More responsive, productive and compliant supply chain operations serve as the primary goals behind global solutions provider Descartes’ announcement of further deploying Microsoft Azure. The company confirmed the increased integration will support manufacturers, retailers, distributors and logistics services providers.
“We selected Microsoft Azure for its impressive features, scalability and breath of solutions, and are excited at the value Microsoft’s solutions bring to our logistics solutions,” said Ken Wood, EVP of Product Management at Descartes. “The movement of goods, both domestically and internationally and across multiple modes of transportation, generates massive amounts of data associated with logistics transactions. As supply chain management becomes even more important to companies’ financial success, the ability to derive greater business value from logistics data can help organizations develop strategies and tactics to spur growth and differentiate themselves.”
Descartes currently employs Azure services for research and import/export data, including Descartes Datamyne™ Market Insight and Descartes MacroPoint™ with plans to integrate more of the platform’s solutions portfolio to better support customers by providing the tools necessary to make informed, data-driven decisions, according to the release.
“We are pleased to see companies like Descartes add value by integrating its cloud-based solutions with Microsoft Azure. The deep product integration with Descartes will help to drive the technology-enabled capabilities that its global customers can use to enhance logistical capabilities,” Suzanne Gagliese, VP One Commercial Partner, at Microsoft said.