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Continental Airlines Completes Implementation of JDA Solutions

Dépèche transmise le 8 mars 2011 par Business Wire

Continental Airlines Completes Implementation of JDA Solutions

Continental Airlines Completes Implementation of JDA Solutions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that Continental Airlines has completed its implementation of JDA® Cargo Revenue Optimizer and related solutions that will further enable Continental to maximize demand visibility, capacity management and revenue opportunities within its cargo operations.

“Continental Airlines has been a JDA customer since 1999, and over the years we have increased our revenue by millions of dollars by implementing JDA solutions in our cargo operations”

The implementation occurred in two phases. First, Continental implemented JDA® Demand to upgrade its existing demand forecasting capabilities, realizing a 10 percent improvement in forecast accuracy which resulted in significantly increased revenues. In the second phase, Continental implemented JDA’s Cargo Revenue Optimizer.

As a result of this project, Continental can maximize profit margins for daily shipments, make intelligent capacity decisions based on short-term demand, and provide its booking agents with greater visibility into up-sell opportunities. Further, the company has the capability to evaluate bookings and respond with optimal rates and availability across its cargo operations on a real-time basis.

“Continental Airlines has been a JDA customer since 1999, and over the years we have increased our revenue by millions of dollars by implementing JDA solutions in our cargo operations,” said Ed O’Meara, Managing Director of Cargo Revenue Management, Continental. “We viewed the opportunity to upgrade our solutions in the areas of demand forecasting and revenue optimization as a chance to expand our partnership with JDA — and realize even greater benefits and return on investment.”

“JDA Cargo Revenue Optimizer and related solutions are designed to provide large carriers like Continental with the ability to make profitable decisions across their global operations. By understanding short-term demand at a very detailed level, Continental’s planners and booking agents can maximize their available space and revenues by retaining more profitable cargo bookings, reducing order rejections based on economics and capacity, and enabling agents to strategically up-sell when there is available space,” said Andy Archer, Regional Vice President, Pricing and Revenue Management Group, JDA Software. “We are delighted to offer even greater value to Continental by upgrading our solutions in this area.”

About Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines, Inc. is the fifth largest U.S. airline, serving more than 135 U.S. destinations and another 135 abroad from hubs in Cleveland, Houston, Newark and Guam. Continental has almost 350 jets and more than 250 regional aircraft, carrying passengers, cargo and mail throughout the world. In September 2010, Continental Airlines merged with United Airlines to form the world’s largest carrier. Its parent company, United Continental Holdings, Inc., has more than 80,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit continental.com.

About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options, delivered via the JDA® Private Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more, visit www.jda.com or e-mail info@jda.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “can,” “will,” “ensure,” “help,” “enable” and “expect” and other words with forward-looking connotations. In this press release, such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, comments that JDA’s solutions can maximize profit margins for its customers. The occurrence of future events may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (a) our solutions may not perform exactly as we anticipate; (b) there may be implementation and integration problems associated with our solutions; and (c) other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information relating to the uncertainty affecting our business is contained in our filings with the SEC. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. JDA is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

“JDA” is a trademark or registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc.

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