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New CEO at Descartes


Descartes Systems Group has announced the appointment of Edward J. Ryan as Chief Executive Officer, taking the spot that has been occupied by Art Mesher since 2004. Senior SCM analyst Bob Eastman provides some background.

descartes  CEO at Descartes Descartes Systems Group has announced the appointment of Edward J. Ryan as Chief Executive Officer, taking the spot that has been occupied by Art Mesher since 2004. Mr. Ryan has been serving as Descartes’ Chief Commercial Officer since 2011, and served in other roles since joining Descartes in 2000. The announcement comes just 2 weeks after Descartes’ recent user event, and a week before Descartes is due to announce third-quarter fiscal 2014 (Q3FY14) financial results. Although Read More

Analyzing the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community


Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s writeup on the vendor and find out how Descartes’ solutions can bridge the information gap between logistics organizations, and provide visibility into the entire logistics process.

descartes  the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes'' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s writeup on the vendor and find out how Descartes’ solutions can bridge the information gap between logistics organizations, and provide visibility into the entire logistics process. Read More

Descartes Acquires Exentra


Since righting its ship in 2004 or so, Descartes Systems Group (DSG) has made nearly 20 tuck-in acquisitions to address the needs of multi-modal logistics, global trade, and routing and mobile tracking in the cloud. Painstaking as it is, this is really the only way to master global logistics expertise and deliver solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments. Logistics is the

descartes  in 2004 or so, Descartes Systems Group (DSG) has made nearly 20 tuck-in acquisitions to address the needs of multi-modal logistics, global trade, and routing and mobile tracking in the cloud. Painstaking as it is, this is really the only way to master global logistics expertise and deliver solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments. Logistics is the backbone of commerce. There is still a lot of room for improvement in logistics software in terms of geographies (knowledge of local carri Read More

Ariba Gains Legs Courtesy of Descartes


A new alliance places Ariba with Internet logistics solutions vendor Descartes Systems Group to help Internet businesses deliver the goods.

descartes  Gains Legs Courtesy of Descartes Ariba Gains Legs Courtesy of Descartes S. McVey - June 12, 2000 Event Summary Internet purchasing vendor Ariba announced a strategic alliance with Descartes Systems Group, a provider of Internet logistics solutions in which Ariba will deliver a suite of Internet hosted services through its Commerce Services Network (CSN). The new offerings, tentatively dubbed Ariba Logistics and Fulfillment Services - Powered by Descartes are intended to give buyers, suppliers, and B2B t Read More

Descartes Systems Group, Inc.


Descartes is a provider of logistics technology. Descartes serves global trade and transportation organizations that want to differentiate their businesses through effective logistics strategies and processes, or need to improve existing logistics processes to compete in a variety of markets. 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.

descartes  Systems Group, Inc. Descartes is a provider of logistics technology. Descartes serves global trade and transportation organizations that want to differentiate their businesses through effective logistics strategies and processes, or need to improve existing logistics processes to compete in a variety of markets. 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 Read More

SynQuest, Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics


SynQuest’s joint development venture with Ford has produced a planning engine for inbound logistics that optimizes constraints along multiple dimensions –material, temporal, and spatial. Currently live at Ford, the application will soon be available to the market at large.

descartes  tactical products, such as Descartes System Group''s DeliverNet.LOG and Manhattan Associates'' PkMS. User Recommendations Automotive manufacturers and logistics outsourcing companies stand to benefit from the new application and should include it among other options in a selection engagement. Concerns over the nascency of the product and lack of implementations are mitigated somewhat by years of expertise brought to the development of the application by Bender and Ford. Users who acquire the solutions can Read More

Bridging the Reality Gap Between Planning and Execution Part Two: The Manufacturers' Perspective


Manufacturers today need to react quickly in order to remain efficient and competitive, given that the biggest problem they face is that change is the only constant in manufacturing. For those who are lucky, only minor changes will happen between the "as planned" and "as executed" worlds.

descartes  , Demand Management , Descartes , Arzoon , RiverOne , WorldChain , SoftChain , Logility , Demantra , John Galt , PipeChain , VCommerce , Ortems , SeeCommerce , and Tradec (now part of Agile Software ) in SCEM, visibility, and operational performance monitoring are able to connect disparate systems to provide all the parties with near-real-time information on current movements and trends. Adexa too has been posting growth and good financial results lately, economic hardships notwithstanding, by providing Read More

Fostering the “Entrusted” Cloud Community


E2open's recent win at Yanfeng Visteon introduced the E2open Collaboration Center as part of E2Open Business Network (EBN). This command center-like module consists of E2open products and services that provide real-time dashboard visibility for various partners on the network into demand and supply changes. It also provides access to analytics to assess the operational and financial impact of

descartes  details ). According to  Descartes Systems Group  CEO Art Mesher in his recent thought leadership blog post , E2open is one of a new breed of companies that have risen to tame the fleeting nature of business relationships and their supporting IT systems in various communities: These companies are characterized by continuous investment in systems that foster network communities and authenticated community participation with credentials, leading to creation of “trust federations” or what is dubbed Read More

