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JDA Software Appoints Wayne Usie to Senior Vice President of the Americas and Fred Baumann to Vice President of Collabor

(PresseBox) (, ) JDA Software Appoints Wayne Usie to Senior Vice President of the Americas and Fred Baumann to Vice President of Collaborative Solutions

New Positions Support JDA’s Commitment to Improve Client Service

Scottsdale, Ariz. - March 27 2003 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Wayne J. Usie, formerly JDA’s senior vice president of product development, to senior vice president of the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Latin America. Additionally, the company promoted Fred Baumann from senior director to vice president of collaborative solutions.

According to JDA President, Hamish Brewer, Usie’s and Baumann’s new positions further strengthen JDA’s commitment to its Customer Value Program (CVP). “In order to improve the quality and consistency of our clients’ experience, we must have the right leadership in place,” commented Brewer. “Both Wayne and Fred are proven leaders who are well qualified to ensure that our clients achieve maximum ROI by realizing their goals on a timelier, more cost effective basis.”

Usie to Oversee JDA’s Largest Region

As a technology innovator and former retail executive, Usie, who will report to Brewer, is uniquely positioned to lead the charge of developing and strengthening relationships with JDA’s valued clients in the Company’s largest region. Since joining JDA in January 2001, Usie led the development efforts behind two major synchronized releases of the JDA Portfolio® products, including the integration of applications and business processes. He also launched JDA’s strategy to transition Portfolio solutions to Microsoft .NET to deliver more functional and flexible applications to clients in less time and at a lower total cost of ownership.
Prior to joining JDA, Usie served as vice president of information technology at Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a $4.1 billion publicly traded mass merchant discount retailer. While at Family Dollar, Usie led a sizeable development team on the successful implementation and management of several large-scale packaged systems and internally developed applications that supported over 4,000 retail locations and six distribution centers at the time of his employment.

Prior to Family Dollar, Usie served as vice president and chief financial and information officer at a New Orleans, LA-based retailer as well as president and CEO of International Networking and Computer Consultants, Inc.

Baumann Serves as JDA’s “Voice of Collaboration”

Since joining JDA as part of the Company’s acquisition of the E3 Corporation in September 2001, Baumann has played an integral role in launching JDA’s Collaborative Solutions offering and driving JDA’s trading community strategies. In his new role, Baumann is responsible for ensuring the worldwide growth of JDA’s collaborative business and will continue to influence the development of industry standards. Baumann will report to Usie.

In 1998, Baumann helped develop the CPFR® guidelines for the Voluntary Inter-industry Commerce Standards Association (VICS). Today he holds the strategic position as co-leader of the VICS CPFR Replenishment sub-team and is an advisory board member of the CPFR industry subcommittee. A frequent speaker at supply chain collaboration conferences, Baumann is often quoted in supply chain periodicals, and is a contributor in the upcoming book, “Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment” authored by Dr. Dirk Seifert, formerly a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School.

Previously, Baumann spent seven years in various roles at The Pillsbury Company such as sales, category management and value chain. He was also responsible for initiating the Company’s collaborative inventory program with a leading tier one mass merchandise retailer and executing numerous value chain strategies.

About JDA Software Group, Inc.

With more than 4,600 retail, wholesale and manufacturing clients in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is the global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,200 associates operating from 29 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more details, visit , call 1-800-479-RETAIL (7382) or email .

We do not believe this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Nevertheless, if remarks in this press release are considered to be ``forward-looking'' or to have forward-looking implications (such as any implication that our migration to the .net platform will be successful or that our collaborative business will continue to grow) we would remind our investors and prospective investors that future events may involve risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties that may affect our business include the problems associated with moving a software suite to a new platform and the danger that clients may not adopt a collaborative model or may select competitors’ collaborative offerings. Other risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the ``Risks Factors'' section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. We undertake no obligation to update information in this release.

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JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: JDAS) bietet Komplettlösungen für die Optimierung von Handelsprozessen. Das JDA-Portfolio® umfasst Warenwirtschafts-, Filial- und umfangreiche Analyse-Systeme. Die internetfähigen Lösungen werden in über 60 Ländern branchenübergreifend von mehr als 4.600 Kunden aus Handel und Industrie genutzt. Multi-Channel Unternehmen können ebenfalls vom Einsatz der Lösungen profitieren. JDA Software verbessert sowohl unternehmensinterne Arbeitsabläufe sowie externe Abstimmungsprozesse. JDA beschäftigt über 1.200 Mitarbeiter, verteilt auf über 32 Niederlassungen in Großstädten in den USA, Südamerika, Europa, Asien und Australien. Mehr Information erhältlich unter, oder Email an

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