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Monday, December 08, 2008

Puregold Price Club Further Invests in JDA Software to Support Long-Term Growth Initiatives

Local Retailer Expects to Increase Competitive Advantage with JDA’s Merchandise Operations and Space & Category Management Solutions

MANILA--JDA Software Group, Inc. announced that Puregold Price Club Inc., a leading general merchandise retailer in the Philippines , has extended its investment in JDA Software’s Merchandise Operations and Space & Category Management suites with the selection of JDA Space Planning and JDA Floor Planning and the acquisition of additional software licenses for JDA’s Merchandise Management System.

Puregold has used MMS for five years and continues to invest in the solution to support its long-term strategic growth plans. MMS integrates and distributes data throughout Puregold’s organization, supporting its core-inventory control, cost and price management, purchase order management, and automated replenishment and allocation of products.

“We have the ability to make more informed and timely decisions, respond rapidly to changes in the competitive environment and monitor store-level activity with the support of JDA’s Merchandise Management System,” explained Ruel Magat, senior IT manager for systems, Puregold. “It is a pivotal investment in helping us achieve operational efficiencies and support our strategic growth initiatives.”

JDA’s Space Planning and Floor Planning solutions will enable the retailer to further increase its competitive advantage and maximize profit margins.

“We expect to further reduce stockouts, streamline workflow and decision-making, and improve our planogram consistency and accuracy with the use of JDA’s Space & Category Management solutions,” said Bong Balcos, senior IT manager for technical & operations, Puregold.

Stephen McNulty, JDA regional vice president, Asia Pacific, said, “Retailers are implementing category management solutions as a key strategy to increase competitiveness and drive profitability in today’s tough economic climate. JDA’s innovative solutions enable retailers like Puregold to fulfill the ultimate goal of assortment optimization by tailoring specific assortments to consumers’ needs through improved clustering techniques and store-specific category management decision support tools, achieving true precision merchandising.”


About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. is focused on helping companies realize real supply chain and revenue management results – fast. JDA Software delivers integrated merchandising as well as supply chain and revenue management planning, execution, and optimization solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain and services industries. Through its industry-leading solutions, leading manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and services companies around the world are growing their businesses with greater predictability and more profitably.

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