WATERLOO, Ontario, June 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), a global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced it will participate in the International SAP Conference for Transportation and Logistics 2012, being held July 12-13 at SAP University in St. Leon Rot, Germany.
Descartes is scheduled to showcase its cloud-based Global Logistics Network (GLN) integrated with the SAP(R) Transportation Management application, enabling connectivity to air carriers and freight forwarders and access to Descartes' software-as-a-services (SaaS) solutions for air cargo booking, cross-border-security filing and shipment-status messaging. Through this integration, 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.
In addition, Steve Parker, Head Customs & Brokerage-Europe at DHL Global Forwarding, will be presenting with Chris Jones, executive vice president, Marketing and Services at Descartes, on the topic "Evolving the Business Network -- Extending SAP Solutions Into the Logistics Cloud." DHL Global Forwarding is one of the world's largest air forwarders and uses Descartes' GLN for air cargo bookings, cross-border security filings and shipment status messages. DHL Global Forwarding is also an SAP customer.
The Global Logistics Network, part of Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform, powers the world's largest multi-modal messaging community.
With over 35,000 connected parties in 160 countries, the GLN, through integration with the SAP NetWeaver(R) technology platform, helps users gain greater value from their solutions. Leveraging the GLN, Descartes provides integrated multi-party solutions that help forwarders and carriers manage international shipments through their lifecycle. Air cargo can be booked through Descartes' GF-X air cargo booking portal, security filings can be executed for numerous countries around the world using Descartes' customs solution and the GLN provides real-time air-industry specific status messages to track shipment movement from pick-up to delivery.
For more information, visit Descartes at the International SAP Conference for Transportation and Logistics 2012. The conference provides attendees the opportunity to learn and network with customers, SAP executives, partners and experts across SAP's international ecosystem for transportation and logistics solutions.
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce.
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; 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.