In May 2013 Descartes acquired KSD Software Norway AS (“KSD”), a leading Scandinavia-based provider of electronic customs filing solutions for the European Union (“EU”). KSD provided its customers with customs declaration, security filing, transportation management and freight forwarding technology solutions.

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About KSD Software Norway

KSD provided its customers with customs declaration, security filing, transportation management and freight forwarding technology solutions. KSD offered its solutions through its next generation GCT (Global Customs and Transport) platform on both a Software-as-a-Service basis and a deployed model. The GCT platform supports fiscal customs filing in 18 countries and security filings in all 27 EU member states. More than 1,300 customers, primarily based in Scandinavia, use the solutions to improve the efficiency and security of their logistics operations.

Portfolio

The acquisition has strengthened Descartes’ Customs and Regulatory Compliance platform with additional functionality, including additional country specific features. We will guide you to find the former KSD products and services among Descartes’ offering of logistics management applications.

Customs

Our Customs Solutions make it easy to create and send customs-declaration electronically to Customs offices in your local country and/or directly to Customs in other countries. Customs always supports the latest regulations from customs, and can be integrated with ERP-systems to achieve maximal efficiency.

For information about the customs outages, click here.

Transport Administration

Our transport management solutions support your business in simplifying your day-to-day logistics operations. By interfacing with your order management systems (ERP/WMS etc.). Transport Administration takes care of the electronic bookings to the transport companies of your choice (Land, Sea, Air) and produces the relevant documents for your shipments.

Security Filing

Security filing makes things simple for carriers, forwarders or Brokers.

EDI Communication Services

The Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) is the standard for multimodal, inter-enterprise electronic data and document exchange.