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Descartes Route Planner(TM) On-Demand SuiteApp Achieves 'Built for NetSuite' Verification

WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced today that its Route Planner™ On-demand SuiteApp has achieved 'Built for NetSuite' verification. The new SuiteApp, built using NetSuite's SuiteCloud Computing Platform, provides an easy way to plan, optimize, dispatch, track and monitor delivery fleets in real-time. This on-demand fleet management solution optimizes both static routes and dynamic routes to maximize efficiency by taking into account geographic zones, time windows and other physical constraints when planning delivery fleets.

'Built for NetSuite' is a program for NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) partners. It provides them with information, resources and a method to verify that their applications and integrations, built using the NetSuite SuiteCloud Computing Platform, meet NetSuite standards and best practices. The Built for NetSuite program is designed to give NetSuite customers additional confidence that SuiteApps have been built to meet these standards.

Descartes Route Planner™ On-demand SuiteApp is an Integration-as-a-Service product developed and powered by NetSuite partner Celigo that provides an automated integration between NetSuite and Descartes Route Planner On-demand.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Optimize, dispatch, track and monitor delivery fleets in real-time;
  • Reduce fuel, labor and vehicle costs through streamlined route planning;
  • Export sales orders from NetSuite to Descartes Route Planner™ On-demand;
  • Import sales order updates (updated schedules and statuses) from Descartes Route Planner™ On-demand; and
  • SaaS delivery model and full mobile integration.

"We're excited that our partnership with NetSuite enables customers to benefit from an extended ERP footprint with integrated capabilities for optimal route planning, route execution, driver and vehicle performance management," said Chris Varney, Vice President Global Alliances & Channels at Descartes.

"The Descartes Route Planner™ On-demand SuiteApp provides a great opportunity for our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers to extend their NetSuite instance to meet a vertical industry need," said Guido Haarmans, NetSuite Vice President of Technology Partnerships. "We are pleased to offer this verified SuiteApp that can help improve customer satisfaction through predictable on-time delivery to NetSuite users."

For information about 'Built for NetSuite' SuiteApps, please visit www.netsuite.com/BuiltforNetSuite. For more information about the integrated solution, please visit www.suiteapp.com.

About SuiteCloud

NetSuite's SuiteCloud is a comprehensive offering of cloud-based products, development tools and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing. Based on NetSuite, the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, SuiteCloud enables customers to run their core business operations in the cloud, and software developers to target new markets quickly with newly-created mission-critical applications built on top of mature and proven business processes. The complete SuiteCloud offering includes NetSuite's multi-tenant, always-on SaaS infrastructure; the NetSuite Business Suite of applications (Accounting/ERP, CRM and Ecommerce); and the NS-BOS Development Platform.

The SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) is a comprehensive developer program for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who build apps for SuiteCloud. All available SuiteApps are listed on SuiteApp.com, a single-source online marketplace where NetSuite customers can find applications to meet specific business process or industry-specific needs. For more information on SuiteCloud and the SDN program, please visit: http://www.netsuite.com/developers.

NetSuite, the NetSuite logo and Built for NetSuite are service-marks or trademarks of NetSuite Inc.

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.

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 including Descartes' most recently filed management's discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. 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, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Global Media Contact Mavi Silveira Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416 msilveira@descartes.com

Source:Descartes Systems Group