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Jumbo Supermarkten Enhances Order-to-Cash Process With Descartes' Cloud-Based Messaging Gateway

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AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands, Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Jumbo Supermarkten, a leading grocery retailer in the Netherlands, expands its outsourcing relationship with Descartes for its entire order-to-cash messaging process. Descartes' cloud-based Messaging Gateway provides Jumbo Supermarkten with reliable supplier connectivity and secure communications exchange that drive operational cost savings.

"Jumbo Supermarkten is focused on providing exceptional service to our customers and collaborating with our trading partners. Descartes is a technology partner that has the same service-oriented attributes and meets our complex messaging requirements," said Enrico de Jong, EDI consultant at Jumbo Supermarkten. "Jumbo Supermarkten uses Descartes' Messaging Gateway to connect and communicate with suppliers and logistics partners. Descartes is a reliable partner in EDI-communication, master-data synchronization and financial data communication with banks. Descartes' solution is the right fit for Jumbo Supermarkten and helps us reduce overall costs through the complete outsourcing of our electronic messaging operations."

Descartes' cloud-based Messaging Gateway centrally handles a broad range of communication protocols, and manages mapping and conversion services to all types of back-office systems. Secure message exchange takes place between trading partners based on digital certificates that validate their authenticity, accuracy and integrity. Customers, like Jumbo Supermarkten, also benefit from continuous proactive monitoring which helps ensure high system availability and reliable performance. Jumbo Supermarkten also uses Descartes' GS1 Data Alignment Service (DAS) to streamline the exchange and synchronization of product data.

"We're excited to extend our relationship with Jumbo Supermarkten," said Fred van der Heide, Vice President of Product Strategy at Descartes. "Descartes enables industry leaders, like Jumbo Supermarkten, to focus on their core business while our connectivity outsourcing solutions help drive service level improvements, productivity gains, and lower overall operational costs."

About Jumbo Supermarkten

Jumbo Supermarkten is the second largest food retailer in the Netherlands, with over 350 supermarkets across the country. Jumbo acquired two other food retail chains: Super de Boer in 2009 and C1000 in 2012. The retail chain realized a turnover in 2012 of 3,228 million Euros. Approximately 27,000 people are currently employed by Jumbo Supermarkten. The main pillar of the company's growth strategy is its customer and service oriented approach. Besides optimal service, the company offers over 32,000 products in its supermarkets, and the lowest price.

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 147,000 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.

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CONTACT: Global Media Contact Mavi Silveira +1(800) 419-8495, poste 202416 msilveira@descartes.com Media Contact EMEA Renate Kok +31 33 460 6273 rkok@descartes.com

Source:Descartes Systems Group