The award, honored at the annual EMEA event organized by JDA, is a recognition of the work done by Athena during the years, in addition to the contribution given in the definition and development of projects in new and strategic markets.
The awards intended to reward the partners who have distinguished themselves by supporting JDA in the definition and development of new supply chain process projects. Rolf Donslund, JDA’s EMEA Senior Alliance Director, explained that «the awards are a recognition of our strategic partners, those who every day help us to offer to our global customers our best increasingly solutions and services. Our partners’ work is very important for our customers, whether they are retailers, manufacturers of consumer goods or logistics companies, so that they can choose and make the most out of our solutions to confront the challenges posed by an increasingly fast paced world, and hypercompetitive omnichannel».
Throughout the evening, Athena was honored with the ‘Joint Sales Collaboration Partner of the Year EMEA’ award, due to its strong specialization in the JDA’s Category Managament suite, one of its most successfull software suites. Athena‘s skills and experience have been recognised by JDA as determinative in finalising and completing some of the most important projects in new strategic areas such as the Middle East (Shufersal and Super-Pharm), the northern countries (SOK) and, soon, the UK too.
According to Paolo Malucelli, Managing Director of Athena: «to us this award is the recognition of the work we’ve been daily and enthusiastically performing in collaboration with JDA to acquire new clients; that same enthusiasm with which we work at the projects implementation of JDA’s solutions at the permises of the customers and that let the customers improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of their Supply Chain processes. This award also represents a strong incentive to continue our partnership with JDA and to further improve our work, for the satisfaction of our clients, JDA’s, and why not, ours too.»
The other 2016 JDA Partner Award winners are:
– eWave Mobile – Reseller Partner of the Year EMEA;
– Tata Consultancy Services – Manifacturing Consulting Partner of the Year EMEA;
– REPL Group – Retail Consulting Partner of the Year EMEA;
– Phoenix Consulting – Best New Partner of the Year EMEA;
This year’s JDA FocusConnect put the emphasis on the challenges that companies are facing as they seek to balance the digital transformation with increased profitability. This three days event at the Intercontinental London – The O2 in London was an opportunity to gather more than 500 retail and supply chain professionals and to hear directly from the voice of 40 JDA clients how they are facing and winning challenges imposed by an increasingly digitalized market.