DAILY NEWS Dec 23, 2013 1:09 PM - 0 comments

Descartes acquires Impatex and Compudata

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2013-12-23

WATERLOO, Ont.--Descartes Systems Group has acquired Impatex Freight Software Limited and Compudata

Impatex is a provider of electronic customs filing and freight forwarding solutions in the UK, and brings more than 200 freight forwarder customers to Descartes’ Global Logistic Network, with the majority of these in the UK. 

“Impatex has been developing its feature-rich, UK customs compliance platform in a transaction-based revenue business model for more than 20 years,” said Edward J. Ryan, Descartes’ CEO. “Impatex strengthens Descartes’ Customs and Regulatory Compliance platform with additional functionality and a broader set of services for the UK market. In addition, Impatex’s NetFreight forwarding application provides an agile operations platform for smaller forwarders to address local needs while extending their business reach and efficiency through integration with Descartes’ Global Logistics Network.”

“We welcome Impatex and its customers to the Descartes community”, said Richard Dobber, SVP of European Sales at Descartes. “We look forward to helping Descartes’ Global Logistics Network customers further enhance their own logistics operations through access to Impatex’s logistics community and market-leading UK compliance solutions. At the same time, we’re very excited to introduce Descartes’ logistics management portfolio to Impatex customers, helping them connect to the global logistics community and operate even more efficiently and effectively.”

Impatex is headquartered in Cadnam, UK. 

In related news, Descartes has acquired Compudata, to enhance its European B2B Supply Chain Integration Solution Suite.

Compudata is a provider of B2B supply chain integration and e-invoicing solutions in Switzerland.

Compudata’s network (B2BNet) serves a diverse community of trading partners, helping them connect, collaborate and seamlessly exchange electronic data. Compudata also provides e-invoicing and e-archiving functionality essential in international trade and transportation transactions, said a release. 

Compudata is headquartered in Murten, Switzerland. 



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