JDA, Microsoft Partner on Data-Driven Cloud Solutions
JDA Software is partnering with Microsoft to build SaaS solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This will accelerate the delivery of JDA’s Autonomous Supply Chain through cloud platform capabilities.
The partnership is another step for JDA’s innovation initiatives to develop more cognitive, connected solutions that power digital transformations and create competitive advantage for its customers. This comes on the heels of the company’s recent acquisition of Blue Yonder, an artificial intelligence and machine learning solution for retail and supply chain.
“JDA’s supply chain solutions provide a faster response to demand signals from consumers, cognitive insights, and intelligent decisions based on edge sensors. Microsoft Azure will fuel our ongoing SaaS momentum as JDA applications deliver seamless customer experiences across cloud, on-premise, and edge solutions,” said Girish Rishi, chief executive officer, JDA. “Our strategic partnership with Microsoft accelerates JDA‘s mission as the supply chain platform company, enabling our broad ecosystem of joint partners and developers to further leverage our AI/ML-based solutions.”
“Microsoft Azure is driving new levels of organizational productivity and intelligent data-driven experiences, making it the ideal platform to bring JDA’s vision of an Autonomous Supply Chain to life,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Microsoft Cloud + AI Group. “The powerful combination of JDA’s proven applications with Azure will empower customers to take advantage of real-time insights for smarter business decisions and profitable business growth.”
Joining forces with Microsoft for go-to-market and the development of forthcoming JDA SaaS solutions on the Azure platform will reap a number of immediate benefits to JDA’s more than 4,000 customers, including:
- Accelerating JDA’s SaaS solutions roadmap including those next generation solutions built on JDA Luminate, JDA’s next generation cognitive, connected supply chain platform
- JDA customers can tap into Microsoft’s large global footprint and global alliances network, while leveraging Azure’s large compliance portfolio, embedded security, enterprise-grade service level agreements, and industry-leading support.
- The companies will join forces to drive digital transformations across key verticals such as retail, manufacturing and logistics with their combined solution portfolios.
- JDA’s supply chain and retail solutions complement Microsoft’s enterprise business application solutions and will now serve as the cornerstone to Microsoft’s supply chain practice offerings.
“This partnership between established, trusted providers, uniting cloud services via Microsoft Azure, and supply chain via JDA addresses a gap in the supply chain ecosystem as cloud becomes a prerequisite for enterprises today as they embark on their digital supply chain transformations,” said Victoria Brown, research manager, IDC. “Cloud-based supply chain deployments account for only about 40 percent of deployments today, and this new, trusted partnership could send that on an upward trajectory quite quickly.”