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Woolworths Supports Online Retail Growth With Descartes/Bestrane Cloud-Enabled Home Delivery Solution

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WATERLOO, Ontario, July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, has deployed Descartes Route Plannerā„¢ and cloud-based Descartes Mobileā„¢ with The Bestrane Group, a Descartes 'United by Design' partner in Australia, to support increased growth of its online grocery business.

"The Woolworths online grocery business has grown at a significant pace and this trend continues to accelerate," said Roger Steele, Head of Online Operations at Woolworths Supermarket. "The Descartes/Bestrane solution helps us address complex delivery requirements that contribute to customer satisfaction and an enhanced online ordering experience. It meets our needs today, and is capable of providing increased functionality as we expand and take on greater omni-channel retailing challenges."

"The Descartes Route Planner Suite combines planning, execution and comprehensive reporting to provide genuine route optimization with fully-integrated route tracking and execution via mobile devices. For Woolworths, the solution has contributed to a significant improvement in productivity and on-time delivery performance," said Dave Sanders, Managing Director of Bestrane. "The complete solution is also rapid to deploy with Woolworth sites across the country fully operational in less than 5 months."

"We are pleased to help Woolworths transform home delivery into a significant competitive advantage for omni-channel retailing," said Lee Karlinsky, VP of Alliances & Corporate Accounts at Descartes.  "As a retail market leader, they are utilising innovative technology to drive differentiated customer service using Descartes' leading-edge home delivery solution."

About Woolworths

Woolworths is an Australian company that was founded in 1924 in Sydney using the key principle: "Every man, woman and child needs a handy place where good things are cheap". This principle is just as important today as it was in 1924 and we work hard to live up to this vision by offering the best possible convenience, value, range and quality to the 28 million customers we serve each week. Woolworths has more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand that span food, liquor, petrol, general merchandise, home improvement and hotels. Woolworths is a proud, home-grown Australian business, employer of more than 195,000 people and committed business partner of many thousand local farmers, producers and manufacturers. Learn more at www.woolworths.com.au

About Bestrane

The Bestrane Group was founded to address the gap in market between traditional management consultants and technology vendors. Bestrane combines 'real-world' and extensive operationally based industry knowledge with expertise in specific best of breed software applications and related consultancy services to deliver a unique blend of technology enabled solutions. This results in Bestrane's capability to engineer solutions representing genuine value for money with a solid track record of substantial ROI's and real bottom-line impact to each customer. These solutions can be delivered either via managed service whereby clients pay a monthly fee for an outcome based service or the traditional provision of licence, maintenance and implementation services. Bestrane is the sole authorised distributor of the Descartes Transport Management Suite in Australian and New Zealand. Learn more at http://www.bestrane.com.au/

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 .

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 based.

CONTACT: Media Contact
         Mavi Silveira
         +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416
         msilveira@descartes.com

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