JDA Software Group, Scottsdale, Ariz., announced a collaboration with Google to deliver JDA’s next-generation, cloud-based omni-channel and supply chain solutions via Google Cloud Platform,a public cloud offering. Through this collaboration, Google will provide a uniquely scalable and flexible technology platform via the cloud to support JDA’s future application development and delivery.

“Google Cloud Platform offers the unparalleled speed, performance, scalability and reliability we need to launch truly differentiated solutions. After thoroughly evaluating potential platform as a service (PaaS) providers, JDA chose to work with Google due to its unsurpassed technology platform, investments and deep culture of innovation,” says Serge Massicotte, executive vice president and chief technology officer at JDA Software.

Google Cloud Platform initiatives will be developed out of the JDA Labs in Montreal, Canada. JDA Labs is a research and development group committed to delivering patents, best practices and entirely new products to the market.JDA’s work with Google also complements JDA’s newly announced FLEX platform strategy, which connects JDA’s existing cloud-based and on-premise solutions with next-generation solutions built on Google Cloud Platform.

“With thousands of successful customers, including 21 customers named as part of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015, JDA has clearly established its leadership in delivering world-class retail and supply chain solutions,” adds Massicotte. “To maintain and expand that leadership, JDA is focused on developing new innovative products and services that will truly change the supply chain landscape. By working with Google—an established innovation leader—JDA will concentrate on working with our customers to co-develop these ground-breaking solutions with Google Cloud Platform, providing an unmatched foundation. It’s a huge win-win for JDA customers, who will benefit from best-in-class solutions, delivered rapidly, from two proven market leaders working together.”

"We're thrilled that JDA has chosen to work with Google Cloud Platform to develop their next generation of products and services that will change the supply chain landscape," says Dan Powers, director, Google Cloud Platform. "The supply chain and omni-channel industry is ripe to benefit from the innovation, scale and flexibility of our public cloud offering, and by betting on Google, JDA can now focus on creating high-impact business solutions while quickly adapting to meet customer needs."