Descartes’ Customs & Regulatory Compliance Suite Helps Streamline F.H. Kaysing’s Import Filing Process

Waterloo, ON – May 7, 2012 – Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that F. H. Kaysing Company (FHK), a leading United States customs broker, is successfully using Descartes’ certified Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) solution to participate in U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s (CBP) Simplified Entry Pilot. The Pilot enables participants to file a streamlined data set much earlier in the import process providing greater time to identify security threats.

FHK was one of only nine brokers selected by CBP to participate in the Pilot in December 2011. Pilot participants submit a reduced amount of information consisting of 12 required, and three optional, elements to CBP prior to the arrival of air cargo. This Pilot eliminates the current entry, CBP form 3461, which requires 27 data elements. The Simplified Entry process also provides Pilot participants with the capability to update entry information after the original submission, which was not previously possible.  This provides CBP more accurate data and enhances cargo security while simplifying the merchandise release process and reducing costs for the trade.

“FHK is committed to maintaining our distinctive identity as a proven leader in compliance and operational efficiency, and we are pleased to be participating in CBP’s Simplified Entry Pilot,” said Jeanie Metzen, President of FHK. “We have been using Descartes to file ACE entries since 2009 and recognized the high quality of their solutions and the service. We believe our ongoing positive relationship with Descartes was a key element in our selection for the Pilot and we look forward to continuing to drive innovation in the brokerage industry together.”

"Our Customs & Regulatory Compliance suite is built on years of experience working with regulatory authorities and customers,” said Cindy Yamamoto, Senior Vice President Product Strategy at Descartes. “We are excited to be working with FHK on this Pilot and pleased that Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform enables the brokerage industry to address a broad spectrum of filing requirements across transportation modes as new regulations evolve.”

About F. H. Kaysing Company

F. H. Kaysing Company is dedicated to offering quality service to our clients, while retaining our distinctive identity as a proven leader in compliance and operational efficiency.

Our aim is to deliver value-expected services through progressive methods, and still provide old-fashioned courtesy, coupled with customer service of incomparable value. We strive to continue being recognized as an example of honesty and integrity throughout the industry and remain committed to keeping our clients informed and compliant with the Department of Homeland Security.
 
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 www.descartes.com.


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