Goto AZ Planning Automates Home Delivery Service in Japan With Cloud-Based Descartes/CTC Solution

Goto AZ Planning Automates Home Delivery Service in Japan With Cloud-Based
Descartes/CTC Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive
businesses in commerce, announced that Goto AZ Planning, a leading home care
rental company in Japan, has automated its home delivery operations with a
combined cloud-based solution from Descartes and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions
Corporation (CTC), a Descartes 'United by Design' partner.

The cloud-based home delivery solution, called Supply Chain Network
Controller, includes Descartes' Reservations, Route Planner and Mobile
applications. It allows Japanese retailers to quickly deploy a comprehensive
home delivery solution that starts with real-time delivery appointment
scheduling during the customer ordering process and finishes with
Android-based mobile proof-of-delivery at customer receipt. Currently, Goto AZ
is using Descartes' Reservations and Route Planner solutions as part of its
overall delivery system.

"At Goto AZ Planning, we aim to provide our customers with what is needed such
as the information, the service and the products when they are needed," said
Sae Hamaguchi, Senior Director of System Planning at Goto AZ. "Our delivery
system's innovation allows us to clearly know the status of each resource and
share the planning information between the sales drivers at the customers'
sites and the operators at the call center. And that can drastically reduce
the workload of the people who are in charge of the route planning and

"We've worked with Descartes to deliver a cloud-based solution for the
Japanese market that provides differentiated customer service," said Shun
Ando, General Manager, SaaS division of CTC. "Because of our prepackaged
approach and the solution's comprehensive functionality and cloud
infrastructure, customers are able to quickly adopt the superior home delivery
capabilities and cost reduction benefits."

"Our alliance with CTC extends Descartes' advanced home delivery solution to
include Japanese retail market requirements, such as prebuilt consumer
delivery appointment scheduling screens that can be embedded directly in the
customer's website or point-of-sale systems," said Chris Varney, Vice
President Global Alliances & Channels. "We're pleased that the combination of
our unique home delivery technology and CTC's cloud-based service is
delivering significant value to customers like Goto AZ Planning."

About Goto AZ Planning

Goto AZ Planning was established in 1991. The company operates retail stores
in western Japan and provides delivery of the home care products, bedding and
water dispensers direct to homes and facilities for the elderly. Its aim is to
support the family member to have a more comfortable life by caring for the
elderly. More information on Goto AZ Planning is available at

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 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

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