WATERLOO, Ontario, January 22, 2008 — Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced the launch of its enhanced route management solutions with extensive location-based service (LBS) capabilities.
The enhanced LBS technology is being applied across Descartes' Delivery Management Suite of route management solutions and includes new mapping capabilities that leverage expanded road data, historical traffic patterns, real-time traffic information and point-of-interest attributes that are now available in the market. The solutions also have enhanced image quality and rendering speed, enhanced geocoding speed and accuracy, support for larger geographic areas and expanded route optimization related attributes. These advanced capabilities are already being used by over 30 Descartes on-demand route management customers.
"Our customers' needs for accurate location information, combined with the technological and content advances of LBS, are reshaping the future of routing solutions. We saw a tremendous opportunity to offer additional value to our customers with the advances in mapping technology and content that are rapidly coming to market," said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President, Applications Engineering at Descartes. "We are providing our customers with more robust route planning, execution and mobile wireless solutions through better modeling of real-world conditions, more representative display and more real-time data."
"The enhanced route management solution delivers significantly improved map content, greater planning fidelity and improved map rendering speeds for Descartes on-demand route management solutions," said Stephen Tallevi, General Manager of Grocery Gateway. "Descartes was able to integrate the new mapping technology seamlessly without interrupting our operations."
Companies considering Descartes' enhanced route management solutions can contact Descartes at [email protected] or 1-416-741-2838 ext 298. Descartes will also be demonstrating its new LBS capabilities at the Descartes at the Descartes Global User Group Conference, April 14th – 16th 2008 at the JW Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta. For more information on the annual user group conference, visit www.descartes.com/usergroup.
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.
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Nicole German Coulter
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Descartes Systems Group
250 Ferrand Drive, Suite 1501
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 3G8
Toll free: 1-877-227-6883
Tel: 416-741-2838 ext 298
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