ORLANDO, Fla., May 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), a global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, today announced it will participate in the SAPPHIRE(R) NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, being held here May 14-16.

    Descartes will exhibit in booth 3422b, where it will showcase the Global Logistics Network (GLN), which has been certified by SAP as powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) technology platform. Through integration with SAP(R) solutions, 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, Descartes has joined the SAP PartnerEdge(TM) program as an SAP software solution and technology partner. Through the program, partners work closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of their solutions with SAP software. Integrated partner applications extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results.

    "Logistics is a multi-party endeavour, and this partnership with SAP is an important step in our mission to help logistics-intensive businesses work together more efficiently and effectively," said Art Mesher, chairman and CEO of Descartes. "Joining the SAP PartnerEdge program as an SAP partner will help us establish a foundation for delivering a wider range of solutions to customers. We look forward to working more closely with SAP."

    As part of Descartes Logistics Technology Platform, the Global Logistics Network powers the world's largest multi-modal messaging community. With over 35,000 connected parties in 160 countries, the GLN, through integration with SAP NetWeaver, helps users gain greater value from their solutions. The GLN also complements the model-driven architecture of the SAP Event Management application, allowing users to quickly gain greater visibility through a comprehensive array of logistics messages and documents across air, ocean and surface shipments and from traditional wired and wireless data sources. Using it with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.0, the integration is event-driven for lower system overhead and the fast response times supported by the GLN.

    For more information, visit Descartes at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in booth 3422b. The conference provides attendees the opportunity to learn and network with customers, SAP executives, partners and experts across the entire SAP ecosystem.

    About Descartes

    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.

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