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Descartes, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Form Global B2B Alliance

[Waterloo, CANADA] The Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX, TSE:DSG), a provider of global Internet logistics solutions, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, one of the largest management and IT consulting firms in the world, have forged an alliance to provide B2B Internet fulfillment solutions to multiple industries, including high tech, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, retail and automotive.

Under the agreement, the companies will engage in joint marketing, sales and operations activities to further accelerate the growth of Descartes' Global Logistics Network and strengthen Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's global presence.

The new partners will use Descartes' DeliveryNet technology and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's consulting services to build a high performance fulfillment network. The DeliveryNet solution will enable clients to rapidly connect their trading partners to one network, providing end-to-end visibility and an accelerated flow of goods throughout their logistics networks.

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young will provide the client companies with systems integration, implementation, project management, and training for the Descartes technology.

"We have designated Descartes as a Strategic Global Alliance Partner of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young because they are the global leader in Internet logistics," said Phil Robers, Global Supply Chain leader at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

"Descartes has enabled organizations in multiple industries to undergo rapid transformations to the Internet. Descartes' Global Logistics Network is now undergoing accelerated growth, with rapid adoption by companies around the world. Our alliance will leverage the core capabilities of each organization to benefit the global logistics community."

Todays announcement updates earlier agreements between Descartes, Cap Gemini, and Ernst & Young that were announced prior to the acquisition of Ernst & Young's Consulting Services by Cap Gemini. This latest agreement is more global and comprehensive in scope than the earlier agreements, establishing Descartes as a Premier Global Partner of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

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