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JDA Software Group, Inc. Selects Layered Technologies as

Layered Tech Chosen for its Hosting Expertise, Flexibility and Superior Facilities

PLANO, Texas – May 18, 2010 – Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading worldwide provider of on-demand and cloud computing IT infrastructure, today announced that it has signed an agreement with JDA Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, to provide dedicated hosting, storage, virtualization and managed services. JDA will consolidate hosting from three data centers with Layered Tech, which will eventually provide and manage the infrastructure that powers the supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions relied upon by JDA’s more than 6,000 customers.

 

“After acquiring i2 Technologies, JDA decided to find a hosting provider that could grow with us and provide the flexibility that our customers need. Layered Tech’s enterprise experience and superior facilities made moving our infrastructure to Layered Tech a logical choice,” said Joe King, group vice president of Managed Services, JDA Software Group, Inc. “Layered Tech has the capabilities and the capital required to build and manage the core infrastructure that JDA needs.”

 

JDA has created a comprehensive Managed Services solution designed to accelerate the global adoption of our market-leading supply chain, merchandising and pricing solutions. The collaborative relationship with Layered Tech is a key element to the rapidly emerging success of this strategy,” added Hamish Brewer, president and CEO, JDA Software Group, Inc. “By providing a globally scalable, cloud-computing platform, JDA can offer its customers extreme flexibility and dramatically lower costs of ownership supporting our continuing vision to drive distinctive value for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and wholesale-distribution companies.”

 

“Layered Tech is excited to create a fully managed and dedicated hosting environment for JDA Software Group, Inc. We can support customers of JDA’s size and complexity because we have the infrastructure, technical know-how and financial strength to deliver on their unique set of requirements,” said Todd Abrams, president and founder of Layered Tech. “Our flexibility and enterprise-grade facilities enable us to scale from a smaller 50-seat license JDA customer to its Fortune 100 clients that have extensive supply chain needs.”

 

About JDA Software Group

JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is a leading global provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. For more information about JDA, please visit www.jda.com, e-mail [email protected] or follow JDASoftware on Twitter.

 

About Layered Technologies

Layered Technologies is a leading global provider of managed dedicated hosting, on-demand virtualization/cloud computing and Web services. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables customers to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs while focusing on core business issues. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications including e-commerce and software as a service (SaaS). Our clients range from leading-edge Web 2.0 startups, successful mid-sized enterprises and some of the world’s largest consultancy and integration firms. For more information about Layered Technologies, please visit www.LayeredTech.com or call 1-866-584-6784.

 

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 “can,” “will,” “ensure,” “help,” “enable” and “expect” and other words with forward-looking connotations. In this press release, such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Mr. Brewer’s remarks that providing a cloud-computing platform can lower costs for customers. The occurrence of future events may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (a) our offerings and solutions may not perform exactly as we anticipate; (b) there may be implementation and integration problems associated with our offerings and solutions; and (c) 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.

 

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