Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announces that International Franchises Limited (IFL) has ensured the efficient and compliant management of its clients’ customs declarations processes with Descartes’ e-Customs™ solution.

Operating since 1936 and based in Gibraltar, International Franchises Limited (IFL) has been trading and franchising since 1985, helping a number of household names such as Debenhams to successfully franchise internationally. In a bid to optimise the export documentation process from the UK to Gibraltar, IFL selected Descartes to streamline the operation and bring the process in-house.

George Russo, Director, IFL, comments, “Following a recommendation from one of our franchise partners we decided to contact the team at Descartes. The implementation of the Descartes e-Customs™ solution has helped to reduce costs and allowed us to better manage the information flow. It also gives us the additional capability to expand our franchise business as we can offer an export capability on behalf of our franchise partners. This is something that could become particularly valuable given the potential export challenges Brexit has yet to present.”

Descartes’ e-Customs™ is a secure, web-based solution that helps shippers and logistics service providers submit data to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) anytime, anywhere. e-Customs™ has helped IFL to maintain a highly efficient customs declarations process, delivering an assured quality service at every step.

Pól Sweeney, Vice President of UK Sales and Business Management at Descartes adds, “We’re pleased to have been able to support IFL with a more efficient operation and a high level of customer service. Customers of all sizes can be assured of the dedicated service they will receive from the expert team at Descartes and the incorporation of this expertise into each of our flexible and scalable web-based Customs and Regulatory Compliance solutions.”