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Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc.


WATERLOO, Ont.–Descartes Systems Group has acquired Oz Development, Inc., a US-based provider of application integration solutions that help small-to-medium sized businesses automate a number of logistics and supply chain processes.

For over 10 years, Oz has been helping a growing SMB community connect to, and integrate with, ERP, CRM, e-commerce and supply chain platforms. Oz’s solutions address a number of pain points for e-commerce shippers by automating logistics and supply chain processes, including order fulfilment, inventory management/scanning, and shipping, the company said.

“The e-commerce market in North America continues to grow as consumer buying patterns and expectations evolve,” said Ken Wood, Executive Vice President Product Management at Descartes. “A large portion of this growth in the market is being addressed by the SMB community, where companies typically don’t have a fleet of vehicles and rely on third parties, such as UPS, for the final-mile delivery.  By combining with Oz, we can better address this segment of the retail community and extend the reach of our Global Logistics Network to drive more logistics messaging and application adoption.”

“We welcome the Oz employees, customers and partners to the Descartes community,” said Edward J. Ryan, Descartes’ CEO. “The Oz team brings deep domain expertise to Descartes for supply chain challenges in the SMB market.  We’re excited by the opportunity to leverage this domain expertise to expand beyond what Oz does today and to provide Oz’s customers with access to the complementary solutions available on Descartes’ Global Logistics Network.”