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Radishbo-ya Enhances Delivery Service With Descartes' Cloud-Based Route Planning and Mobile Solutions

Radishbo-ya Enhances Delivery Service With Descartes' Cloud-Based Route
Planning and Mobile Solutions

   First Descartes Route Planner and Mobile SaaS Solution Deployed in Japan

WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive
businesses in commerce, announced that Radishbo-ya, a leading Japanese
producer and distributor of fresh, organic vegetables to homes and
supermarkets, has deployed Descartes Route Planner and Descartes Mobile for
Android. Radishbo-ya is using the solution to improve its delivery
capabilities and more efficiently capture customer information. The
software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution was implemented, and is being hosted, by
CTC, a Descartes 'United By Design' partner in Japan.

"Our business has been built on producing fresh, organic vegetables that are
directly and reliably delivered to our customers," said Daisuke Ogata, CEO of
Radishbo-ya. "With Descartes, we're able to create optimal delivery routes,
manage the challenges that occur during the delivery process and automate data
collection at our customer locations. We believe our improved delivery
capabilities will help us to provide better customer service."

As part of Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes' routing and
mobile solutions are designed to help companies, such as Radishbo-ya, create
optimal delivery routes, manage the execution of those routes, and capture
critical customer information in real-time. CTC is offering the integrated
routing and mobile solution as a SaaS service to Japanese customers.

Descartes Route Planner, Dispatch and Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) are
integrated, web-native and multi-lingual solutions that provide enterprises
with a single view into their delivery operations.

Descartes Mobile for Android helps enterprises manage drivers on delivery
routes by providing the drivers with the delivery sequence and turn-by-turn
driving instructions. The solution also helps enterprises capture route status
and other critical information while interacting with the customer. Descartes
Mobile is available on multiple operating systems, in multiple languages,
including Japanese, and on multiple hardware platforms.

"We're pleased that we're helping Radishbo-ya improve its customer service
through advanced route planning and mobile technology," said Junichi Maruta,
General Manager, SaaS division of CTC. "CTC has made a significant commitment
to offering Descartes route planning and mobile solutions in Japan and
Radishbo-ya's success is an important initial step."

"Our success is directly attributable to the success of our customers and
partners," said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at
Descartes. "We look forward to continuing to help innovators, such as
Radishbo-ya, provide superior customer service. We're thrilled to work with
our trusted partner CTC in providing integrated transportation management
solutions to Japanese retailers and distributors."

About Radishbo-ya

"Radishbo-ya", Radishbo-ya Co., Ltd.'s natural and organic food home delivery
service, began operation in January 1988. Currently, Radishbo-ya makes weekly
deliveries of about 8,000 items to 107,000 households throughout Japan, making
it one of the nation's largest distributors of natural & organic farm
products. With contracts with over 2,600 producers and annual sales of ¥220
million, Radishbo-ya is a major supporter of ecological farmers and processed
natural food manufacturers in Japan. Radishbo-ya is not a cooperative, but a
unique membership organization firm that promotes "face to face" communication
between food producers and consumers.

About CTC

Established in 1972, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) provides
advanced IT solutions to enhance enterprise network systems, and offers
various outsourcing services, such as operations by its own data centers. CTC
supports such market segments as telecommunications, broadcasting, finance,
retail, distribution, manufacturing, education, government, medicine,
pharmaceutical, chemicals and apparel. CTC has formed partnerships with
hundreds of leading IT companies from all over the world. These partnerships
range from those with global multinational IT companies to those with highly
focused venture businesses. Around 7,000 people work for CTC throughout Japan,
and our service edge lies in offering one-stop 7 x 24 support in approximately
100 service centers.

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' B2B
network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 63,000 connected
parties to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their
businesses in commerce. 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: Media Contact
         Mavi Silveira
         +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416
         msilveira@descartes.com

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