Challenges and User Recommendations for a Global Trading Solutions Provider on a Roll


The market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and one should only expect the intensity of competition to increase in the future. For the present, the biggest challenge remains a lack of awareness of the need for TradeStone's applications.

descartes  such as Viewlocity , Descartes Systems , Oracle (via former G-Log ), One Network , GT Nexus , Management Dynamics , Timogen , and so forth. There are also a number of competitors with equally broad sourcing offerings, such as New Generation Computing ( NGC , now part of American Software ), whose e-SPS product provides web-enabled functionalities such as sourcing, work in process (WIP) tracking, production routing, product-development tracking, pre-production tracking, problem identification and Read More

Lasership.com Looks To Descartes For Same-Day Delivery Help


LaserShip.com, a nationwide online network of independent same-day delivery companies in the U.S., has licensed Descartes’ DeliveryNet solution for transportation and logistics to enable the distribution of e-commerce purchases to businesses and consumers.

descartes  com Looks To Descartes For Same-Day Delivery Help Lasership.com Looks To Descartes For Same-Day Delivery Help S. McVey - August 17, 2000 Event Summary LaserShip.com, a nationwide online network of independent same-day delivery companies in the U.S., has licensed Descartes'' DeliveryNet solution for transportation and logistics to enable the distribution of e-commerce purchases to businesses and consumers. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Lasership has assembled a nationwide network of over 225 Read More

Dealing with Global Trade Management Complexity


To optimally complete the global trade cycle, a business must automate, track, and provide visibility to the entire global trade management process to optimize its supply and distribution chains.

descartes  tracking like Viewlocity , Descartes Systems, Management Dynamics (through recently acquired BridgePoint) , Timogen , etc. But, none of these vendors handles all the requirements of automating global e-business. Furthermore, some of these vendors have apparently already merged with or acquired other companies to provide more complete offerings. Still, some companies are comfortable with using freight forwarders to handle the details of cross-border movements. Companies wanting visibility of the critical Read More

Descartes Acquires More Mobility


Descartes Systems Group recently acquired Airclic Inc., a provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based “last mile” logistics processes. Airclic's Perform platform provides configurable mobile technology and advanced electronic proof of delivery (POD) solutions.

descartes  Acquires More Mobility Descartes Systems Group , a provider of solutions that unite logistics-intensive businesses in a commerce community, recently acquired Airclic Inc. , a Pennsylvania-based provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based “last mile” logistics processes. Airclic''s Perform platform provides configurable mobile technology and advanced electronic proof of delivery (POD) solutions that operate on a Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 28th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSOklahoma’s Department of Human Services selects WebFOCUSIndustry tags: cross-industry "To solve its reporting requirements, Oklahoma DHS has selected Information Builders’ WebFOCUS business intelligence platform. With massive reporting requirements, the state government institution will rely on (among other things) a reporting application for child support services and a

descartes  TEC Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic Descartes partners with SAP to provide integration of Global Logistics Network (GLN) with SAP NetWeaver Industry tags: cross-industry Although SAP TM 8.0 is believed to be on par with its best-of-breed competing solutions, logistics is a multi-party endeavor, and this partnership should help logistics-intensive businesses work together more efficiently and effectively. Descartes customers are more often carriers and freight forwarders than end-users of transportation, which Read More

Descartes Systems Group Makes D&T Growth List


WATERLOO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 1999 -- The Descartes Systems Group, Inc. DSGX, CA: DSG, a leading provider of e-business solutions, is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a 1999 Canadian Technology Fast 50 Company, an annual ranking by Deloitte & Touche of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in revenues from 1994 - 1998 (five-year period). Descartes' increase in revenue of 1247% over 5 years resulted in a Number 21 ranking overall in the Canadian Technology Fast 50 for 1999.

descartes  Makes D&T Growth List Descartes Systems Group Makes D&T Growth List S. McVey - September 20th, 1999 Event Summary Deloitte & Touche ranked Toronto-based Descartes Systems Group, Inc. number 21 on their list of 50 fastest growing Canadian technology companies. Descartes obtained their position on the list because of their 1247% increase in revenues since 1994. Market Impact Descartes'' growth has rocketed over the last five years, fueled largely by a buying spree that has resulted in five major Read More

Industri-Matematik Posts 2Q00 Loss But Sells CRM


Industri-Matematik 2Q00 revenues decreased 21% over the same period last year. More alarming is a four-year decline in license revenues, a trend that IMI hopes to reverse with its new suite, VIVALDI, and IBM.

descartes  as an alternative to Descartes Systems Group. For more on IMI''s strengths and weaknesses (See TEC Technology Research Note: Industri-Matematik Faces Uphill Climb November 1st, 1999). Read More