Descartes buys Aljex to expand solutions for freight brokers and transporters

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February 5, 2018: In order to further expand its solutions for freight brokers and transportation providers, Descartes Systems Group recently acquired New Jersey-based Aljex Software for $32.4 million.

Aljex is a cloud-based service provider for back-office transportation management solutions for freight brokers and transportation providers. 

In the last 20 years Aljex has provided end-to-end solutions to freight brokers and transportation providers, thanks to its robust platform, backed by deep domain expertise.  

Currently used by nearly 400 customers in North America to plan and execute nearly three million freight moves per year, the solutions of Aljex has helped customers automate their business processes, and create electronic documents, which is critical for executing transportation moves. 

With Aljex’s solutions, customers can manage the lifecycle of a shipment from order creation to execution, besides real-time tracking with connectivity to the Descartes MacroPoint network.

“Managing the capacity on trucks profitably while meeting increasingly high customer delivery expectations is a complex task,” said Tom Heine, CEO of Aljex Software Inc.

“Aljex helps in solving unique problems faced by freight brokers and transportation providers in this demanding environment.  The solutions can also be utilised by large fleet operators looking to broker their own excess capacity and improve truck utilization,” said Heine.

"Descartes has a long-standing association with Aljex in providing end-to-end solutions for the freight broker community in North America,” said Edward Ryan, CEO of Descartes. 

“We now have an opportunity to fully integrate Aljex into our global logistics network. By doing so, we will be able to provide our customers with improved access to track shipments, and offer the ability to better utilise increasingly scarce carrier capacity,” said Ryan.

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