"Power of the Platform" Launch to Showcase Achievements and Innovative Solutions on Descartes' New Logistics Technology Platform

WATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), a global leader in logistics technology, is scheduled to host its "Power of the Platform" launch event at noon New York time on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the Westin New York at Times Square located at 270 West 43rd Street, New York, New York 10036.

At the "Power of the Platform" event, Descartes is scheduled to unveil its new Logistics Technology Platform, feature live technology demonstrations, and present Logistics Technology Platform customer success stories. The scheduled demonstrations focus on advances in integrated routing, mobile and telematics, logistics flow control and logistics networking technologies. The event also includes a keynote address from Descartes' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Art Mesher, providing an update on Descartes' technology and business strategy leveraging the new Logistics Technology Platform.

"We're launching our Logistics Technology Platform to give our customers what they want - modular and interoperable logistics management solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of their operations and improve  customer service," said Ed Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Descartes. "This launch event is a great opportunity to see our new Logistics Technology Platform live and in action, with real-life examples of how customers use our technology to improve their logistics operations."

Additional event details are available at http://www.descartes.com/poweroftheplatform.

People interested in attending the limited seating event should contact Heather Russell (email: [email protected], telephone: +1 678 247 0472) or Laurie McCauley (email: [email protected], telephone: +1 519 746 6114 x2358).

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is a global leader in logistics technology, providing Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Enabling these services is The Global Logistics Network (GLN), the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected. The GLN and its services unite global and local businesses and trading partners, allowing them to connect and collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize their productivity and efficiency. GLN members include ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http://www.descartes.com and https://www.descartes.com/blog.

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