From left: Vinok Sequeira, Group Vice President- HR, JDA Software India; Salil Joshi, Managing Director , JDA Software, India; Baljit S. Dail, Group Chairman JDA Software and Hamish Brewer, CEO, JDA addressing the media on April 15 2014, soon after the inauguration of the Bangalore Centre of Excellence ( Photo: IndiaTechOnline)
JDA Software moves its Bangalore Centre to a new facility, making it the key resource for cloud ops

Bangalore, April 17, 2014:  Scottsdale (Arizona, US)-headquartered global leader in supply chain, manufacturing and retail solutions, JDA Software  has housed its Bangalore  Centre of Excellence (CoE)  in a brand new facility, making this its largest development centre world-wide.
Inaugurating the new  300,000 square metre  facility that will soon  be  home to 2000 associates, JDA's   CEO Hamish Brewer said   the   Bangalore CoE was a key element of JDA's growth strategy.   “It enables JDA to extend its capabilities in the areas of product development, services, support and technology, thereby providing an enhanced customer experience”, he added, " Thanks to   the innovation flowing from our centres in Bangalore and Hyderabad , JDA is the first company with this depth and breadth on the Cloud in  the Supply Chain space."
JDA Software Group Chairman Baljit S.  Dail  who represents  the principal investor, New Mountain Capital, added that after the  merger with  RedPrairie  last year,  the combined entity was now a one billion dollar company. Gartner has rated JDA a leader in all three areas of their chosen arena -- Supply Chain  planning,  warehouse management and transportation.
Salil Joshi, Managing Director , JDA Software, India,  explained that the India operation  of the company  would be an " an integrated, customer focused, associate centric, global supply chain center of excellence delivering unparalleled value to customers through continuous innovation and best-in-class quality".  The facility holds the eco-friendly LEED Gold certified status, in sync with JDA’s ‘Going Green’ mission.
In India, JDA  grew  and more than doubled its presence here with the 2006 acquisition of  Manugistics and the 2010 acquisition of i2, Joshi added.
India contributed over 70 percent of JDA's  R&D effort; 45 percent of its consultant strength and 90 percent of  its cloud operations, other JDA officials explained on the side lines of the formal inaugural events on April 15.