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Descartes Systems Group: Royal Canin Reduces Costs with Descartes' Route Planning Solution and Expands Use Across France

PARIS, April 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive
businesses in commerce, announced that, Royal Canin, a leading supplier of
pet food in Europe, will expand its use of the Descartes WinRoute(TM) route
planning and optimization solution throughout its operations in France.

"Our initial deployment covered only seven distribution centres, and we
estimate that we've reduced our transport costs by 10% per ton delivered,"
said Frédéric Poirier, Logistics and IT Manager at Royal Canin France.
"Descartes' solution provides us with advanced decision support to create
delivery plans that provide the optimal mix of our own vehicles and third
party contractors required to meet our customer service commitments. We will
roll-out Descartes WinRoute across the rest of our 15 distribution centres in
France to extend the cost savings and operational improvements."

Descartes WinRoute is part of Descartes' comprehensive Routing, Mobile and
Telematics suite. Its powerful optimization engine gives customers advanced
capabilities to reduce costs and improve customer service by maximizing
vehicle and driver utilization, reducing kilometres driven, and improving the
effectiveness and efficiency of planners and dispatchers. The system's
flexible modelling architecture considers different business rules, asset
parameters, driver capabilities, geographic data, and other constraints to
consistently create optimal routes across a broad variety of operational
environments. It also takes into account fluctuating traffic conditions to
produce delivery schedules that better reflect daily driving conditions.

"We're excited about the great results Royal Canin has been able to achieve
and look forward to helping them implement their remaining distribution
centres," said Michel Waterschoot, VP of Mobile Resource Management -
Southern Europe for Descartes. "Descartes WinRoute's comprehensive
capabilities and ease of use is perfect for companies, like Royal Canin, who
want to quickly gain results and expand benefits across their businesses."

About Royal Canin

Royal Canin is a manufacturer of top-quality food products for pets and
distributes its products to specialized circuits such as professional
breeders, veterinary clinics, dog kennels, pet shops and agricultural
cooperatives. For over 40 years, the principle "Dog and Cat first" has guided
Royal Canin in its mission: to provide the most precise and adequate
nutritional answers to the specific requirements of dogs and cats.

Royal Canin has 11 production plants and 4 research&development centers spread
around the globe. Its headquarters are based in Aimargues, France. Royal
Canin has been part of the Mars Group since 2002.

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 172,000 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

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. Readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak
only as of the date made. 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

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

Media Contact EMEA
Renate Kok
Tel: +31 (0)33 460 62 73


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Descartes Systems Group via Globenewswire


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