JDA® Adaptor Designed to Enhance Shopping Experience, Drive Greater Traffic to Stores
Scottsdale, Ariz. – November 16, 2010 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the availability of a tool that allows retailers to share their individual store, product and inventory availability as part of Google’s “local availability” feature. The tool, JDA® Adaptor, delivers complete and correct product information to help shoppers find the products they’re looking for on Google.com and Google Product Search, the company’s shopping search engine. As a result, retailers can differentiate themselves from the competition by making local store and inventory information available online, enabling shoppers to find the products they want locally, when and where they want them.
Developed in close collaboration with Google, JDA Adaptor is designed to work with JDA® Merchandise Management System, a leading host transaction solution that enables retailers to drive sales, margins and cash flow by getting the right products to the right place at the right time. JDA Adaptor is a high-performance, easy-to-use tool that can be implemented quickly and deliver retailers a rapid return on investment. By making local store and inventory information available online it not only allows shoppers to more easily find and purchase local products but gives retailers the ability to compete more effectively with online-only players in the growing cross-channel space.
“JDA is pleased to be among the first companies to implement a tool that allows retailers to share their individual store, product and inventory availability with Google,” said Wayne Usie, JDA senior vice president, retail. “When shoppers can quickly identify specific product information by store location, it not only leads to a simpler, more productive shopping experience, but can also help increase foot traffic and drive sales.”
“To date, online shopping efforts have focused mostly on the small percentage of overall products that are sold online,” said Sameer Samat, Google product director for Shopping. “This holiday season, and going forward, we’re excited to be working with leading retailers and their technology partners, like JDA, to help shoppers find the perfect gift in a store nearby, whether they’re searching from their laptop or their phone.”
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. To learn more, visit www.jda.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.