Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software) is the proven leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) driven supply chain and retail solutions for 4,000 of the world’s leading retail, manufacturing and logistics companies. Blue Yonder enables an Autonomous Supply ChainTM by connecting its cognitive SaaS solutions from end-to-end — across planning, execution and delivery — with a broad partner ecosystem, empowering customers to better predict and shape demand, transform their product delivery and deliver outstanding customer experiences. Blue Yonder’s world-class client brands include 75 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs.
In 2010, New Mountain identified RedPrairie – one of the three global leaders in the supply chain software space, focused on supply chain execution solutions – as part of a multi-year, proactive “deep dive” in the software sector, building upon the firm’s prior work and experience with Deltek, Inc. in Fund II. As a result of New Mountain’s proactive industry efforts, the firm had developed a network of management, banking, and advisory relationships which enabled the team to work with RedPrairie and to acquire the Company outside of an auction process. In December 2012, with the support of RedPrairie’s board and management, RedPrairie merged with JDA Software (branded as Blue Yonder today), another of the three global supply chain software leaders but with a focus on retail merchandising and supply chain planning solutions. The combination created the end-to-end, “super best of breed” provider in the supply chain space, and the company today has the broadest and most advanced suite of software solutions and services across supply chain planning and execution and retail planning and merchandising.