WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Werner Global Logistics U.S., LLC. (WGL), a subsidiary of Werner Enterprises, is using the Descartes OneView™ Customs House Broker solution to run its U.S. customs house brokerage operations. The solution helps WGL streamline its customs house brokerage operations by using a single platform for customs brokerage services along with Advanced Manifest System (AMS) and Importer Security Filing (ISF) services.
"To offer the high level of service that we provide to our customers and support the growth of our business, we needed a robust, scalable customs house brokerage solution that could be deployed quickly and integrate within Werner's global TMS platform," said Dave Brenneman, Senior Director of Operations at WGL. "Descartes' team of customs experts were able to integrate the new system, provide training and help make us more productive and efficient within the first month."
The Descartes OneView Customs House Broker solution is an enterprise-class application with end-to-end capabilities to manage U.S. brokerage requirements, from entry preparation and filing through to accounting. It was developed with advanced Message Queue (MQ) capabilities and a direct link to U.S. Customs and Border Protection so users can easily receive responses and customs status messages to manage by exception.
The solution is template-driven to facilitate ease-of-use and leverage existing data. Information entered into Descartes' security filing solutions such as ISF and AMS also populate brokerage transactions in Descartes OneView Customs House Broker solution to help improve productivity and eliminate additional data entry. By implementing Descartes OneView, customers like Werner can share the data common to customs operations and security filings to improve operational efficiency and reduce submission errors.
"We're thrilled to extend our relationship with WGL and help them to provide the best service possible to their customers," said Scott Sangster, Vice President Global Logistics Network at Descartes. "We believe that leading logistics companies, such as Werner Global Logistics U.S. LLC., want not only solutions with world-class capabilities, but also the experienced resources to help them accelerate time-to-value and improve operational efficiency."
About Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. International services are provided through Werner's domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol "WERN". For further information about Werner, visit the Company's website at www.werner.com
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 147,000 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 multimodal 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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