updated 10/6/2010 6:15:59 AM ET 2010-10-06T10:15:59

The Createch Group to Distribute Descartes' Solutions

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Global User Group Conference -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced an alliance with The Createch Group, a Bell Canada Company and a leading Canadian provider of supply chain optimization and information technology solution integration.

Under the terms of the agreement, Createch will market, distribute and implement Descartes' industry-leading Mobile Resource Management (MRM) 2.0 solutions, in the Canadian market. The alliance also encompasses Createch assisting Descartes with the distribution of Descartes' Supply Chain Execution solutions.

Customers benefit from a more unified approach

With their industry expertise and depth of experience, The Createch Group shares Descartes' focus of improving customers' productivity of logistics operations, maximizing fleet and field worker productivity and delivering substantial benefits with accelerated time-to-value. Descartes has over 30 years of leadership in routing and mobile resource management. By integrating design, planning, execution, performance management, mobile solutions and telematics, Descartes improves customer service, provides real-time visibility, and captures the necessary data to drive logistics operations.

Adding Descartes MRM 2.0 solutions to Createch's supply chain optimization solution portfolio and Logistics Performance Improvement services offers logistics-intensive businesses the opportunity to achieve significant cost reductions while improving asset utilization and customer service.

"We are excited to add Descartes' Mobile Resource Management products to our Logistics Performance Improvement solutions," said Michel Girard, Vice President, Operational Performance Improvement Business Unit at The Createch Group. "Descartes is recognized as a leader in managing resources in motion and their MRM 2.0 portfolio has proven highly effective at reducing fleet costs as well as optimizing key logistics functions and processes."

Expanding the Descartes United by Design partner network

The announcement underscores Descartes' strategy to better serve its customers through "pre-integrated" relationships that combine domain expertise with software, hardware and networks. The goal is to provide the broadest ecosystem of solutions and services on its federated network to improve the productivity and performance of customer's operations. Descartes' United by Design program provides its logistics partners with a fully interoperable SaaS platform that allows them to extend their own offerings.

"Descartes is pleased that The Createch Group is joining our United by Design partner network to help serve our joint customers and broaden our market reach," said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy at Descartes. "As a member of our United by Design program, Createch brings deep expertise in improving logistics performance and helping customers improve their overall performance and productivity."

Learn more about Descartes' United by Design Alliance program at http://www.descartes.com/alliance/

For more information about Descartes User Group Conference visit www.descartes.com/usergroup

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the premier provider of Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) unites global businesses and trading partners, allowing them to collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize productivity and efficiency. Trading partners that connect to the GLN join Descartes' Federated Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at  http://www.descartes.com and http://blog.descartes.com .

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About The Createch Group

The Createch Group is a Canadian leader in supply chain optimization and IT integration. Since 1993, the consulting firm offers services in manufacturing and logistics performance improvement, process reengineering, change management and ERP solutions implementation. The company integrates proven solutions and applies leading business practices. To date, The Createch Group has carried out more than 2,000 projects and helped over 1,000 companies improve their processes and boost their profitability. For more information, please visit www.thecreatechgroup.com .

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; Createch's marketing, distribution and implementation efforts pursuant to the alliance agreement; 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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