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Lift Off Distribution Improves Delivery Efficiency With Descartes' Route Planning Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Lift Off Distribution, the third largest Red Bull Energy Drink distributor in the U.S., is using the Descartes Route Planner™ RS solution to enhance its private fleet operations. Lift Off Distribution is attaining better levels of customer service and greater operational efficiencies by optimizing distribution territories, route plans and delivery frequency across a variety of customers and 7-Eleven stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

"Lift Off Distribution is privileged to represent a world-class brand, and we work daily to ensure that we're executing the highest level of service that is deserving of Red Bull," said Bryan Glover, General Manager, Lift Off Distribution. "By automating route planning, we're no longer reliant on manual processes and physical maps. Our delivery days are much more tightly managed, and our drivers are servicing smaller territories, yet making more deliveries. Our customers appreciate the increase in our delivery efficiency, particularly 7-Eleven, as the Descartes solution has allowed us to develop dedicated routes for the chain's Red Bull deliveries."

Descartes Route Planner™ RS helps evaluate geographic distribution and sales potential for each customer to build optimal territories and delivery plans based on available fleet resources, field personnel and delivery requirements. It enhances the performance by optimizing delivery frequency while minimizing route distance and time, and maximizing vehicle utilization and driver productivity. Descartes Route Planner™ RS supports a wide range of business environments and fully integrates with Descartes' dispatch and mobile solutions.

"We're pleased that our technology supports Lift Off Distribution's objective to provide best-in-class delivery performance for Red Bull," said Andrew Rosko, Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes. "Determining how to efficiently deliver orders while maximizing customer service can be challenging, and Descartes' route planning solutions can help distribution intensive companies, like Lift Off Distribution, better balance service levels, delivery costs and asset utilization."

About Lift Off Distribution

Lift Off Distribution LLC, as the exclusive off-premise distributor of Red Bull Energy Drink for Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, works daily to ensure that we are executing the highest level of service that is deserving of the brand. Red Bull is a world-class brand, available in 162 countries, and we know that we are privileged to represent it.

About Descartes

Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) 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 220,000 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 multimodal 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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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