Descartes Systems Group announced that McLeod Software has joined Descartes’ United by Design program to offer broader services to its truck carrier brokerage and shipper community throughout North America. Combined with Descartes’ federated Global Logistics Network and value-added applications for the trucking and freight brokerage industry, McLeod now can offer additional solutions to its customers to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency, including electronic data interchange messaging, customs filing and compliance solutions.
In addition, the combined logistics community formed by McLeod and Descartes’ user base now can work together to automate and standardize multiparty business processes for the transportation industry and share critical information to accelerate productivity improvements and cost savings, according to the companies; the combination accelerates implementation times, the rate of cost savings and productivity improvements for end users.
“By joining the Descartes United by Design program, we can now extend to our customers additional preintegrated solutions, enhancing the value McLeod provides, saving our mutual customers additional operational costs,” says Tom McLeod, president and chief executive officer of McLeod Software. “Descartes offers a state-of-the-art network and logistics technology with an eye on the future of logistics and the ability to provide these valuable services quickly.”
Descartes’ federated network combines the power of the Descartes Global Logistics Network, a community of more than 22,000 companies in more than 165 countries exchanging logistics information and value-added applications working together to standardize and streamline multiparty business processes.
“The objective of our United by Design program is to bring together partners serving logistics-intensive organizations and make it easier for our customers to implement and take advantage of these offerings,” says Art Mesher, CEO of Descartes. “The relationship between Descartes and McLeod Software is a prime example of how Descartes is growing its ecosystem of strategic alliances to provide preintegrated solutions to our communities and improve time-to-value – enabling them to save money now.”