FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Frank E. Miller, CCS, Director of Logistics for W.S. Badcock, a top 100 furniture retailer, will present the customer keynote address at Descartes' Global User & Partner Conference, Evolution 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 14th, 2012.

Mr. Miller is an industry advocate and veteran with over 20 years of transportation, logistics, and supply chain experience. He recently testified before a United States Congressional Oversight Committee on behalf of W.S. Badcock Corporation and the National Retail Federation regarding the impact of the recent hours of service changes on the retail sector. His keynote presentation will cover the investment and implementation cycle for advanced transportation solutions and how to best overcome cultural hurdles often encountered when implementing new technology across organizations.

Evolution 2012 is the premier event where Descartes' users and partners from around the world come together to meet with other members of the Descartes Community. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the breadth of Descartes solutions that can improve the productivity, performance and security of their logistics operations. Participants can also gain insight on technology and industry trends, share best practices with peers, and provide input on product development plans. The program will include case study presentations and topical discussions with speakers and panelists from A.N. Deringer, Big E Transportation, Ferguson Enterprises, F.H. Kaysing, John S. James Co., U.S. Customs & Border Protection, and others. Descartes' United by Design partners ExtenData, MobileFrame, and SAP are also scheduled to present.

"This conference is an event developed for the Descartes community by members of the community," said Art Mesher, Chairman and CEO of Descartes. "We would like to thank our Global User Group Steering Committee comprised of representatives from A. Duie Pyle, American Hotel Register, Delta Cargo, Integrated Logistics, SEKO Logistics, Shred-it, Banks Holdings, and RDI Logistics for their leadership in planning Evolution 2012 and their participation during the event."

What: Descartes Global User & Partner Conference — Evolution 2012
When:   November 13-15, 2012
Where:   W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
To Register:  Visit http://www.descartes.com/usergroup  or contact [email protected]

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce. 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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