WATERLOO, Ontario - May 6, 2008 - Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, granted its 2008 Customer Excellence and Innovation Awards at its Global User Group Conference in Atlanta on April 14 to 16, 2008.

Descartes Customer Excellence and Innovation Awards recognize Descartes customers and partners for specific initiatives using Descartes' solutions. The annual awards recognize innovative Descartes customers and partners who are driving value for their business using Descartes' leading logistics solutions.

"At Descartes, we work in partnership with our customers to innovate, operationalize technology and service our customers helping them to improve productivity and performance of their logistics operations," said Arthur Mesher, CEO of Descartes. "We strive to deliver high quality service and support and use our unique methodology to help ensure our customers' success. These awards are symbolic of the strong alliance between Descartes and our customers and partners."

2008 Customer Excellence and Innovation Award winners include:

Company Award
Alliance Imaging Excellence and Innovation for Operations
Transformation with the Descartes
Delivery Management Suite
Crate and Barrel Excellence and Innovation for Customer
Service Crate & Barrel
American Airlines Cargo Excellence and Innovation for Electronics
Air Bookings Adoption
Concord Transportation Excellence and Innovation for Customs
Compliance Adoption
DHL Excellence and Innovation for Successful
Use of Multiple Products
Hitachi Excellence and Innovation for Innovative
Routing Systems Informatica Excellence and Innovation for Reseller
Award for Quality & Service
CVS/pharmacy Excellence & Innovation for Individual User
Leggett and Platt Excellence and Innovation for

For more information about Descartes user group visit: http://www.descartes.com/events/user_group/index.html

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, shipment management services to help manage third party 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 more than 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. For more information, visit www.descartes.com.

For more information contact:
Nicole German
Descartes Systems Group
1-416-741-2838 ext. 298
[email protected]

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