WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), a global leader in logistics technology, today announced that its Descartes Global Logistics Network 2.0 has achieved certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. Through this integration with SAP® solutions, customers can receive the critical and timely logistics information needed from carriers, logistics services providers, customs house brokers, regulatory agencies and other trading partners to gain greater visibility into their supply chain operations.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that Descartes Global Logistics Network 2.0 integrates with the SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI) 7.0 offering to exchange critical data with instances of SAP Business Suite software. This was certified via the NW-XI-CNT 3.0 interface scenario.

"Comprehensive, timely and accurate logistics information drives operational excellence," said Robert Beauchemin, executive vice president, Descartes. "The Descartes Global Logistics Network, now integrated with SAP NetWeaver, can provide our customers with the logistics data they need to improve their supply chain performance and productivity."

As part of Descartes Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes Global Logistics Network powers the world's largest multi-modal messaging community. With over 35,000 connected parties in 160 countries, the Descartes Global Logistics Network, now integrated with SAP NetWeaver, helps users gain greater value from their solutions. Descartes Global Logistics Network also complements the model-driven architecture of the SAP Event Management application, allowing users to quickly gain greater visibility through a comprehensive array of logistics messages and documents across air, ocean and surface shipments and from traditional wired and wireless data sources. Using it with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.0, the integration is event-driven for lower system overhead and the fast response times supported by Descartes Global Logistics Network.

Additional details of all Descartes solutions will be provided at the upcoming Descartes Global User and Partner Conference, which will be held at the W in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., November 8 — 10. Till Dengel, vice president, Transportation & Logistics Industry Business Unit, SAP, is scheduled to speak at the event, highlighting SAP's business network strategy, offerings for the logistics industry, and relationship with Descartes, Mr. Dengel also will share additional insights gained from his 15 years of experience in the logistics and IT industry.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in logistics technology. If logistics is critical to your business, Descartes connects the people and technology to put your organization in motion. We extend the command of logistics operations, helping the world's largest and most connected logistics community to quickly reduce costs, improve service and comply with customs and transportation regulations. Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the power of the Global Logistics Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal network, with the industry's broadest array of modular and interoperable web and wireless logistics applications. At our core, Descartes' team of industry-leading logistics experts is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions while working closely with our customers to help ensure their success. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.  

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