CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSCMP Annual Conference -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that Cober Printing Limited, a full-service North American printing organization, has deployed Descartes' Transportation Management solution, specifically the Pick, Pack and Ship application, to streamline its shipment process and improve data quality of its print orders.

Descartes' Pick, Pack and Ship application allows Cober to gain control of, and get visibility into, its printing orders and shipments. Cober can then track these orders in real-time using wireless scanners at multiple locations, ensure data quality of shipment information prior to shipment processing and speed up the shipping process for bulk shipments of the same item to many locations.

Part of Descartes' Transportation Management, the Pick, Pack and Ship application allows organizations, like Cober, to spend less money to service customers more effectively by ensuring the right orders are delivered on time and on budget. In the solution, pick, pack and ship processes are automated, making it easier to sort orders by customer, carrier, weight, destination, number of line items and other variables. Also, carton content information is captured, enabling packing slips, bills of lading, shipping manifests and other essential documents to be prepared.

For small parcel deliveries, Descartes Pick, Pack and Ship prints shipping labels that comply with the standards established by leading couriers so that they can be rapidly scanned and sorted. Descartes also provides real-time visibility into shipment status, automatically updates estimated times of arrival and sends e-mail alerts to customers.

"Descartes got us up and running in a matter of weeks, enabling us to save costs and streamline our operations immediately," said Peter Cober, President at Cober Printing. "Descartes' Pick, Pack and Ship application is a reliable solution that enables us to improve our service delivery and lets us focus on managing our core business."

"The shipment process starts on the shop floor and Descartes' Pick, Pack and Ship solution enables customers to streamline projects and operations right from the get-go," said Joe Mallozzi, Vice President of Transportation Management at Descartes. "Our solutions enable organizations, like Cober Printing, to simplify their complex delivery operations, save money and concentrate on their core operations."

For more information about Descartes' new federated platform, its other value-added logistics solutions, the customers announced today or more about 'The State of Things United' join Descartes in Chicago at CSCMP at one or more of the following events:

 * Monday, September 21 9:30am - 7:00pm, booth 609 at the Learning
 * Tuesday, September 22 7:00am - 7:45am,  Descartes Press Conference
   Breakfast Meeting, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency D or
   via a teleconference using designated numbers 800-895-5087 for
   North America or +1 212-231-2929 for international or via an audio
   web cast on the Descartes Web site at
 * Tuesday, September 22 10:00am - 11:30am, presentation by Art
   Mesher, CEO, Descartes Systems Group "The State of Things United -
   The Next Big Thing" McCormick Place, West Building, Room 187C
 * Tuesday, September 22 5:15pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception,
   Sponsored by Descartes, McCormick Place, West Building, Skyline

About Cober Printing Limited

Cober Printing Limited operates with two shifts. Providing state of the art Web to print solutions with 3 HP indigo Presses as well as 21 offset printing units of which fifteen units are forty inch presses and six units are twenty-nine inch presses all color managed with color print controls and digital ink profiling, along with state of the art pre-press department, finishing facilities and warehousing, making it one of the most modern printing facilities in North America. For more information, visit

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is making the world a better place by enabling global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. Underlying Descartes' offerings is the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), one of the world's most extensive multi-modal business applications network. As a federated platform, the Descartes GLN combines with component-based 'nano' sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. Descartes' solutions and services deliver results by enabling organizations around the world to reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven; improve pickup and delivery reliability; and optimize working capital through fleet visibility. Descartes' hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies. The company has more than 450 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Miami, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Toronto. For more information, visit

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This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; Descartes' ability to help customers comply with emerging compliance initiatives and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in the structure or deployment of compliance initiatives and the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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