Descartes Recognized as #1 Ranked Canadian SaaS Company in Branham300

WATERLOO, Ontario, May 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it has been recognized by Branham, a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting firm, in its Branham300 industry report as #1 in the "Top 5 SaaS Companies" sector. In addition, Descartes was recognized as #8 in the "Top 25 Software Companies" listing and #50 in the "Top 250 Canadian ICT Companies" listing.

For nearly 20 years, the Branham300 has highlighted the top Canadian and multinational Information and Computing Technology (ICT) companies operating in Canada, as ranked by revenues. The report illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry. The Branham300 is published annually on, as well as in the April/May issue of Backbone Magazine (

"Being recognized as the top provider of SaaS solutions by a leading research firm such as Branham is a tremendous honour," said Arthur Mesher, Chairman and CEO at Descartes. "Delivering SaaS solutions has been a long-term Descartes strategy and we are proud of our results. We would like to thank our customers, partners and employees around the world for helping us achieve this #1 position."

About Branham Group Inc.

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting company servicing the global Information, Communication and Entertainment (ICE) Technology marketplace. Branham Group assists ICE Technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client research subscription programs (Digital Health, Green IT and Cloud). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top ICT companies in Canada ( and monitors over 450 Digital Health vendors (

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About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at

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This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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