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New CEO at Descartes
Descartes Systems Group has announced the appointment of Edward J. Ryan as Chief Executive Officer, taking the spot that has been occupied by Art Mesher since

descartes  CEO at Descartes Descartes Systems Group has announced the appointment of Edward J. Ryan as Chief Executive Officer, taking the spot that has been occupied by Art Mesher since 2004. Mr. Ryan has been serving as Descartes’ Chief Commercial Officer since 2011, and served in other roles since joining Descartes in 2000. The announcement comes just 2 weeks after Descartes’ recent user event, and a week before Descartes is due to announce third-quarter fiscal 2014 (Q3FY14) financial results. Although

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Descartes Acquires Exentra


Since righting its ship in 2004 or so, Descartes Systems Group (DSG) has made nearly 20 tuck-in acquisitions to address the needs of multi-modal logistics, global trade, and routing and mobile tracking in the cloud. Painstaking as it is, this is really the only way to master global logistics expertise and deliver solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments. Logistics is the

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Analyzing the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community


Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s writeup on the vendor and find out how Descartes’ solutions can bridge the information gap between logistics organizations, and provide visibility into the entire logistics process.

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Descartes Acquires More Mobility


Descartes Systems Group recently acquired Airclic Inc., a provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based “last mile” logistics processes. Airclic's Perform platform provides configurable mobile technology and advanced electronic proof of delivery (POD) solutions.

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Descartes Plots A Record Course In New Millennium


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What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?


The retail experience is no longer limited to the showroom due to mobile and Web sales, social media, and complex pricing, among other considerations. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how Microsoft’s recently released end-to-end retail solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail, with new point of sale and multi-channel management capabilities can help retailers run their entire business.

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B2B E-business in the Supply Chain: New Services and Technologies Require Companies to Reevaluate Their Strategies


IT groups aspire to standardize on common integration platforms, but the pressure to integrate with business partners quickly often forces companies to favor expediency over strategy. With so many technology choices, it’s important to understand the role each can play when building an overall business-to-business (B2B) strategy. Learn about the four points you should consider when evaluating vendors and service providers.

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Descartes Systems Group: Small Company With Large Ambition


In the increasingly competitive supply chain management marketplace, corporations either advance or are trodden underfoot. Descartes' acquisitions over the last few years demonstrate that its management is committed to establishing a dominant position in the Internet fulfillment and collaboration software market. In spite of recent losses, Descartes has the potential to pose serious competition for other vendors in the e-fulfillment market, such as SAP, i2, and Oracle. Success will depend primarily on Descartes ability to put its bold vision to work.

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A Closeup of Descartes-The Executives’ Viewpoint


In the first part of this feature series on Descartes, we discussed the vendor’s approach on simplifying global logistics. To discuss further Descartes’ ambitious value prop and current state of affairs, we recently talked to the company’s top executives. TEC: Your sustained results appear to be at odds with those of mainstream enterprise resource planning (ERP)/supply chain management (SCM

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i2 Technologies: Is the Boom Over?


Seemingly unaffected by market downturns and Y2K, i2 Technologies regularly astounds the enterprise applications software industry with record-breaking financial results. In the wake of its most recent triumph, few would imagine that i2 shows signs of decline.

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