JDA Software Group, Inc. is an American software and consultancy company (owned by New Mountain Capital), providing supply chain management, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company has more than 4,000 companies as customers in the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. Subsidiary companies include RedPrairie, i2 Technologies, Manugistics, E3, Intactix, and Arthur. James Donald Armstrong in 1993, founded Calgary, Alberta as a Canadian IBM mid-range software provider. In 1985 Armstrong sold the Canadian business and, along with Frederick M. Pakis, formed U.S.-based JDA Software, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. After signing a contract with a Phoenix-based automotive retailer in 1987, all eight JDA employees relocated to the new headquarters in Arizona. After ten years of operation as a privately held firm, JDA became a public corporation on March 15, 1996, re-purchased the original Canadian "JDA" company, and reestablished presence in Canada. In 1998, JDA completed their first major acquisition, the Arthur Retail division, a vendor of planning and allocation software. In April 2000 the company announced the acquisition of Intactix division, a provider space management software for retailers, suppliers and manufacturers with more than 3,000 customers. In September 2001, JDA acquired E3 Corporation, adding 500 customers in retail and wholesale-distribution in 20 countries. JDA acquired Manugistics in July 2006, expanding their product line with supply management, demand management and pricing, and transportation and logistics applications.
Highest paying job titles at JDA Software include Software Engineer, Solution Architect, and Customer Success Manager