Scottsdale, Ariz. – April 29, 2010 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that FOCUS 2010, JDA Software’s annual conference, will feature more than 270 thought-provoking sessions — including over 100 customer-led sessions — on solutions from across the entire JDA family of acquired brands including i2, Manugistics, E3, Intactix and Arthur. FOCUS 2010 is this year’s must-attend event for professionals who are serious about positively impacting their bottom lines through innovative supply chain, merchandising and pricing solutions and services. JDA’s 20th-annual global conference will be held May 16-19 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The theme for FOCUS 2010 — Anticipate. Plan. Deliver. — not only expresses the scope of JDA’s comprehensive, end-to-end supply chain solutions and services offering, but also emphasizes the value of collaborating across the supply chain to better anticipate, plan and deliver in today’s challenging economy.
20th-Annual FOCUS to Deliver Cutting-Edge Content for Today’s Challenging Economic Climate
At FOCUS 2010, attendees will have access to an unparalleled range of merchandising, pricing and supply chain knowledge from those who know it best: JDA customers and solutions experts. Learn JDA’s vision for the future following the recent acquisition of i2 Technologies and how the addition of its best-in-class supply chain solutions and services makes JDA the world’s most comprehensive supply chain software company. Beyond the 100 customer-led presentations, attendees can participate in the more than 40 Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and over 190 content-rich, product-focused breakouts sessions, 18 super sessions, 13 hands-on workshops and endless opportunities for networking.
Companies presenting at the conference span the discrete and process manufacturing, transportation, retail and wholesale distribution industries from the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. A sample of the companies presenting at this year’s conference include: Anheuser-Busch, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s FAS, Coca-Cola, Compass Group, Dell, Del Monte Foods, Essar Steel Ltd India, Frito-Lay, General Motors, Honeywell Aerospace, Hyundai, Jo-Ann Stores, LG Electronics, Lowe’s Companies, Macy’s, Marvell Semiconductor, Michelin, PepsiCo, PetSmart, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee Corporation, Staples, Sun Products, Target, Texas Instruments, Tyson Foods and more. Industry thought-leaders presenting at the conference include Oliver Wight Americas, Franklin Covey, NCR Corporation, Quandrant Software and RPE to name a few.
Keynotes will be delivered by JDA President and CEO Hamish Brewer, and best-selling authors Steve Farber and Dr. Robert Kriegel. Brewer will offer a “state of the company” address outlining JDA’s strengths, industry leadership and domain expertise. Farber, the author of “Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson in Leadership,” will talk with attendees about how leadership ultimately has nothing to do with a title on a business card or position on an organization chart, but who you are and what you do to change things for the better, regardless of your place within your company. Kriegel, the author of “If It Ain’t Broke…Break it!” will share strategies for keeping ahead of change and how to create new opportunities by breaking out of old mindsets.
The Innovation Zone: Delivering Innovation through JDA and Industry-Leading Solution Providers
FOCUS 2010 will also feature an Innovation Zone, where conference attendees can network, schedule one-on-one meetings with partners and JDA solution experts, as well as gain additional knowledge of leading solutions and services. Attendees can spend time with industry-leading solutions providers as they demonstrate the latest innovations that maximize the value of their JDA investment. Key sponsors of FOCUS 2010 include RPE, this year’s gold sponsor, along with the following silver-level sponsors: Accenture, Capgemini, Columbus Consulting, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM Business Analytics, Intel Corporation, NCR Corporation, Strategix Enterprise Technology, TATA Consulting Services, Transaction Tree and Wipro. Additional sponsors include AVE Investments, CHAINalytics, Copia Mobile, Gladson Interactive Services, Hypercom Corporation, IntelliChief LLC, ISD Corporation, MEB Consulting, Oliver Wight, Plan4Demand Solutions, Planalytics Inc, Planscape Technologies, ROCE Partners, Shift 4 Secure Payment Processing, SOTI.net, Tender Retail Systems, TD Tech, Toshiba and Vaco Supply Chain Solutions.
Still Time to Register
Companies can leverage industry best practices, learn how to optimize every link in their supply chain and discover ways to achieve quantifiable business results through supply chain improvements at FOCUS 2010. To register today and to learn more about the wealth of innovative and timely content at FOCUS 2010, please visit www.jda.com/focus.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is a leading global provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. For more information about JDA, please visit www.jda.com, e-mail email@example.com or follow JDASoftware on Twitter.
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