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Descartes welcomes McLeod Software


April 8, 2010
By Dave Harrison


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April 8, 2010, Waterloo, Ont. –
Descartes Systems
Group, a federated global logistics network, announced that McLeod
Software, a
leading software provider for the trucking industry, has joined
Descartes'
United by Design program to offer broader services to its truck carrier
brokerage and shipper community throughout North America.

April 8, 2010, Waterloo, Ont. – Descartes Systems
Group, a federated global logistics network, announced that McLeod Software, a
leading software provider for the trucking industry, has joined Descartes'
United by Design program to offer broader services to its truck carrier
brokerage and shipper community throughout North America.

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McLeod provides an integrated array of transportation software tools that
satisfy fleet management needs for trucking companies, freight brokerage firms,
3PLs and shippers. Combined with Descartes’ federated Global Logistics Network
and value-added applications for the trucking and freight brokerage industry,
McLeod can now offer additional solutions to its customers to reduce costs and
improve operational efficiency, including electronic data interchange (EDI)
messaging, customs filing and compliance solutions. 

In addition, the combined logistics community formed by McLeod and
Descartes’ user base can now work together to automate and standardize
multi-party business processes for the transportation industry and share
critical information to accelerate productivity improvements and cost savings.
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 pre-integrated solutions enhancing the value McLeod
provides, saving our mutual customers additional operational costs,” said Tom
McLeod, president and CEO 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.”

The objective of the United by Design program is to bring together
partners serving logistics-intensive organizations and make it easier for customers
to implement and take advantage of these offerings, said 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 pre-integrated solutions to our communities and improve
time-to-value– enabling them to save money now."

Descartes' federated network combines the power of the Descartes Global
Logistics Network (GLN), a community of over 22,000 companies in over 165
countries exchanging logistics information, and value-added applications
working together to standardize and streamline multi-party business processes.

To learn more about Descartes working together with
McLeod or Descartes' logistics solutions, you can meet up with company
representatives at the Transportation Intermediaries Association annual event
in Orlando Florida this week or visit Descartes in booth 521 at the 2010
National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
from April 18-20 Descartes is exhibiting at booth 521.

ABOUT McLEOD SOFTWARE

McLeod Software is a leading provider of transportation dispatch,
accounting, operations and brokerage, freight procurement and load execution
management software, and document management systems. Specifically developed
for the transportation industry, McLeod's advanced management solutions and
services enable trucking companies, freight brokers and shippers to increase
their efficiencies while reducing costs. McLeod Software's integrated,
best-in-class software products include LoadMaster® IX, PowerBroker™ II,
DocumentPower™ Enterprise, HirePower™ and the newly acquired iLENS™ product
line. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company
serves primarily truckload carriers, freight brokers and shippers throughout
North America. For more information, contact McLeod Software toll free at
877-362-5363 or visit www.McLeodSoftware.com.

 

ABOUT DESCARTES

Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX) is making the world a better place by
enabling global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money
by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. Underlying
Descartes' offerings is the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), one of the
world's most extensive multi-modal business applications network. Descartes'
logistics management solutions provide messaging services between logistics
trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party
carriers, global customs filing and compliance services to meet regulatory
requirements and private fleet management services for organizations of all
sizes. Descartes' solutions and services deliver results by enabling
organizations around the world to reduce administrative costs, billing cycles,
fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven; improve pickup and
delivery reliability; and optimize working capital through fleet
visibility.  Descartes' hosted,
transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and
fast time-to-value. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground
carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders
and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers,
retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies. The
company has more than 400 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with
operations in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Gent, Heverlee, Lier,
Namestovo, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Miami, Washington DC, Derby, London,
Silver Spring, Stockholm, Suzhou, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto and Zilina. For more
information, visit www.descartes.com.

 

 


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