Blue Yonder SC and CM to AWS for CPG

Workload migration of Blue Yonder Supply Chain and Category Management applications to AWS

Blue Yonder, formerly JDA, is the market leader for retail, CPG, and distribution supply chain planning software. Previously on-premise in a perpetual model, they've shifted to be a SaaS-first offering on Azure. With a dominant market share, customers must either lag in upgrade to maintain on-premise architecture, migrate to Azure with support by Blue Yonder, or begin a costly and disruptive search for a new software provider to power their critical supply chain and retail planning functions.

Plantensive is the largest and one of the longest-standing Blue Yonder partners in the market. As such, they have supported on premise and private cloud hosted clients for 6+ years. With AWS, clients can migrate their application to the cloud and receive ongoing technical, functional application, and database support from Plantensive. Plantensive has technical and business consulting staff to manage the application with or without ISV support and maintenance and will also manage the client's AWS environments and DB maintenance.



Global Availability


Extend application lifecycle

Provides additional years of lifecycle to allow time to evaluate new vendors or business models

Maintain independence

Prevention from becoming reliant on BY for all application changes in production

Open integration

Flexibility to extend the application. AWS can host multiple applications with direct DB connection

Value-added applications

Partner-developed bolt-on applications to maximize business benefit

  • How it works
  • Plantensive's consulting offer includes implementing, optimizing, and hosting Blue Yonder supply chain and category management applications. Engagements range from technical "lift and shift" to AWS with client IT support to fully managed support services by Plantensive, including database maintenance and batch monitoring.

    Use cases for CPG and retail customers include: 

    1. Supply chain solutions, including Blue Yonder supply chain planning suite applications (SCOP), demand bundle and individual components, fulfillment, enterprise supply planning, inventory optimization, sequencing, network strategist, and factory planner.

    2. Blue Yonder category management solutions, including space planning, space planning plus, floor planning, assortment optimization, planogram generator, floor space generator, open access, and category knowledge base.

    Plantensive offers a full suite of service offerings, including project planning, migration services, technical configuration, application modernization, as well as change management to adapt to any new business processes enabled. Plantensive’s unique hosting capabilities allow them to support both the live and testing production environments.

    Additional services often include version upgrade, functional enhancements, training, and consulting support.

  • Key activities
  • Select hosting configuration

    Determine whether the client IT will manage in AWS or if Plantensive will offer full managed services

    Assess provisioning needs

    Considerations include database size, compute resources necessary, batch runtime, availability, and SLAs

    Declare timing of migration

    Align business, IT, and consulting & cloud to the project plan for migration

    Decide support scope

    Consider whether Plantensive will provide additional value-added services like bolt-on applications or support

    Ongoing run/operate

    Engage in regular monitoring and feedback cadence with Plantensive services

  • Customer contribution
  • BYOL

    Bring your perpetual license to BY and/or Oracle DB

    IT alignment

    Customer alignment on scope of support services. Most opt for Plantensive management on AWS

  • About this consultant
  • Plantensive, a MorganFranklin company, is a supply chain and retail planning solutions provider to many of the Fortune 500 and mid-market companies across the CPG, distribution, manufacturing, and retail industries. Plantensive provides end-to-end supply chain solutions and proven tools to accelerate value by building, implementing and optimizing dynamic, reliable supply chain solutions aligned with business strategies. Plantensive is an AWS select tier partner and Blue Yonder top implementation partner. Plantensive is part of the Solution Provider Program (SPP) and ISV Workload Migration Program (WMP).

    MorganFranklin consulting is a management advisory firm that works with leading businesses to address critical finance, technology, supply chain, and business objectives. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with regional offices in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. 

    The firm supports clients across the globe. For more information visit:

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Blue Yonder AWS validated qualifications, customer references, and office locations.

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Blue Yonder has demonstrated deep AWS technical expertise and proven customer success.

Case Study

Executive Plantensive optimizes supply chain planning for Norwex with Blue Yonder hosted on AWS

Blog Post

CPG Partner Conversations: Managing Global Supply Chains into the Future with Plantensive

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