The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

January 11, 2006 07:00 ET

Descartes' 2006 Global User Group Conference Dates Announced

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Industry Leaders to Share Their Experiences in Using Descartes' Solutions

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DSGX)(TSX:DSG), a leading provider of on-demand delivery management solutions and services for transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail and distribution enterprises, today announced that its 2006 Global User Group Conference will take place at the Buckhead Sheraton in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 21st and 22nd , 2006.

The Global User Group Conference provides Descartes' customers with an opportunity to learn how other companies are improving their business performance using Descartes' solutions; to understand and provide feedback on future product direction; and to network with peers to share best practices. Representatives from industry leaders such as Eastman Kodak Company, CVS Corporation, The Schwan Food Company, Ferrellgas, UBCR, Capital Beverage, Integrated Logistics, Inc. and other key customers plan to participate in a variety of sessions designed to help users of Descartes' solutions and services better understand the strategies, business processes and implementation tactics that these leading customers are employing. The sessions will reveal key experiences and provide solution-specific tips and techniques to help Descartes' customers achieve optimum performance within their own logistics and distribution operations.

"The 2006 Global User Group Conference 's two -day agenda is driven by input received from Descartes' broad customer base," said Tom McHugh, Director of Process and Technology at CVS, and Chair of the Descartes Global User Group Steering Committee. "User experience sessions, roundtables, interactive discussions and networking opportunities will help to unite users and assist attendees in better understanding how to maximize the value they can achieve from their existing and future investments with Descartes."

"We are excited that so many of our customers who are leaders in their respective industries plan to share their knowledge with other Descartes customers," said Chris Jones, Descartes' Executive Vice President of Solutions and Markets. "Descartes is pleased to help facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences for our customers and we look forward to gaining their feedback to help us shape the direction of our product and service offerings."

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About Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand delivery management solutions for transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail and distribution 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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