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Detailresult Outsources Business-to-Business (B2B) Messaging & Archiving to Descartes

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Detailresult Group, a leading retail conglomerate in the Netherlands, has outsourced its B2B messaging and archiving operations to Descartes to increase productivity and reduce costs.

Detailresult relies on an ecosystem of over one thousand retail suppliers to serve its 188 stores in the Netherlands, comprised of DekaMarkt and Dirk supermarkets.

"Managing the flow of goods and related data between our suppliers, our warehouses and our stores is complex. Given B2B messaging is not our core business, we sought to outsource this important function to the connectivity experts at Descartes," said Maurice van der Leeden, Manager Applications at Detailresult Group. "Descartes' cloud-based Messaging Gateway and Archiving Services help us to better manage and monitor the flow of electronic commercial and logistics documents across our supplier base, regardless of their size and level of IT sophistication."

Descartes' cloud-based Messaging Gateway and Archiving Services leverage Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN), the standard for multimodal, inter-enterprise electronic data and document exchange. Robust message translation, communication, and trading partner enablement capabilities help make B2B connectivity and collaboration for customers, like Detailresult, more efficient, while providing real-time supply chain visibility and supporting compliance with electronic archiving regulations.

"Detailresult has successfully grown by building and acquiring some of the most well-known and innovative retail outlets in the Dutch market," said Fred van der Heide, Vice President of Product Strategy at Descartes. "We're pleased that our comprehensive B2B outsourcing services, combined with our knowledge and existing reach across the retail ecosystem of suppliers, have enabled Detailresult to effectively outsource their critical electronic communication in order to allow them to focus on running and growing their business."

About Detailresult

Detailresult Group is formed by the merger of the family owned supermarket chains Dirk van den Broek and DekaMarkt. Detailresult is a professional, cost-conscious and ethical company where the wishes of the customers are key. Over 19.000 employees contribute to the growing success of Detailresult Group.

Learn more at: www.detailresult.nl <dutch only>

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 173,000 connected 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; access global trade data; 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.

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CONTACT: Media Contact Descartes Global Mavi Silveira Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416 msilveira@descartes.com Media Contact Descartes EMEA Renate Kok Tel.: +31(0)33 460 6200 ext. 640073 rkok@descartes.com

Source:Descartes Systems Group