The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

November 01, 2005 07:00 ET

Descartes Unveils Updated Website Highlighting New Suites of Integrated Solutions

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Re-branded Products Reflect Descartes' Focus on Customers

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 unveiled an updated website at highlighting its new suite of integrated solutions targeted to the needs of transportation and logistics services providers, and manufacturer, retailers and distributors. Descartes' website includes the re-branded Global Logistics Network™ (GLN) services suite for transportation and logistics services provider, and Descartes' Delivery Management™ suite for manufacturers, retailers and distributors.

"These changes reinforce our focus on providing technology and services specifically focused to our customer groups," said Arthur Mesher, CEO of Descartes. "Descartes customers can take advantage of our unified platform for application and network solutions and address their own particular industry and business requirements."

The Global Logistics Network services suite helps transportation and logistics services providers better manage their book-to-bill process, optimize fleet performance, integrate their logistics partners and provide their own customers with value-added logistics technology services. The cornerstone of the suite is the Global Logistics Network - one of the world's largest multimodal networks of transportation providers, their trading partners and regulatory agencies.

The Descartes Delivery Management suite helps manufacturers, retailers and distributors to reduce logistics costs and decrease lead-time variability for their global shipments and regional operations. In addition, the suite helps companies efficiently use logistics assets while arming the customer service departments of private fleets and contract carriers with information about the location, availability and scheduling of vehicles to better serve clients. Descartes' Delivery Management suite is differentiated by its ability to combine planning, execution, messaging services and performance management into an integrated solution.

As part of the branding changes, the routing and scheduling and logistics messaging solutions have been re-branded to better reflect the enhanced solution integration enabled by the Logistics Network Operating System™ (LNOS) architecture. Descartes' former "Roadshow" and "Fleetwise" products are now branded "Descartes Routing & Scheduling" and are part of the overall Descartes Delivery Management suite. Also, Descartes' logistics messaging services, formerly delivered under different brand names such as "Tradevision" and "Transettlements", are converging under the Global Logistics Network brand.

"Our new, simplified branding reflects the successful integration of our solutions through our enhanced LNOS architecture," said Chris Jones, Descartes' Executive Vice President, Solutions and Markets. "While our customers will see new product names, our commitment to delivering leading logistics technology solutions for all our customers remains unchanged."

About the Logistics Network Operating System (LNOS)

LNOS is Descartes' unifying architecture that enables the deployment of Descartes solutions as a service or on-site by customers. The architecture is component- and service-oriented, scaling from desktop deployment to multi-enterprise hosted services. Unlike traditional application architectures, LNOS is designed to work across organizations and enterprises because it can provide sophisticated, flexible security and service. LNOS is a solution platform and a message-based architecture that integrates Descartes' technology applications and the GLN into a single logistics environment.

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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