JDA Introduces Mobile Alliance Program and New Mobile Applications

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ: JDA Certified Mobile Alliance Program that marks the expansion of JDA’s mobility strategy has been announced. Based on JDA’s industry-leading omni-channel retail and supply chain solutions, the program would allow its alliances to certify mobile applications. The company hopes the move would impart choice and flexibility for customers who would build their own mobile solutions in-house or through JDA alliance partner or the company directly.

The program is a part of JDA’s partner ecosystem strategy where by the partners can develop end user specific apps that syncs with JDA core technology ensuring quick entry into market and extending return on investments. Through JDA’s audit and certification process, the mobile applications would gain JDA’s certification for compatibility that promises joint customers with consistent user experiences and reliability in the long run.

The company also introduced two new mobile applications to its existing mobile extension system. The JDA Buyer intended for JDA Assortment users which enables buyers to capture product images online or offline and quickly take notes, create placeholders at the style or style color level, and sync all data back to the assortment planning process, all from their iOS phone or tablet and the JDA InStock for JDA Demand & Fulfillment and JDA Flowcasting users; bringing data visibility to replenishment planners, managers and directors, preventing costly out-of-stocks by identifying out-of-stock issues early enough to take action and prevent them.

“At JDA, we know and understand the importance of mobility in the enterprise and continue to strengthen our mobile capabilities to arm customers with the visibility, convenience and efficiency mobility offers, because on the go workers need customized applications at their fingertips based on their task, role and use case,” said Paula Natoli, VP, Product Management, JDA. “Mobility no longer stops at the consumer experience; it extends to the enterprise supply chain more and more. Whether it’s a store associate on the floor, a district manager overseeing multiple stores, a buyer, a field sales representative, a category manager, a transportation planner or carrier, or the chief logistics officer, mobility plays a vital role in driving efficiency in managing today’s complex, omni-channel supply chains,” he added.