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JDA's Strategic Shift to Cloud and How It Impacts Your Supply Chain

Published: 04 January 2013

ID: G00246942

Analyst(s): Tim Payne , Amber Salley

Summary

JDA Software Group is embarking on a strategy to try to transform its business to a cloud-based delivery model within the next three to five years. JDA's users should factor in this change when evaluating SCP vendors and technologies to support their evolving business and supply chain needs.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • JDA's shift to cloud follows a trend of new and established software providers moving from on-premises deployments to SaaS and cloud deployments, which will require their users to determine how this shift will affect their supply chain and supporting IT strategies
  • JDA's shelf-connected cloud offering attempts to address the need for a greater integration among manufacturers and retailers, but its current architecture design prevents a wholesale move to true multienterprise process support
  • The integration of JDA's field operations of customer-facing service offerings will support an IT organization's efforts to host an extended supply chain solution on a SaaS platform

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