“By joining the Descartes’ United by Design program, we can now extend to our customers additional pre-integrated solutions enhancing the value McLeod provides, saving our mutual customers additional operational costs,” said Tom McLeod, president & CEO of McLeod Software. “Descartes offers a state-of-the-art network and logistics technology with an eye on the future of logistics and the ability to provide these valuable services quickly.”
The program uses Descartes’ Global Logistics Network to add value to a provider’s services, in this case McLeod’s transportation software tools, to create additional value for customers. McLeod will now be able to offer cost savings through improved operational efficiency, which includes electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging, customs filing and compliance solutions.
In addition, the combined logistics community formed by the two companies’ user base can now work together to automate and standardize multi-party business processes for the transportation industry and share critical information to accelerate productivity improvements and cost savings.
“The objective of our United by Design program is to bring together partners serving logistics-intensive organizations and make it easier for our customers to implement and take advantage of these offerings,” said Art Mesher, CEO of Descartes. “The relationship between Descartes and McLeod Software is a prime example of how Descartes is growing its ecosystem of strategic alliances to provide pre-integrated solutions to our communities and improve time-to-value – enabling them to save money now.”