JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced that it is has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant dedicated to Merchandise Assortment Management Applications. JDA also received the highest score across all three Use Cases in the accompanying “Critical Capabilities for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications.”
With this most recent “Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications (MAMA)” recognition, JDA is the only company named a leader in all five Gartner Magic Quadrants covering supply chain and retail merchandising solutions, inclusive of the January 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)” the March 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS),” the January 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS),” and the April 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Systems of Differentiation (SOD).”
JDA believes it is uniquely positioned to help companies capitalize on the digital transformation affecting today’s supply chain with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and analytics.
Gartner’s MAMA Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. In the Merchandise Assortment Management Applications Leaders’ Quadrant, JDA has been placed the furthest along the completeness of vision axis. JDA believes this positioning along the completeness of vision axis is a testament to the innovation behind the unique JDA Retail.Me solution. JDA Retail.me reinvents retail planning from the ground up, replacing clunky, complex spreadsheets with simple, highly visual, online shopping-like workspaces that enable users to think like their customers shop as they’re planning.
JDA demonstrates innovation which is one of the criteria for inclusion in the Gartner MAMA Magic Quadrant in part through JDA Labs, a dedicated research and development group within JDA committed to delivering patentable innovations, best practices and new products to the market. Staffed by data scientists, user experience researchers and cutting edge software developers, JDA Labs uses the latest machine learning and visualization techniques to deliver an advanced, innovative solution to retailers. JDA Retail.me was born out of JDA Labs, and has been designed and built for Google Cloud Platform, delivering the flexibility and ease of access required in today’s fast-paced, volatile, always-on retail environment.
General availability of the first JDA Retail.me deliverable, JDA Retail.me Assortment Planning - introduced in mid-2016 - enables planners to align product selection with customer preferences, while maximizing sales, margin and inventory productivity by aligning purchase plans, ranging and inventory placement with expected local demand through intelligent, data science scoring. With a reinvented user experience, JDA Retail.me Assortment Planning offers a new retail planning paradigm hat starts with the customer and replaces today’s intuition-based spreadsheets with low touch, data science intelligence, and a user experience akin to online shopping, all powered by a highly responsive Google Cloud Platform.
“We feel the fact that Gartner has positioned JDA as a Leader the Gartner MAMA Magic Quadrant is a testament to the paradigm shift we are driving in retail planning, as JDA Retail.me truly revolutionizes the way retailers plan their stores in today’s ‘me commerce’ age,” said Anand Medepalli, vice president of retail planning product strategy, JDA. “We are the first in the market to offer such a revolutionary retail planning solution that gives planners an online shopping-like workspace that enable users to think like their customers shop as they’re planning, directly addressing and exceeding - the expectations of today’s omni-channel customer, users and the retail operating model. We are pleased with our positioning in this Magic Quadrant and receiving the highest scores in the Critical Capabilities report, and will continue to deliver applications as part of JDA Retail.me in coming quarters.”
1 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications, Robert Hetu September 01, 2016
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About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA Software (jda.com) is the leading provider of seamless supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors. Our unmatched solution portfolio enables our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve visibility so they can deliver on customer promises every time. More than 4,000 global customers run JDA, including 78 of the top 100 retailers, 78 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 3PLs. With JDA, you can plan to deliver.
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