Descartes unveils next generation of logistics solutions

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Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, unveiled its latest generation of solutions at this week’s Global User Group Conference in Atlanta.

Descartes says its updated offerings provide a broad footprint of capabilities across multiple modes of transportation to support the end-to-end shipment management process. The solutions leverage the power of the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), a community of more than 20,000 companies in more than 130 countries exchanging logistics information.

“We’ve spent the last year working on extending and streamlining our offerings to help our customers save money in their businesses,” says Chris Jones, executive vice president of Solutions and Services at Descartes. “Regardless of size or mode, our solutions deliver results quickly for logistics-intensive organizations. At the same time, we deliver some of the most comprehensive and advanced end-to-end logistics technology available in the market today.”

Highlights of the enhanced solutions, according to the company, include:

  • Integrated shipment management for air, ocean, truck and small package operations;
  • Combined private fleet and common carrier management;
  • Integrated route planning and mobile for fleet operations;
  • Multinational customs and regulatory compliance;
  • Advanced messaging services for logistics and commercial communities;
  • Integrated visibility, dock appointment scheduling and yard management for inbound operations; and
  • Management of customs broker and freight forwarder back-office operations.
  • Descartes says the new and enhanced services empower customers to better manage their contract carriers, connectivity with their trading partners, regulatory compliance and fleets. Available as individual components or integrated with the GLN to support end-to-end processes, these solutions are offered on a pay-as-you-go basis to help accelerate time-to-value.

    “In this tough economic climate, providing solutions that pay rather than cost is critical for our customers,” says Arthur Mesher, Descartes chief executive officer. “Our pay-as-you-go pricing model helps lower the operational and financial risk for our customers. We empower our customers to achieve operational results that impact their bottom line and enable them to compete more effectively in the global economy.”