JDA Software Launches Intactix pro/floor at FMI's 2000 Supermarket Industry Convention.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2000
Closes the Gap between Space and Category Management,
Links Merchandising to Floor Planning
JDA(R) Software Group Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) announced today that it is launching its new Intactix merchandising modeling software, pro/floor(TM), for analyzing fixture, space, and performance data of products, at the Food Marketing Institute's 2000 Supermarket Industry Convention and Educational Exposition, May 7 through 9, 2000.
Running on Microsoft Windows '95, 98 and NT, pro/floor connects the data, the software systems and the people driving the processes of floor, space and category planning to maximize profitable category and product locations.
"Retailers and manufacturers face a multitude of challenges as they deal with limited floor and shelf space and multiple product assortments for multiple store formats, layouts and categories," said Kevin Stadler, JDA vice president and managing director of JDA-Intactix.
"We've designed pro/floor to help efficiently address these challenges, whether based on a top-down financial plan or shelf-level product demand."
Pro/floor: Retail Floor and Category Optimization
Specifically tailored for retailers who analyze and plan product category size and adjacencies as well as for manufacturers, who analyze destination categories, pro/floor can help users maximize the position, performance and layout of product categories.
Used together with Intactix flagship space management solution, pro/space(TM), pro/floor can link buyers, space and category planners, merchandisers, and floor planning engineers through a seamless software environment designed to enhance the decision-making processes pertaining to each area of expertise.
Highlights include the following:
-- Enhanced merchandising capability. Using pro/floor, users can
create planogram(a) projects that encompass entire aisles,
departments, or stores for comprehensive analysis and
reporting. They can also use pro/floor's merchandising
controls, which are available in three dimensions, to provide
more control over how product fixtures and sections are
merchandised throughout the store. (a)Planograms are
computer-generated, virtual representations of products as
they are placed in retail shelf sets or fixtures.
-- Comprehensive analytics and reporting: Pro/floor gives users
complete reporting control over an entire store system,
individual stores, or individual floor plans. They can use
pro/floor to print planograms straight from layout designs and
incorporate various views with reports and charts into
complete store packages.
-- CAD Compatibility: Pro/floor is designed to work with
floorplan drawings, which are used by architectural engineers
in planning the interior layouts of stores. Pro/floor imports
CAD files as traceable templates for space and
category-oriented floor planning, and it also allows users to
export the work they've done in pro/floor back to the
engineering department. This means pro/floor users can rely on
the expertise of engineers who work with software like AutoCAD
and/or MicroStation for the store's architectural layout
without having to perform merchandising work in a CAD-based
-- State-of-the-art, 3D visualization: Pro/floor gives users true
3D walk-through visualization via the latest Microsoft DirectX
technology. They can use it to move through the floor plans
they create and view the virtual representations of the
products and fixtures they have placed on the floor.
More About pro/space
Designed to integrate with the existing and future JDA Intactix suite of merchandising solutions, pro/space is a software application for analyzing fixture, space, and performance data of products. It enables creation and maintenance of multiple planogram projects and delivers cross-planogram analysis.
It expands merchandising activities with multidimensional positioning capabilities and its 3-D visualization and delivers innovative fixture types (curved rods, polygonal shelves and more) to meet real-world needs.
The software's architecture supports advanced 3-D graphics, project planogram clusters, and relational database integration, among other features. It provides new productivity possibilities and unrivaled integration capacity with its state-of-the-art automation architecture.
About JDA Software
JDA Software Group Inc. is the leading global provider of integrated software products and professional services with more than 4,100 retail and manufacturing clients in over 50 countries.
Designed for multi-channel companies with physical, virtual and catalog operations, JDA's e-retail solutions include merchandising, planning, space management, allocation and decision support systems; warehouse management and logistics systems; point-of-sale and back-office in-store systems; and such dynamic B2C and B2B applications as Internet Portals and the industry's first integrated commercial e-commerce solution.
Founded in 1985, JDA employs approximately 1,100 associates operating from 26 offices worldwide. With headquarters in Scottsdale, the company has offices in major cities throughout the United States as well as internationally in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia.
For more information, refer to JDA's Web site at http://www.jda.com.
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such factors are described from time to time in SEC reports filed by the company.
"JDA" is a registered trademark of JDA Software Group. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name "JDA" is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group. All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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