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Canada-based Descartes Sys­tems Group, a global leader in unit­ing lo­gis­tic­sin­ten­sive busi­nesses in com­merce, has ac­quired Us-based Aljex Soft­ware, a cloud-based provider of bac-oƥce trans­porta­tion man­age­ment so­lu­tions for freight bro­kers and trans­porta­tion providers.

Descartes ac­quired Aljex for $32.4mn in cash, sat­is­fied from Descartes’ ex­ist­ing ac­qui­si­tion line of credit.

Serv­ing freight bro­kers and trans­porta­tion providers for over 20 years, Aljex has built a ro­bust plat­form backed by deep do­main ex­per­tise. Used by nearly 400 cus­tomers in North Amer­ica to plan and ex­e­cute nearly three mil­lion freight moves per year, the Aljex so­lu­tions help cus­tomers au­to­mate busi­ness pro­cesses and cre­ate elec­tronic doc­u­ments crit­i­cal for ex­e­cut­ing trans­porta­tion moves.

Cus­tomers can man­age the life­cy­cle of a ship­ment from or­der cre­ation through ex­e­cu­tion, in­clud­ing real-time track­ing with con­nec­tiv­ity to the Descartes Macro­p­oint net­work.

Tom Heine, CEO, Aljex, said: “Man­ag­ing the ca­pac­ity on trucks proƥtably while meet­ing in­creas­ingly high cus­tomer de­liv­ery ex­pec­ta­tions is a com­plex task. Our com­pany helps solve the unique prob­lems faced by freight bro­kers and trans­porta­tion providers in this de­mand­ing en­vi­ron­ment. These so­lu­tions can also be utilised by large ƪeet op­er­a­tors look­ing to bro­ker their own ex­cess ca­pac­ity and im­prove truck utilisation.”

Ed­ward J Ryan, CEO, Descartes, said: “Our com­pany has worked with Aljex for a num­ber of years to pro­vide end-to-end so­lu­tions for the freight bro­ker com­mu­nity in North Amer­ica. We now have an op­por­tu­nity to fully in­te­grate Aljex into the global lo­gis­tics net­work. In do­ing so, we can pro­vide cus­tomers with im­proved ac­cess to track ship­ments and the abil­ity to bet­ter utilise in­creas­ingly scarce car­rier ca­pac­ity.”

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