WATERLOO, Ontario, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Aetna Forwarding, Inc. is streamlining shipment management and US customs entry submission with Descartes' OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise and Customs House Brokerage (CHB) solution. The solution helps coordinate global air and ocean import/export shipments and includes support for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for US customs entries and security filings.

"Descartes' OneViewTM solution will help us better serve our customers by enabling us to increase efficiency, reduce paperwork, and meet upcoming regulatory changes as US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fully transitions to ACE," explains Thomas Kenney, Vice President, CHB at New York-based Aetna Forwarding. "Descartes not only offers an effective solution for integrated brokerage, accounting and shipment lifecycle management, but also offers the deployment expertise, individualized hands-on training, and localized support required to help us maximize our return on investment. Aetna's relentless quest for cutting edge technology has finally met its match with Descartes' OneViewTM."

Descartes' OneView solution is an enterprise-class application that helps freight forwarders, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) better handle multi-modal shipment coordination and supply chain management. The solution features an integrated multi-divisional accounting module that helps customers, like Aetna Forwarding, streamline billing, payment and financial reporting processes. Customers can also choose to deploy the Customs House Broker option which manages US customs entries and security filings. In support of the April of 2015, ACE filing deadline for all modes of transport, the solution also provides ACE-enabled features such as Post Summary Corrections (PSCs), ACE Entry Summaries, Periodic Monthly Statements and other value-added compliance capabilities.

"We're pleased that Aetna Forwarding has been able to quickly achieve great results with Descartes' OneView Forwarder Enterprise and CHB solution," said George Manolis, Vice President, Product Management - Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems at Descartes. "Logistics services providers, such as Aetna Forwarding, depend on robust technology supported by local expertise to run their businesses effectively and maintain regulatory compliance."

About Aetna Forwarding, Inc.

Aetna is an independent and rather unique company in the world of logistics. In operation for nearly 20 years, Aetna provides world-class logistics services to move some of the most complicated cargo in the world. Aetna encompasses 3 full-service divisions highly specialized in their field. Aetna Forwarding www.AetnaForwarding.com is everything but a traditional forwarder as it is heavily involved in atypical services such as door to door shipping, distribution, white glove delivery, project cargo, logistics management, etc. Aetna Fine Art Logistics www.AetnaFineArt.com handles all aspects of packing, shipping and installing valuable works of art around the world. Aetna Worldwide Relocation Services www.AetnaRelocation.com moves internationally diplomats, executives and private individuals, providing from-soup-to-nuts services under one roof.  

Aetna has immediate access to a vast transportation network to coordinate air, ocean, rail and ground shipments and large warehouses to safely receive, consolidate, store and ship freight. With a focus to customer service and personalized attention, Aetna realizes that managing logistics needs is no longer a pricing game but a complex system of solutions tailored to the unique requirements of each client. The mission of Aetna is to provide sophisticated solutions for the ever more complex logistics.

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 has over 173,000 connected parties using its cloud based services. 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; access global trade data; 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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