The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

March 09, 2005 07:00 ET

Industry Leaders Unite To Steer Descartes Forward


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FOR: THE DESCARTES SYSTEMS GROUP INC.

TSX SYMBOL: DSG
NASDAQ SYMBOL: DSGX

MARCH 9, 2005 - 07:00 ET

Industry Leaders Unite To Steer Descartes Forward

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 9, 2005) -

Descartes Announces 2005 Steering Committee for Global User Group

The Descartes Systems Group Inc., (Nasdaq:DSGX)(TSX:DSG), a leading
provider of on-demand technology and services that help distribution and
logistics sensitive organizations deliver, today announced the 2005
Steering Committee for its Global User Group.

The Steering Committee is a communications liaison between Descartes and
the general membership of the Global User Group. Composed of
representatives of Descartes' more than 2,500 customers, the Global User
Group is a forum to enable productive education and communication about
the use, implementation and development of Descartes' products and
services. The Steering Committee members for 2005 are:

- Roxana Ahmed, Eastman Kodak Company

- Mike Bammer, CVS Corporation

- Mike Booke, The Schwan Food Company

- Steve Ferro, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.

- Lou Grech-Cumbo, UBCR, a subsidiary of Tomra North America, Inc.

- James Kagawa, Kintetsu World Express, Inc.

- Tom McHugh, CVS Corporation

- Joseph Mylie, Integrated Logistics, Inc.

- Kevin Pedemonte, Capital Coors

- Laura Phillips, Ocado Limited

"The User Group is pleased with the focus of the new Descartes on
customer satisfaction. We are excited about the opportunity to provide
feedback on Descartes' market-leading solutions that are developed and
deployed on the new Logistics Network Operating System," noted Mike
Booke, Director of Strategy and Planning, The Schwan Food Company.

"The Steering Committee will strive to build a solid foundation upon
which Descartes' global user community can communicate," said Tom
McHugh, Director of Process and Technology at CVS Corporation. "We
believe that the insight of the individual members of the Global User
Group will help Descartes develop technology for the benefit of the
Global User Group as a whole."

"Our key to growth is delivering results to our market-leading
customers, and leveraging their success, cooperation and reference to
win our next customer. We would like to thank each member of the
Steering Committee for their dedication, industry leading insight, time
and commitment to help Descartes grow," said Arthur Mesher, Descartes'
CEO. "We look forward to working with each member of the Steering
Committee to facilitate an active Global User Group that is metrics
driven and focused on delivering superior results to our customers."

About Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (Nasdaq:DSGX)(TSX:DSG) is a leading
provider of on-demand technology and services that help distribution and
logistics sensitive organizations deliver. By enabling companies to
efficiently and effectively manage the delivery of goods, Descartes'
products and services help reduce costs, save time and enhance customer
satisfaction. Descartes delivers trading partner connectivity and
document exchange, route planning, wireless dispatch, inventory and
asset visibility, transportation management and warehouse optimization
solutions for industries such as retail, consumer goods, manufacturing,
transportation, distribution and third-party logistics. These solutions
help customers optimize and gain real-time control of their inventory,
logistics assets and mobile workforce. Descartes' products and services
are used by more than 2,500 customers in over 60 countries. For more
information, visit www.descartes.com.

All registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned in this release are
the property of their respective owners.

This release contains forward-looking statements that relate to
Descartes' product and service functionality and performance, potential
benefits derived therefrom in general and by specific customers,
Descartes' competitive position and other matters that may constitute
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause
the actual results, performance or achievements of Descartes to differ
materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements
implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but
are not limited to, the factors discussed in the section entitled, "Risk
Factors" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions
across Canada.

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