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Edward J. Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Mission Statement

Connecting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce by uniting the people and technology that move the world.

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Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-asa- service solutions that improve the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses by helping companies to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community.

Descartes Routing, Mobile & Telematics™

  • Optimized route planning
  • Dispatching and GPS tracking
  • Mobile applications
  • Telematics
  • Fleet/driver, compliance and performance management

Descartes Transportation Management™

  • Carrier contracts
  • Transportation plans across all modes
  • Multimodal real-time freight visibility and load tracking
  • Connections to trading partners
  • Control flow of prepaid freight
  • Track shipments and inventory
  • Audit freight
  • Dock appointments and trailer movements
  • Supplier/carrier performance

Descartes Global Logistics Network™

  • Value-added network services
  • Multimodal, inter-enterprise electronic data and document exchange
  • All transportation modes and messaging standards
  • Share commercial, logistics, customs and product data across systems

Descartes Customs & Regulatory Compliance™

  • Cargo security screening
  • Customs declaration filings and compliance
  • Secure connections to governments and regulatory agencies

Descartes Global Trade Content™

  • Classification
  • Valuation
  • Global import/export trade data for market research, sourcing and competitive strategy
  • Denied and restricted party screening
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration
  • Global Trade Management (GTM) integration
  • Integration with other internal systems and ecommerce platforms

Descartes Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems™

  • Shipment management
  • Transportation bookings
  • Security filings
  • Customs entries
  • Warehousing
  • Accounting

Proven Expertise

With thousands of customers worldwide, Descartes has a proven track record of helping companies drive logistics value by automating processes, enhancing service, improving profitability and ensuring compliance. Descartes’ headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and the company has offices and partners around the world.

Sales Inquiries
519-746-8110 x 202331
North America:
800-419-8495 x 202331