Awards Culminate Three Days of Intensive Education and Networking at Global User & Partner Conference

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX)(TSX:DSG), the global leader in logistics technology, successfully concluded its Evolution 2011 Global User & Partner Conference by presenting their Excellence and Innovation Awards to a select group of its customers and partners for their work throughout the last year. Descartes' Global User & Partner Conference attracted industry leading transportation and logistics services providers, customs house brokers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and mobile services companies looking to learn more about industry trends shaping logistics, innovative uses of logistics technology, and how to extend the value that can be achieved using Descartes' solutions.

The Excellence and Innovation Awards recognize Descartes customers and partners that have demonstrated and achieved great results, have successfully launched transformational initiatives for their businesses and/or use Descartes' solutions in innovative ways that deliver high return on investment and rapid time-to-value.

The following ten Descartes customers and United by Design partners were recognized with a Descartes Excellence and Innovations Award at a luncheon during the conference for their unique achievements and performance:

  • American Airlines;
  • CVS Caremark;
  • Delta Airlines;
  • DHL Global Forwarding;
  • Ferrellgas;
  • Infoway;
  • Jaguar Freight Services;
  • Joseph Corey Holdings;
  • Oldcastle; and
  • TJX Canada.

Some of the other Conference highlights included:

  • New Logistics Technology Platform solutions for telematics and driver compliance; load flow control, and network based collaboration;
  • Customer sessions by Estes Express, United States Infrastructure Corporation and BDP International leveraging the Logistics Technology Platform;
  • Industry leadership sessions on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance Safety Accountability compliance program, the Customs & Border Patrol's Air Cargo Advanced Screening program and International Transportation Management trends;
  • Advanced practice and solution training sessions in twelve logistics areas;
  • Peer group sessions in air cargo, route planning and transportation management were led by Descartes customers, industry experts and partners including: Alix Partners, American Hotel Register, Delta Airlines, Integrated Logistics and Shred-it;
  • Sponsors showcased their industry expertise, joint solutions and customer success stories, including: Airclic, ALK Technologies, Psion and SAP.

"The Conference offered leaders from all parts of the logistics industry an excellent opportunity to network with their peers and learn about solutions to their critical challenges," said Cindy Hardsvedt, Program Manager for Product Development and eCommerce at Delta Airlines and Chairwoman of the User & Partner Conference Steering Committee. "The continued success of the event is directly tied to the collaborative relationship between the customers on the conference steering committee and Descartes."

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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 .

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