WATERLOO, Ontario, February 26, 2013 -- Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, a leading distributor of wines, spirits and beer in Michigan, is using Descartes Mobile for Android to improve delivery performance across its fleet. Descartes Mobile is a cloud-based solution that is part of Descartes’ integrated Routing, Mobile and Telematics offering.
"Integrating real-time field data is critical to ensure the maximum performance of our delivery operations. With Descartes Mobile for Android, we’re able to upgrade to the latest mobile technology and improve our infield capabilities," said Lou Grech-Cumbo, Executive Vice President - Operations of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits. "We’re using Descartes Mobile for Android as part of an integrated routing and mobile solution from Descartes to standardize our logistics processes, and integrate our acquisitions. As a result, we’ve improved the efficiency of our logistics operations and enhanced customer service.”
Descartes Mobile for Android helps enterprises manage drivers on delivery routes and mobile workers by providing them with the stop sequence, order details and turn-by-turn driving instructions. The solution helps enterprises capture route status and other critical information while interacting with the customer. Descartes Mobile is available on multiple operating systems, such as Android, in multiple languages, and on multiple hardware platforms.
As part of Descartes' cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes' integrated routing, mobile and telematics solutions are designed to help companies, such as Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, create optimal delivery routes, manage the execution of those routes, and capture critical customer information and driver and vehicle performance in real-time. With Descartes, organizations are better able to manage the challenges that occur during the delivery process, as well as, provide better and more cost effective customer service.
"We’re privileged to work with industry leaders such as Great Lakes Wine & Spirits," said Lee Karlinsky, Vice President of Alliances & Corporate Accounts at Descartes. "Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is at the forefront of using integrated routing and mobile technology in a closed loop fashion to maximize its productivity and as a platform for consolidation. Descartes Mobile for Android gives them a highly flexible and cost-effective mobile platform for operating their business.”
About Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
In an industry that is observing a rapid rate of consolidation, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits has been organized, establishing its place in that market. Our estimated 900 employees are working together to distribute wine and liquor to restaurants, and retailers all over Michigan. Our goals are continuously evolving. Great Lakes Wine & Spirits aims to develop and expand its Michigan distribution into a regional platform.
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 has over 146,000 parties using its cloud based services. 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.