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Jaguar Freight Services Selects and Implements Descartes Transportation Manager Solution

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

Rapid Solution Deployment Meets Jaguar's Need for Fast Time-to-Value

WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced that Jaguar Freight Services selected Descartes Transportation Manager to ensure seamless planning and execution of freight with for-hire carriers.

Part of the Descartes Delivery Management Suite, Transportation Manager allows logistics-intensive organizations to evaluate and select transportation purchases for both operational effectiveness and cost efficiency.The cloud solution uses a web-native architecture, allowing for quick and low-cost implementation, delivering fast time-to-value while maintaining the flexibility to expand the solution as business needs evolve. Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN), which currently connects over 35,000 global trading partners, enables Descartes Transportation Manager users to easily and electronically connect with their business partners, allowing them to reliably exchange information.

A solution that delivers a quick and measurable return on investment

Jaguar Freight Services, a provider of door-to-door freight solutions, recognized Descartes advantageous transportation optimization solution to support its domestic supply chain operations and the management of its for-hire carriers to serve their key customers, including high-end cosmetic, manufacturing and other prestige industries. Jaguar embraced Descartes Delivery Management Suite for its highly flexible, low-risk solution to quickly and easily integrate with Jaguar's in-house information system, CybertraxTM.

"Building on a solid tradition of providing exceptional service to our customers, Jaguar is pleased to be working with Descartes to improve transportation processes, drive savings and manage more freight without increasing resources," said Simon Kaye CEO, Jaguar Freight Services. "Descartes' Transportation Manager solution optimizes the entire end-to-end transportation process and enables carriers to exchange information, independent of the format."

Descartes Transportation Manager allows Jaguar Freight Services to effectively manage the for-hire transportation for its customer and benefit from the following wide range of capabilities that will drive cost-saving and optimization efforts:

  • Perform optimized consolidation of freight;
  • Combine shipments to lower transportation costs;
  • Select the most suitable carrier to handle shipments; and
  • Communicate shipment information to for-hire carriers and trading partners.

"We are pleased that Jaguar selected Descartes Transportation Manager to improve shipping process efficiency and cut transportation costs. That's good news for Jaguar Freight Services as well as its customers that count on outstanding service at a competitive price," said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy at Descartes.

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  and .

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About Jaguar Freight Services

Jaguar Freight Services provides a fully integrated door-to-door freight solution including customs clearance, storage, and distribution facilities, and proprietary Cybertrax 2.0, real time online information tracking system with offices in London, New York, Philadelphia, Paris and Hong Kong and an operations network in Europe, North America, South America, Australasia, Asia, Middle East and Africa. For more information on Jaguar Freight Services, please see .

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.

CONTACT: Jaguar Freight Services Media Contact Suzy Ginsburg 1-713-334-2357 Descartes Systems Group Media Contact North-America Nicole German 1-416-741-2838 ext. 298 Media Contact EMEA Ina Suffeleers +32 (0)495 590 232