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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dr Pepper Snapple Group "Ready for Any Size Planogram Project" with JDA Planogram Generator

 Scottsdale, Ariz. – May 26, 2009 JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, one of the largest beverage companies in North America with $5.7 billion in sales, is in production with JDA® Planogram Generator and winning new business as a result of its innovative capabilities. JDA's Category Management solution enables Dr Pepper Snapple Group to mass produce store-specific planograms for any sized retail customer, thus the company is increasing its retail partnerships and making current accounts more strategic by adjusting for seasonality and changing consumer demand faster than its competitors.

"We are ready to take on any sized planogram project for even the largest tier-one retailers with JDA Planogram Generator," said John Williams, director, category management, Dr Pepper Snapple Group. "While our past process would take as much as 600 hours and require 10 people to support, we now have a fully automated process that takes about 40 hours to generate an equivalent number of planograms. JDA's solution accounts for bottler and fixture complexities, scales to an unlimited planogram quantity and leaves no room for human error, which saves our retail team at a minimum three weeks that they can now put towards higher-value projects."

"Instead of setting our retail customers' planograms once per year, we can perform resets twice a year or even more, which many of our competitors just can't handle," Williams added.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is using JDA Planogram Generator to produce massive quantities of highly detailed planograms for its 50-plus brands that include Dr Pepper, Snapple, 7UP, Mott's and Canada Dry. Since JDA's solution incorporates attributes such as user-defined merchandising rules, fixtures, assortment and performance data, Dr Pepper Snapple Group can quickly adjust product placement based on shopper insights and shifting preferences across stores to more effectively manage categories and increase profitability. 

"Dr Pepper Snapple Group has reached a whole new level of competitive advantage in serving its customers and helping them better harness changes in consumer demand," said David Johnston, senior vice president of manufacturing and wholesale distribution, JDA Software. "We're thrilled to have the company leverage JDA's Planogram Generator in its fast-paced industry to generate market specific planograms for 1000's of stores with unmatched speed. Dr Pepper Snapple Group is now in a terrific position to take on more categories, make its current accounts more strategic and offer an industry-leading space management program that surpasses the requirements of the world's largest retailers."

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Receives Recognition at JDA FOCUS

With the support of JDA Category Management solutions, Dr Pepper Snapple Group rates itself as being in the Top 1 percent of all consumer product goods companies in the area of space technology, process and methodology. JDA recently honored Dr Pepper Snapple Group for "Best in Collaboration" with its customer TravelCenters of America at the JDA FOCUS 2009 annual user conference. The companies' collaborative program is also supported by JDA® Space Planning, JDA® Space Automation, and JDA® Intactix Knowledge Base solutions. The following are real results the companies have achieved with the support of JDA:

§         Maintained a 2 to 3 percent growth in sales while competitors' sales declined by 4 to 6 percent

  • Decreased inventory levels by 7 to 9 percent
  • Improved in-stock position by more than 4 percent
  • Maintained a 99.5 percent in-stock average, which far exceeds all other chain categories

For more information on the JDA's Category Management solutions, including JDA Planogram Generator, visit

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

            Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is one of the largest beverage companies in the Americas. We manufacture, market and distribute more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, ready to drink teas, mixers and other premium beverages across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Our diverse portfolio includes Dr Pepper, Snapple, 7UP, Mott's, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, Peñafiel, Squirt, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T Mixers, Rose's, Yoo-hoo and other consumer favorites.

About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is the world's leading supply chain solutions provider, helping companies optimize operations and improve profitability. JDA drives business efficiency for its global customer base of more than 5,800 retailers, manufacturers, wholesaler-distributors and services industries companies through deep domain expertise and innovative solutions. JDA's combination of unmatched services, together with its integrated yet modular solutions for merchandising, supply chain planning and execution and revenue management, leverage the strong heritage and knowledge capital of market leaders including Manugistics, E3, Intactix and Arthur. When supply chain results matter, companies turn to JDA.

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