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J.D. Edwards Leverages Phenomenal Growth in the Automotive Market Segment; Joint Product Enhancements to Deliver Automotive Supplier Compliance with OEM Requirements

From FOCUS 2001 - J.D. Edwards, a leading provider of agile, collaborative commerce solutions to automotive suppliers, is experiencing tremendous growth in its automotive market segment, over 70% in the last year. The upcoming Demand Scheduling & Shipping and release accounting enhancements, incorporating J.D. Edwards’ technology, extend the capabilities of its automotive solution, delivering a complete, integrated solution to automotive suppliers.

Andersen, a worldwide leader in providing solutions to the automotive industry, is J.D. Edwards’ preferred implementation partner for automotive industry solutions. The two companies are collaborating to design and develop these extended solutions - with strong support from joint customers - and implement them at automotive manufacturing and supplier clients.

"This Joint Development Agreement for the automotive market is a true win for the industry," said Les Wyatt, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, J.D. Edwards. "Andersen’s industry reputation is unmatched, and J.D. Edwards’ ability to easily link to external systems over the Web delivers a value proposition that no other relationship can match - specifically, supplier compliance by integrating OEM requirements within a collaborative environment."

"The real winners here are the automotive suppliers," said Steve C. Rider, partner, Andersen. "Andersen’s experience in addressing the requirements and needs of the automotive industry is hard earned through client engagements. As other high-volume, fast-paced industries move to this automotive supply chain model, Andersen and J.D. Edwards are in prime position to provide solutions."

"J.D. Edwards is one of the only large ERP companies to tackle the complicated but critical world of automotive release accounting," said Kevin Prouty, analyst, AMR Research. "Having Andersen involved, with its experience in automotive manufacturing implementations, once again gives larger automotive suppliers hope that there is an ERP solution out there for them."

JOINT SOLUTION DESCRIPTION

J.D. Edwards’ Demand Scheduling & Shipping automotive solution provides a flexible and powerful tool for collaboration with OEM’s. Combined with the Synapz Eclipz product (Future Three) this enhancement fulfils the need for release accounting functionality. The J.D. Edwards/Andersen automotive solution is the vehicle for providing compliance with OEM standards and is an industry best practice for supply chain collaboration. Demand Scheduling & Shipping will provide J.D. Edwards/Andersen’s customers with an advanced and complete industry offering. The J.D. Edwards/Andersen Automotive solution delivers:

- Automotive supplier compliance with OEM requirements

- Tight integration into OneWorld® processes

- Extended solution capability

- Transmitted demand management

- Compliance with shipping package container requirements

- Advanced shipping notice capability

- CUM calculation and tracking

- EDI translations (via Future Three)

Demand Scheduling & Shipping will be developed using the OneWorld tool set, and is projected for general release later in 2002.

About Anderson

Andersen is a global leader in professional services. It provides integrated solutions that draw on diverse and deep competencies in consulting, assurance, tax, corporate finance, and in some countries, legal services. Andersen employs 85,000 people in 84 countries. Andersen is frequently rated among the best places to work by leading publications around the world. It is also consistently ranked first in client satisfaction in independent surveys. Andersen has enjoyed uninterrupted growth since its founding in 1913. Its 2000 revenues totalled US$8.4 billion. Learn more at http://www.andersen.com.

About Quest, J.D. Edwards User Group

The mission of Quest, J.D. Edwards Users Group, is to maximise value to the global J.D. Edwards community. As the independent, global user group serving the J.D. Edwards community, Quest provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and solutions and influence software development. Through special interest groups, Q&A magazine, local and regional user support, the FOCUS user conference and global outreach, Quest fosters collaboration and communication among the J.D. Edwards community. QuestDirect, Quest’s electronic collaboration tool and website information source, allows the entire community to interact via a web-based interface. Users can select what information they want, and when and where they receive it.

For more information about Quest visit QuestDirect at http://www.questdirect.org.

About FOCUS 2001

FOCUS 2001 is Quest’s premier annual event and J.D. Edwards’ user group conference, where users and invited guests can interact with and learn from peers, J.D. Edwards product developers, business partners and third party vendors and service providers.

About J.D. Edwards

J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy. The Company’s open solutions give organisations the freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase competitive advantage. Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at http://www.jdedwards.com or at +44 (0)118 909 1700.

Copyright© J.D. Edwards World Source Company, 2001. J.D. Edwards is a registered trademark of J.D. Edwards & Company. The names of all other products and services of J.D. Edwards used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of J.D. Edwards World Source Company. All other product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The historical results stated above are not necessarily indicative of the results of any future period.

For further information contact:

Trevor Salomon
J.D. Edwards
+44 (0)118 909 1700
trevor_salomon@jdedwards.com

Vicki Entwistle/Nishma Shah
The Weber Group Europe
+44 (0)20 7240 6189
ventwistle@webergroup.co.uk

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