JDA Software releases fleet management solution

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JDA Software Group, Inc., announced the general release of its JDA Fleet Management solution, powered by Manugistics, a Transportation & Logistics Management
software application designed to provide integrated enterprise transportation planning, robust asset management, route optimization and master delivery schedule creation.

In addition, JDA is now a certified OEM partner for ESRI ArcGIS Network Analysis and TeleAtlas digital map content. The newly enhanced version of JDA’s Fleet Management solution embeds ESRI’s ArcGIS Network Analyst, a geographic information system (GIS) and analysis toolset that enables users to build more efficient and environmentally-friendly distribution networks. It also provides seamless integration with Tele Atlas Multinet and DynaMap
digital map and logistics data.

“We are pleased to be the solution a market leader like JDA chooses to keep its customers competitive in today’s tough business environment,” says Eric Maier, senior commercial business sales manager, ESRI. JDA Fleet Management uses a constraint-based optimization approach to create detailed work plans to manage fleets based on shipment requirements. Its goal is to lower freight costs and maximize asset utilization, while maintaining delivery
schedules and high levels of customer service.

The addition of ESRI’s ArcGIS Network Analyst provides accurate distance calculation and travel path analysis to create optimized routes across the entire distribution network. It also enables users to dynamically model travel path conditions, taking into account such real-world constraints as turn restrictions, speed limits, height restrictions and traffic
conditions at different times of day.

Integration with ESRI’s ArcGIS Network Analyst is “plug and play” and allows not only a rapid implementation and deployment of the JDA Fleet Management solution, but allows users to respond faster and more efficiently to changes in their business and distribution network thereafter, the company says.