WATERLOO, Ontario, May 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Salient Management Company, a leading provider of performance management solutions, has selected Descartes' advanced geographic information system (GIS) platform for incorporation into Salient's performance management solution.

"Location intelligence is an essential component of any Business Intelligence platform. Salient was looking for a partner who could geographically enable our Business Intelligence platform," said Ayall Schanzer, Chief Strategy Officer at Salient Management Company. "We selected Descartes' GIS platform because it delivers a rich set of configurable GIS functionality that performs consistent with the superior service our customers have come to expect from our own in-memory business analytics solutions."

Descartes' cutting-edge GIS platform enables advanced routing, navigation, field service, and spatial data business intelligence solutions. It supports a full range of advanced GIS services, including high performance map display, geo-location, commercial vehicle route calculation, spatial data querying, and turn-by-turn navigation suitable for commercial and hazardous material route use. Descartes' GIS platform helps customers enhance the value of their solutions through robust geospatial information that provides greater context to the results they deliver.

"Spatial data is essential for delivering a higher level of insight in business intelligence solutions," said Edward Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Descartes. "We are thrilled to work with Salient to help them offer their customers greater performance analytics capabilities."

About Salient Management Company

Since 1986, Salient Management Company has delivered performance management solutions to clients worldwide. Salient maintains a 97% retention rate among its customer base, more than 40,000 users in 53 countries. In the most recent Gartner Research Report, our customers responded in overwhelming numbers, rating us very highly in terms of product quality, support and performance. For more information contact Tim Davis, Director of Global Communications at 607-739-5228 ext. 228. Mobile: 203-564-3913. Email [email protected]

About Descartes

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' 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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