JDA Software bets on Google Cloud Platform

The supply chain management application provider will build its next-gen cloud applications on top of Google's enterprise cloud.

JDA Software, a supply chain management application provider, said it will deliver its next-gen software as a service offerings via Google Cloud Platform.

The collaboration is a nice win for Google's enterprise cloud ambitions. Many enterprise software players---Infor, Informatica, Pegasystems, Splunk, Microstrategy, Software AG and Tibco---have chosen to build their cloud wares on top of Amazon Web Services.

JDA said the collaboration with JDA and Google will allow the software vendor to deliver future applications faster. JDA said it evaluated other platform as a service providers before betting on Google.

According to JDA, the company is betting its R&D dollars on omnichannel and supply chain efforts. The Google Cloud Platform collaboration will be driven out of JDA Labs in Montreal. JDA, like other enterprise vendors, is looking to connect its cloud services to its on-premise applications and migrate customers to a subscription model.

In a blog post, JDA's John Sarvari, group vice president of technology, said that the company is using Google App Engine and Cloud Dataflow to support its data and analytics modules.

JDA has more than 4,000 customers and specializes in retail supply chain management and forecasting. The company went private in 2012. Here's a look at where it fits in the supply chain landscape.