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UniGroup Streamlines Shipment Planning And Execution With Descartes' Forwarder Enterprise Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that UniGroup Worldwide, sister company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, is streamlining shipment management across its North American operations with Descartes' IES Forwarder Enterprise Solution. The solution facilitates end-to-end planning and execution of international shipments.

"As a specialist in all areas of transportation, UniGroup Worldwide provides customized solutions leveraging the most advanced technologies. Descartes helps us to maximize efficiency and is a key technology component in support of our strategy to provide the highest level of world-class service," said Rolf Munk, Manager of Customs Brokerage for the St. Louis-based corporation. "Descartes' fully-integrated forwarding package, with streamlined connectivity, helps keep us on the cutting edge of automation and communication."

Descartes' IES Forwarder Enterprise Solution includes robust modules for multi-modal shipment coordination, supply chain management, U.S. Customs entry and security filing capabilities, and a cloud-based portal providing customizable dashboards for visibility across all forwarding operations. As an integrated forwarding solution, customers can also choose to deploy the multi-divisional accounting module or can easily integrate operational data from the system into third party or legacy accounting systems.

"UniGroup Worldwide understands that having the right technology platform in place is a key factor in supporting the growth of logistics-intensive businesses," explains Cindy Yamamoto, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Descartes. "We're pleased that our IES Forwarder Enterprise Solution serves as the central hub to book, manage and monitor the complete shipment lifecycle for UniGroup and we look forward to continuing to help them be successful."

About UniGroup Worldwide

UniGroup Worldwide is an international operating company of UniGroup, a $1.6 billion privately held transportation and relocation services company, has service providers in all 50 U.S. states and more than 140 countries around the world. Based in suburban St. Louis, UniGroup is the parent company to United Van Lines, Mayflower and other transportation related subsidiaries including Trans Advantage, and United Mayflower Container Services. UniGroup Worldwide specializes in the international coordination and handling of shipments for corporate clients and the relocating public. Further information about the company is available at

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