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Chain-wide Revenue Optimization Solutions
Carlson Partners with JDA to Drive Value for its Franchisees
with Next Generation Revenue Optimization Capabilities
|Scottsdale, Ariz. – April 17, 2007 – JDA®
Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: JDAS) today announced it has signed a
ground- breaking agreement with Carlson Hotels Worldwide to implement a
cutting edge Revenue
Optimization platform to increase asset value and profitability for
Carlson franchisees. The first phase of the implementation enables Carlson
to develop strong forecasting capability using JDA
software, driving optimized rates and higher revenues at its more than
900 properties. Carlson operates in 71 countries under the brands Regent
Hotels & Resorts; Radisson Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza® Hotels
& Resorts, Country Inns & Suitessm; and Park Inn ®.
“Carlson is taking the lead in chain-wide Revenue Optimization for its franchisees by partnering with the most experienced revenue management company in our industry,” said Yvonne La Penotiere, president of Carlson Hotels Worldwide – The Americas. “We identified the most effective way of delivering revenue optimization and selected JDA Software Group to implement it.”
Investing in Revenue Optimization is part of Carlson’s strategic future development plan to drive greater profitability for its operators, she added.
Carlson tapped JDA because of its industry-leading forecasting solution,
JDA Demand, and its broad, cross-industry revenue optimization and forecasting
experience, both of which will benefit Carlson’s operators. JDA provides
revenue optimization and demand forecasting solutions to leading companies,
such as Continental Airlines Cargo, DHL and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.
Within hospitality, Omni Hotels and several of the industry’s largest hotel
franchise chains have implemented JDA’s revenue management solutions.
Carlson is taking a multi-phased approach to its Revenue Optimization
implementation. In Phase One the company will provide accurate property-specific
demand forecasting to each of its hotels, enabling them to capitalize on
brand strengths and property characteristics.
Before selecting JDA, Carlson analyzed the industry and found many chains were failing to realize the benefits of Revenue Management because they lacked strong forecasting capabilities. Carlson worked with JDA to identify a way to deploy Revenue Optimization to its operators that is more effective in optimizing property performance.
Jim Rozell, leading Carlson’s Revenue Optimization team added, “Starting with an industry-leading forecasting capability, Carlson will implement franchise Revenue Optimization more effectively than any other hotel company. JDA understands this discipline better than any other provider.”
About Carlson Hotels Worldwide
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is the enduring demand and supply chain partner to the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and suppliers, helping more than 5,500 customers in more than 60 countries realize real demand chain results. JDA has solidified a unique marketplace position, in that only JDA can offer a complete vertically-focused solution with the depth and breadth of capabilities necessary to enable the Customer-Driven Value Chain. JDA software solutions enable high-performance business process optimization and execution to achieve a connected view of the customer from raw materials flowing into production to end-consumer products at the shelf. With offices in major cities around the world, JDA employs the industry’s most experienced supply and demand chain experts to develop, deliver and support its solutions. For more information, visit www.jda.com, email email@example.com or call 1-800-479-7382.
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 “will,” and “expect” and other words with forward-looking connotations. In this press release, such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Mr. Archer’s remarks regarding the prospective success of the Carlson project, Mr. Rozell’s comments regarding Carlson’s ability to implement Revenue Optimization more effectively than any other hotel company, and other comments concerning the future use of JDA’s solutions, and the prospective benefits of using our software . The occurrence of future events may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the risk that not all users will be able to implement or use our software successfully, the risk that Carlson may not achieve the anticipated results from using our solutions, and 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.
JDA Investor Relations
Sheila S. Blackwell
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