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 that the Descartes  Global Logistics Network (GLN) has been certified by SAP as powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. Through integration with SAP® 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™ 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.

David Sanders, Bestrane’s Managing Director stated “Australia already has a number of large customers already using the Descartes GLN with SAP to deliver logistics solutions to their supply chain communities. This announcement will further cement the deep relationships we have been able to develop with these customers and provide a sound basis for future growth”

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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About Bestrane

Founded in 2003, The Bestrane Group is an organization focused on solving logistics problems and managing specialist software solutions. Bestrane is Descartes’ value-added reseller for Descartes’ logistics management solutions in Australia and New Zealand and provides a range of specialized business skills in the areas of strategy, costing, supply chain management and business information systems.  Bestrane has a proven delivery record across a range of industry sectors including retail, distribution, manufacturing, engineering, banking and finance. The Bestrane Group has a staff of 15 based in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia with over 100 years of combined supply chain experience. For more information, visit   www.bestrane.com.au

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This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”) that relate to Descartes’ solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, “Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results” in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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Bestrane Group

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