Open Sky’s JDA RedPrairie Consultants have an extensive technical background in JDA RedPrairie Software. Our JDA RedPrairie Consultants strive to make sure our clients are happy and getting the most from their investment.
Open Sky’s RedPrairie consultants have seen and worked on a wide variety of configurations and applications. RedPrairie is now part of the JDA Software Group (www.jda.com). It would be impossible to list every single task our experienced team is capable of so if you aren’t seeing what you need here, please contact us.
Audit & Assessment
As an independent integrator with deep technical and functional expertise with JDA RedPrairie Software, Open Sky consultants are well-positioned to deliver a non-biased assessment of your JDA RedPrairie application software and database server. Clients request these assessments for multiple reasons, including:
- Continuous improvement – How can we get more out of our investment?
- Business changes since original configuration – How can we adapt the system to changes?
- System performance or stability – Is the performance of the system less than optimal?
- Trust but verify – Did the original implementer of the solution do what they said they would do?
Sometimes this request for assessment comes during the implementation phase, when the cost of enhancements and modifications starts to get out of control. If it hasn’t already been done, the question has to be asked, “Are we modifying the software to fit a process or modifying a process to fit the software?”
Sometimes after an implementation, there is doubt about the new system’s ability to meet the business needs. And, depending on who drove the implementation, the Gap list (a list of shortcomings of the system) can differ significantly even within two divisions of the same company. This might be due to throughput, stability, performance or a host of other reasons. A third party can audit and assess the implementation and ask the questions that might not have been asked (or were forgotten).
No matter what your reason for needing a JDA RedPrairie Consultant, Open Sky has a proven track record of helping clients who are not fully satisfied to become highly satisfied software users. Our approach to these types of assessments is to take a deep dive into all of the major components that make up your JDA RedPrairie solution and deliver a prioritized list of improvements designed to help you get your system performing the way it should. Our interventions have saved millions of dollars in unnecessary software replacements, not to mention countless hours of frustration.
Systems Architecture Planning
One of the challenges when implementing a best of breed solution like a JDA RedPrairie WMS is how to fit it into the overall enterprise solutions architecture of your company. Open Sky’s consultants have seen many different ways that JDA RedPrairie solutions fit into different companies based on what is most important to a particular organization. Whether it’s having your applications in the cloud, using middleware for integration, choosing the operating system and hardware platform or simply deciding how many environments you might need, Open Sky’s JDA RedPrairie Consultants with their years of practical experience will increase your confidence in your overall plan.
Application & Database Tuning
Does your operation ever get ahead of your JDA RedPrairie WMS? Have your pick lanes ever been idle while the WMS struggled to catch up? The problem might be an inefficient database. The JDA RedPrairie application is very powerful and flexible and can be setup to run on different operating systems and database platforms – and Open Sky has years of experience helping clients to tweak and tune this application and database to optimal performance. Before you invest in more hardware, it might be a good idea to make sure the engines are tuned up and running at peak performance. If you are not yet experiencing these issues, that’s a good thing. It might still be worthwhile to use our RedPrairie Consultants proactively to analyze your database and substantially lower the likelihood of performance problems through preventive maintenance. For some tips on things you can do yourself, see Open Sky’s WMS Efficiency Tips.
Data Archiving & Purging
Many companies struggle with data retention. Some departments will want to access data for years and some regulations require a specific window of data retention – these requirements must be balanced against performance. One of the great aspects of the JDA RedPrairie suite of software is the amount of data available to analyze, dissect and use to assist your organization in making improvements. The flip side of that advantage is that it can create some challenges in terms of system performance when those masses of data produced are not archived or purged at the right levels and intervals. Our experienced JDA RedPrairie consultants can help you determine the right solution for maintaining the health and stability of your data through proper purge and archive processes.
Alerting and Visibility
Most companies benefit greatly from the increased visibility and alerting features that come with best of breed solutions like JDA RedPrairie. Our JDA RedPrairie consultants have helped many clients implement the Event Management Solution (EMS), create web based visibility applications and integrate to best-of-breed dashboard solutions. Open Sky can help you get the most out of your JDA RedPrairie investment by fully leveraging all available alerting and visibility options through the services provided by our JDA RedPrairie consultants.
Vendor compliance is a broad and complicated topic covering everything from EDI messaging to the bar code format that is printed on your shipping labels. Open Sky has helped clients navigate complex and ever-changing vendor compliance requirements and given them the ability to reduce or eliminate chargebacks and maintain high performance levels on vendor scorecards. If your company is just beginning your vendor compliance program, or trying to get a better handle on an already large compliance program, Open Sky’s JDA RedPrairie consultants can help you make sense of it all and bring chargebacks under control.
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The Open Sky Group, LLC is an independent company providing consulting services for RedPrairie Supply Chain Software Solutions and is not affiliated with or endorsed by RedPrairie Corporation, now part of JDA Software Group, Inc. RedPrairie® is a registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc.