JBS USA Selects SignalDemand EnterpriseOptimizer for Predictive Analytics and Optimization SignalDemand Identifies Differentiated Offerings for Beef Division of World's Largest Protein Producer

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SignalDemand today announced that JBS USA, LLC, a leading protein processor and wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world's largest protein producer, has selected SignalDemand's EnterpriseOptimizer™ to assist its Beef division.  The JBS USA Beef sales organization will use EnterpriseOptimizer to respond quickly to changing market conditions and identify win-win opportunities for their customers.

"Our goal is to earn the trust of our customers in the US beef industry and one important step in that direction is to provide our team with best-in-class tools like EnterpriseOptimizer," said Bill Rupp, president of the JBS USA Beef Division.  "The insight provided by SignalDemand's forward looking decision support tools will enable us to better partner with our customers, identifying and delivering differentiated offers that will ultimately provide more value to the consumer."

With EnterpriseOptimizer, JBS will combine the best of advanced mathematical modeling with expert market experience to optimize performance and reduce risk.  SignalDemand's patented models will help JBS better manage commodity prices, optimize perishable inventory to reduce fire sales, and respond quickly to changing demand.  With SignalDemand, the JBS sales organization can begin their negotiations grounded in a common set of facts, helping the discussion go well beyond price to create more win-win opportunities.

"We are very excited that an industry leading organization such as JBS has selected SignalDemand to optimize their business performance," said Mike Neal, CEO and founder of SignalDemand.  "By adding this bold and game-changing organization to our customer list, we gain a great new partner that will help us to continually evolve our solutions."

About JBS USA, LLC

JBS USA is a leading processor of beef and pork in the United States and the number one processor of beef in Australia in terms of daily slaughtering capacity.  The Company processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, processed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to customers in over 60 countries on six continents.  The Company is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world's largest protein producer.  

About SignalDemand

SignalDemand provides predictive analytics and optimization for commodity based value chains. Through on-demand software and services, SignalDemand delivers real-time recommendations to help make complex price, mix, supply and purchasing decisions across products, customers, channels and suppliers.

SignalDemand's recognition includes being named a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in Manufacturing" Report and was the only on-demand pricing company recognized by JMP Securities' "Hot 100" list of private companies. Companies such as Wal-Mart, Cargill, ConAgra, JBS, Sobeys, Sysco, Teys Brothers, BJs, Farmland Foods and Hormel rely on SignalDemand for immediate and ongoing improvement of financial performance.  For more information, please visit www.signaldemand.com.

*SignalDemand is a registered trademark of SignalDemand.

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