The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

March 21, 2007 07:00 ET

Descartes Unveils New Integrated Logistics Management Solutions at User Group Conference

ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2007) - Descartes Evolution 2007 User Group Conference--Descartes Systems Group(TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX), a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, unveiled new solutions designed to empower customers to manage end-to-end logistics business processes.

The series of offerings, leveraging various existing products and services as well as new products acquired by Descartes over the past year, are comprised of component-based applications integrated to deliver comprehensive capabilities to logistics intensive organizations. An example of the new solutions is the combination of customs compliance messaging and Descartes' wireless capabilities to provide truck carriers with real-time clearance status for international border crossings. Another example is a new solution to integrate logistics messaging and planning for delivery, merchandisers and sales organizations for direct store delivery enterprises.

"While each of our feature-rich, component-based applications deliver specific functionality required by organizations with transportation needs, the latest release takes the solutions to a new level by ensuring seamless interoperability and integration between the applications to deliver some of the most comprehensive, end-to-end logistics solutions available in the market today," said Chris Jones, Executive Vice President of Solutions and Services at Descartes.

The core Descartes components included in the integrated solutions have also been enhanced for further scalability and performance to enable use by different sizes of organizations addressing both simple and complex business processes.

"We are leveraging our core components to continue to broaden the capabilities available to deliver results to our customers," said Arthur Mesher, CEO at Descartes. "Our solutions are a foundation for improving the productivity and performance of logistics-intensive business processes. Our customers continue to look to us for leading standards-based logistics solutions like the ones we have unveiled today."

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX), a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions, is delivering results across the globe today for organizations that operate logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' logistics management solutions combine a multi-modal network, the Descartes Global Logistics Network, with component-based 'nano' sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, "book-to-bill" services for contract carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. These solutions and services help Descartes' customers reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven and improve pick up and delivery reliability. Our hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies. The company has over 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. For more information, visit

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