The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

June 05, 2007 07:00 ET

LBMX Extends Technology Alliance With Descartes

Group Solution Provider Renews Logistics Messaging Relationship to Drive Value for its Customers

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX), a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, today announced that LBMX Inc. has renewed its subscription to the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (GLN) for logistics messaging.

LBMX provides group solutions - including electronic data interchange (EDI) services for buying groups, purchasing co-operatives, franchisors and their members - and has been using the Descartes GLN since 2004 to provide seamless connectivity between its customers and trading partners. LBMX renewed its subscription with Descartes since the company offered the most comprehensive messaging and connectivity service to meet its needs.

"LBMX will continue to expand over the next several years and Descartes is an important component of our growth plans." said Ian Gray, President of LBMX. "We also expect to grow our customer base beyond the current industries and geographic markets we currently serve. Descartes provides us with the support and services we require to effectively connect trading partners for value added network (VAN) based EDI communications, regardless of market sector or global location."

Descartes' GLN is one of the world's largest multimodal networks of transportation providers and their customers. It facilitates the interchange of logistics information and provides value-added application services that leverage this information to help enterprises standardize business processes and streamline their logistics operations. In addition to providing messaging services, the Descartes GLN helps companies better manage their logistics book-to-bill process, track inventory, meet regulatory requirements, optimize fleet performance, and effectively communicate with their logistics partners. Over 5,000 connected companies currently manage their shipments over the network.

"LBMX is focused on providing its customers with comprehensive solutions to interact seamlessly with their extended networks of partners and suppliers," said Scott Sangster, Vice President, Global Logistics Network at Descartes. "LBMX's continued use of the GLN reinforces the value Descartes delivers in facilitating the interchange of logistics information and helping streamline shipping operations."

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

About LBMX

LBMX is a leading provider of group solutions with a focus on buying groups, purchasing co-operatives, franchisors and their members. These solutions comprise rebate and purchase analysis software, member electronic document delivery and complete EDI services to assist members and groups to connect to suppliers. In addition, LBMX provides creative outsourced EDI solutions for enterprises of all sizes allowing them to electronically connect with their customers and suppliers in a cost effective manner. These solutions span the full range of EDI services, including LBMX Document Centres, which makes exchanging documents with even the smallest customers and suppliers easy, secure and affordable.

Based on LBMX's "many to many" technology, LBMX solutions are helping to connect over 1200 suppliers, retailers, buying groups and member locations in North America resulting in more than 50,000 trading relationships. Formed in 2000, LBMX Inc. is a Canadian company based in London, Ontario. Additional information is available at

This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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