Users and Partners Recognized for Excellence and Innovation

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that for the eighth year in a row, the Descartes Global User & Partner Conference, Evolution 2012, has record attendance. The conference opened with leading customers and partners being recognized for the unique and advanced ways they used Descartes solutions to improve the productivity and performance of their operations.

The Evolution 2012 Global User & Partner Conference brings together industry leading transportation and logistics services providers, customs house brokers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and mobile services companies. Attendees are looking to learn more about industry trends shaping logistics, innovative uses of logistics technology, and how to extend the value that can be achieved using Descartes' solutions. A record number of partners are also attending the conference, offering solutions and services that help Descartes' customers address a wide range of logistics challenges across the globe.

"The Global User & Partner Conference's continued growth demonstrates that the conference helps customers be successful through education and networking with other Descartes customers," said Art Mesher, Chairman and CEO of Descartes. "The Excellence and Innovation awards recognize customers who've achieved tremendous results by transforming their logistics performance in partnership with Descartes."

The Excellence and Innovation Awards recognize Descartes customers and partners that have demonstrated and achieved great results, have successfully launched transformational initiatives for their businesses and/or use Descartes' solutions in innovative ways that deliver high return on investment and rapid time-to-value.

The following seven Descartes customers and United by Design partners were recognized with a Descartes Excellence and Innovations Award at a reception during the conference for their unique achievements and performance:

  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • W.S. Badcock
  • Carson International
  • John S. James Co.
  • Vandegrift Inc.
  • MK Alliance

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 .

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