JDA WMS (was RedPrairie): How to complicate simple things.
Updated December 21, 2015

JDA WMS (was RedPrairie): How to complicate simple things.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with RedPrairie

It's used across the whole organization and it's supposed to work as a warehouse management system.
  • Directed work.
  • Highly customizable
  • Quite user un-friendly database design; DB table names and column names don't give any clue about their purpose.
  • Data separation is non-effective. This is NOT a software for a 3PL (3rd party logistics company). Multiple clients sharing the same warehouse share tables - such as the Item Master table - without a clear indication of the client's name.
  • Several different tables for ItemMaster, way too complicated.
  • System would reject new Items if the Item Color sent via EDI hasn't been codified before the Item Master upload. That is a problem for fashion clients that create many new color codes every season.
  • Software requires SERVER reboot for every new change in order for the change to be effective. Unacceptable when many clients are on the same server and on a distributed organization.
  • Slower implementation / conversion
  • Decreased productivity
  • Highly increased implementation costs
  • ILS and SCALE
I did not select RedPrairie and I would have not selected it if I was the one making the decision.
This software doesn't seem the right choice for a 3rd party logistics company with several clients sharing the same warehouses. It is not the right choice for fashion companies that create thousands of new Items and color codes every season. I don't know scenarios where this software can be well suited.