WATERLOO, Ontario, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Total Customs Services is successfully using Descartes' cloud-based Canadian Customs Brokerage solution to improve shipment management, customs filing, security compliance, accounting, and customer service operations. The solution also enables Total Customs Services to effectively collaborate with customers to electronically transmit the advance importer data required by the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Advance Commercial Information (ACI) eManifest program.

"During the 15 years that we've been in business, Total Customs Services has continually strived to be a preferred trade expert and logistics provider for any company needing innovative, cost-effective and integrated supply chain solutions," said David Nemiroff, Chief Operations Officer at Total Customs Services. "Descartes provides us with all of the capabilities we need to run best-in-class operations and the ability to scale as our business grows."

Descartes' cloud-based Canadian Customs Brokerage solution is an enterprise-class application that handles the functions that a customs broker, freight forwarder or self-filing importer uses to manage their operations. These functions include shipment management, accounting, financial reports, document imaging, e-billing, and tools for tracking, reporting and data entry. The solution leverages the power of Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN), which enables brokers to seamlessly connect electronically to shippers, carriers and regulatory authorities around the world. To improve filing accuracy and customer responsiveness, Descartes is providing Total Customs Solutions with an easy-to-configure, user friendly, web-based collaboration platform to share with its customers to jointly complete and view eManifest filings.

"Increasing regulatory requirements, such as the CBSA's eManifest program, and shippers' demand for faster response times and increased visibility are driving customs brokers to adopt cloud-based solutions that allow them to better collaborate with their customers," said Eric Bossdorf, Vice President — Global Logistics Network at Descartes. "We're pleased that our comprehensive brokerage solution helps organizations, like Total Customs Services, better manage the movement of goods across borders, ensure fiscal and security compliance, and provide better overall customer service."

About Total Customs Services

Total Customs Services is an industry leading customs broker. Specializing in Canadian customs clearance and consulting we are able to provide a concierge style service to our clients and act as their personal resource for everything customs related. Compared to the industry average we are a small company, and this gives us the advantage of being able to provide a personal and efficient service to our clients. Despite our small size we have a wealth of experience and also employee the latest technologies. Through our systems and networks we are able to clear any goods at any port at any time in both the US and Canada quickly and efficiently. Our headquarters are in Montreal, Qc and we have branch offices in Toronto and Owen Sound. To learn more visit ( www.totalcustoms.ca ).

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 146,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com .

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