The deal creates a logistics message exchange between Descartes' cloud-based Global Logistics Network (GLN) and the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application. According to Descartes, the company's partnership with SAP is designed to provide customers with end-to-end shipment visibility and control across the logistics network, and help ensure that supporting customs security and fiscal filings are executed in a safe, seamless and consistent manner. Descartes will provide GLN-based messaging and filing services for cross-border security filings such as ICS and ACE, as well as export and import declarations for forwarders and brokers. The services will draw on the transportation information created by SAP TM, and provide filing-status updates to SAP TM. Designed for logistics operations, Descartes' GLM connects more than 220,000 parties in more than 160 countries. It also supports commercial, customs and product information messaging related to global operations.
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