Descartes Grants Customer Excellence and Innovation Awards At 2009 User Conference

Descartes Grants Customer Excellence and Innovation Awards At 2009 User Conference

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, granted its 2009 Customer Excellence and Innovation Awards at its Global User Group Conference in Atlanta on March 24 to 26, 2009.

Descartes Customer Excellence and Innovation Awards recognize Descartes customers and partners for specific initiatives using Descartes' solutions. The annual awards recognize innovative Descartes customers and partners who are driving value for their business using Descartes' leading logistics solutions.

"At Descartes, we're focused on delivering results to our customers. We work with our customers to provide useful, innovative technology that helps them improve productivity and performance of their logistics operations," said Arthur Mesher, CEO of Descartes. "We strive to deliver high-quality service and support and use our unique methodology to help ensure our customers' success. These awards are symbolic of the strong alliance between Descartes, our customers and our partners."

2009 Customer Excellence and Innovation Award winners include:

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Company                     Award
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AmeriGas                  Excellence & Innovation in Operations
                                Transformation -- RoutePlanner
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Abastible                  Excellence & Innovation in Application
                               Integration RoutePlanner & SAP
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Delta Cargo               Excellence & Innovation -- GF-X Private
                                Label
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Mayer Electric Supply Excellence & Innovation in Disaster
                                 Preparedness, Adaptability and Business
                                 Continuity
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Polar Air Cargo          Excellence & Innovation -- Transportation
                                Manager
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Securit                     Excellence & Innovation -- Environmental
                               Commitment
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SKU Logistics          Excellence & Innovation -- Market
                               Expansion
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UPS Supply Chain   Excellence & Innovation -- Importer
Solutions                 Security Filing (10+2):
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For more information about Descartes user group visit:

http://www.descartes.com/events/user_group/index.html

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 software-as-a-service (SaaS) 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 pick up 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 350 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Miami, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Toronto. For more information, visit www.descartes.com.

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