synchronization, providing a comprehensive control tower view of all demand and supply activities. This single, shared in-memory model spans all demand and supply functions, including all related dependencies and constraints. Using the in-memory control tower, a change anywhere can be immediately seen and propagated across the entire portfolio and supply chain, and shared between demand and supply planners. Real-time collaboration and reconciliation capability to drive consensus and alignment. The solution’s in-memory computing framework facilitates real-time reconciliation and synchronization of top-down and bottom-up inputs across demand and supply processes. User judgments can be incorporated in real time to enable interactive and collaborative consensus planning. Predictive analytics to enable end-to-end scenario planning across demand and supply. Built-in planning and simulation capabilities enable users to predict performance outcomes of decisions or changes. This allows planners to explore alternate strategies and build consensus on contingency plans before enacting the most effective and profitable decisions. Prescriptive analytics with guided levers resolve demand, supply and business performance exceptions. Prescriptive resolution levers and playbooks are available to help orchestrate consistent business processes and response actions across demand and supply activities. The solution helps identify potential problems and suggests appropriate resolution actions before any material impact to the business. New in-memory workflows increasing planning agility across all manufacturing functions. Forecasting workflows leverage enhanced in-memory computing and Excel to maximize user adoption and information transfer. In-memory workflows also improve scalability, enabling manufacturers to handle larger scenario models with low-memory requirements.

New Mountain Reportedly Solicits Blackstone For Stake In JDA Software

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) is contemplating an offer by New Mountain Capital, LLC that could give Blackstone Group a minority stake in JDA Software Group, Inc., Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the situation. New Mountain last week reached out to Blackstone Group, proposing a $570 million structured financing deal in exchange for preferred stock and equity warrants in JDA Software that would entitle Blackstone Group to a 40% stake in JDA Software and guarantee a return of 7.5%, one of the people said. The person added the deal is contingent on the outcome of JDA’s negotiations with Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). The Wall Street Journal reported this week Honeywell is close to sealing a deal to acquire JDA for about $3 billion, including debt. In soliciting Blackstone as a potential investor in JDA Software, New Mountain is actively exploring a number of options to address the high levels of debt at JDA Software.

Blackstone Offers Alternative To JDA Software Sale To Honeywell

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has been presented with a challenge in its pursuit of JDA Software Group, Inc. after The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) proposed a financing plan as an alternative to a sale, Reuters reported, citing sources in the know. Earlier in August, Reuters reported that Honeywell was in negotiations to acquire JDA Software, majority owned by New Mountain Capital, LLC. As told by the insiders at the time, a deal could value JDA Software at some $3 billion, debt included. However, New Mountain now has an alternative in the form of the deal proposed by Blackstone. It involves what is known as payment-in-kind financing, the coupon to be paid with additional securities, according to some of the sources. Such an arrangement would leave Blackstone with a sizeable minority interest in the business, they added.

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