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Descartes Systems Group: Smartwares(R) Outsources Business-to-Business (B2B) Messaging to Descartes

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems
Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting
logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Smartwares, a
leading consumer goods company offering design-oriented home essentials,
outsourced its business-to-business (B2B) communications to Descartes to help
it reduce costs and support its acquisition-based growth strategy.

"Running optimally becomes more challenging as we continually acquire new
companies, each with their own systems and logistics processes," said René
Geelhuyzen, IT Director, Smartwares. "This is why we made the decision to
rely on Descartes to manage our EDI messaging. Not only does Descartes'
cloud-based Messaging Gateway help us run more efficiently, it also assists
us in avoiding critical disruptions in the flow of orders to our customers."

As part of Descartes' Global Logistics Network, Descartes' cloud-based
Messaging Gateway acts as the hub for all electronic communications in
Smartwares' business ecosystem. The flow of logistics and commercial data is
centrally managed and monitored across business units and trading partners to
help improve data accuracy, maintain highly consistent processes, and ensure

"We're privileged to be working with Smartwares to help ensure that their
logistics operations run smoothly and support their growth strategy," said
Fred van der Heide, Vice President of Product Strategy at Descartes.
"Descartes' comprehensive B2B outsourcing services combined with our in-depth
knowledge of international communications standards helps organizations
better manage mission critical business data from disparate systems inside
their operations and across their trading partners."

About Smartwares

Smartwares is a fast-growing consumer goods company offering a rich selection
of smart home essentials - crisp, clever, well-designed products to use in
and around the home. Smartwares is active in 4 business areas - Home
Improvement, Home Monitoring, Home Appliances, and Home Care. Brands of
Smartwares are amongst others: Sorbo, Princess, Tristar and HomeWizard.
Smartwares realizes with 1.000 employees a turnover of € 500 mln. The company
is owned by H2 Equity Partners, NPM Capital, ABN Amro Participaties and
Smartwares management.

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 atwww.descartes.com.

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

Media Contact Descartes EMEA
Renate Kok
Tel.: +31 (0)33 460 6273


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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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