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Descartes Launches Updated Advanced Home Delivery Solution

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Leading Retailers Across the Globe, Including Restoration Hardware,
Adopting Solution to Help Improve Performance & Customer Service

WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced the launch of its updated home delivery solution. The solution is now being deployed by leading retailers across the globe, including deployments in Australia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Retailers on the forefront of home delivery innovation, including Restoration Hardware, have adopted the solution to help provide differentiated customer service and improved top and bottom line performance in general merchandise, furniture, electronics, grocery and home improvement markets.

As part of Descartes' cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes' home delivery solution is built on an integrated, but modular, architecture comprised of the following:

  • Descartes Reservations™ for delivery appointment scheduling;
  • Descartes Route Planner™ for route optimization, dispatch and tracking;
  • Descartes Mobile™ for wireless communications and mobile applications; and
  • Descartes Notifications™ for automated call-outs.

Descartes Route Planner is unique in that it supports same- and next-day delivery, tight delivery time windows and "white glove" services planning for consumers, while offering retailers "profitable choice" home delivery options. "Profitable choice" allows retailers to increase their revenue through premium delivery windows and value-added services, while reducing costs by offering delivery options that reduce delivery route mileage. The solution includes real-time delivery appointment scheduling, route optimization and execution, mobile applications and notification services, and is available in cloud-based or on-premise configurations.

"Home delivery success for retailers starts when the order is taken," said Chris Jones, EVP Marketing and Services at Descartes. "Because our home delivery solution schedules appointments in real-time at the point of order and evaluates the profit of potential delivery choices, we can provide retailers the ability to offer better customer service, increase their revenue and cut their delivery costs."

Descartes' home delivery solution is being deployed globally and is available in multiple languages, such as French, Spanish, Japanese Korean and Mandarin Chinese. It supports map technology such as Here, Google, Yahoo and Baidu, and a variety of mobile device operating systems such as Android and Microsoft.

Descartes will be demonstrating its advanced home delivery solution at the Omni-Channel Retailing/Home Delivery Summit taking place in London, UK, on October 15th, 2013. More event information is available at www.descartes.com/omni-channel-retailing-home-delivery-summit.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 146,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.

This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

CONTACT: Media Contact Mavi Silveira +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 2416 msilveira@descartes.com

Source:Descartes Systems Group