The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

March 29, 2006 07:00 ET

Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment Selects Descartes Transportation Manager

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2006) -

Consumer lawn equipment manufacturer adopts Descartes' software-as-a service offering to help automate the processing of freight bills

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX), a leading provider of on-demand, software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery management solutions and services for transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail distribution and service provider enterprises, today announced that Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment, a manufacturer of consumer lawn equipment, has selected Descartes Transportation Manager™, a hosted transportation management solution, to accelerate the processing and payment of invoices from its key community of contract carriers.

"We evaluated the Descartes solution after a recommendation from one of our carriers, and found it to be a natural fit for our business needs," said Steve Charles, National Traffic and Logistics Manager, Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment. "The Descartes Global Logistics Network™, with its large community of trucking companies, provided a straightforward way to get connected and process freight invoices quickly and affordably. Descartes' software-as-a-service offering and transaction-based pricing are ideal for our business."

"Providing companies like Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment with comprehensive, reliable and cost-effective logistics messaging services, combined with focused high-value solutions such as Descartes Transportation Manager, is what we do best," said Edward Ryan, General Manager of Descartes' Global Logistics Network. "The Descartes Global Logistics Network gives Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment an immediate opportunity to streamline its audit and payment cycle because many of their carriers are already connected to our network."

About the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN)

The Descartes Global Logistics Network is a multimodal network of transportation and logistics services providers and their customers that facilitates the exchange of logistics information and provides services that leverage that information. It is one of the world's largest logistics networks with more than 1,600 ground carriers, 450 third party logistics/freight forwarders, 30 ocean carriers, 85 air carriers and a total of over 35,000 logistics messaging partnerships. The Descartes GLN helps numerous companies better manage their logistics book-to-bill process, track inventory, meet regulatory requirements, optimize fleet performance, and effectively communicate with their logistics partners.

About Country Home Products

Based in Vermont, Country Home Products manufactures and sells high quality lawn and garden equipment that make outdoor work easier and more enjoyable. For more information, visit or

About Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand, software-as-a-service delivery management solutions for transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail, distribution and service provider enterprises. Descartes delivers trading partner connectivity and document exchange, route planning, wireless dispatch, rate management, inventory and asset visibility, transportation management and warehouse optimization solutions for industries such as retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and third-party logistics. Descartes offers solutions that can be deployed as traditional applications or as a service to help customers optimize and gain real-time control of their inventory, logistics assets and mobile workforce. Descartes solutions are used by more than 2,500 customers in over 60 countries. For more information, visit

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