WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced a number of product innovations to the Descartes Logistics Technology Platform at Evolution 2018, the company's 13th annual Global User and Partner Conference taking place in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 6 – 8, 2018.

The Logistics Technology Platform combines the Descartes Global Logistics Network (Descartes GLN), one of the world's most extensive logistics networks covering multiple transportation modes, with one of the industry's broadest arrays of modular, interoperable web and wireless logistics management and global trade content solutions. Some of the key innovations announced include:

Routing Mobile and Telematics:

  • On demand elastic optimization for greater scalability during peak periods
  • Updated mobile platform to support multiple applications in a seamless security environment
  • Self-dispatch for remote, contract and independent drivers for improved route visibility

Transportation Management:

  • New “always on” incremental optimization for improved transportation consolidation and savings
  • Support for seller-fulfilled Amazon Prime shipping
  • Automated dock appointment scheduling allowing suppliers and retailers to be better coordinated for improved on-time and full order performance

Global Trade Content and Compliance:

  • Expanded trade compliance content, restricted party lists and shipment data sources
  • New Descartes Datamyne Freight Forwarder solution to more effectively target potential customers and perform competitive analysis
  • New preconfigured version of Descartes CustomsInfo Manager for rapid deployment of product classification

Forwarder and Broker Enterprise Systems:

  • Continued rollout of participating government agencies in the U.S. Automated Commercial Environment program
  • New ocean and inland move rating and booking capabilities in Descartes OneView Forwarding Solution
  • New Descartes Shipment Portal for freight forwarders and NVOCCs to extend shipment visibility to their customers

Global Logistics Messaging Services:

  • New support for multi-modal truck spot rating in the Descartes Carrier Portal
  • Enhanced support of Cargo IQ for improved visibility to air shipment documents
  • Improved support for commercial messaging flows for procure-to-pay processes