AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Delta Mossel, one of the largest mussel and oyster suppliers in Europe, has automated its operations with electronic communication that meets the compliance requirements of its retail customers using a combined solution from Descartes and partner, Schouw Informatisering. The European food and beverage industry is highly standardized when it comes to the communication of order, delivery, and invoice information. An increasing number of retailers, supermarket retailers in particular, only do business with companies that handle orders and invoices using electronic data interchange (EDI). This requires suppliers, like Delta Mossel, to be EDI compliant in order to exchange the required data and business documents with its customers. As leading technology organizations serving the food retail industry, Schouw and Descartes have developed an integrated EDI solution model that can be implemented rapidly. "We are continuously looking for new ways to innovate. The close collaboration between Descartes and Schouw allowed us to transform our operations by implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV® and SI Foodware® for enterprise resource planning (ERP) combined with Descartes' Go-secure business-to-business (B2B) connectivity service," said Carolein van de Plasse, Sales Manager at Delta Mossel. "The joint solution has enabled us to eliminate many manual procedures, such as order processing using fax and telephone. It is helping us to better service existing customers, as well as generate more business. Our new capability to deliver to the automated DC-Fresh distribution center of Delhaize, a leading grocery chain in Belgium, is just one concrete example." "The combined solution levels the communications playing field for suppliers of all sizes to be able to meet the requirements of enterprises demanding EDI-driven communication," said Danny Cevaal, Commercial Manager at Schouw Informatisering. "Both Schouw and Descartes contributed considerable domain expertise leading to a solution that is reliable, user-friendly, and quickly delivers value."
"For leading companies, like Delta Mossel, the ability to communicate electronically to customers not only contributes to streamlined operations by reducing manual process and inaccuracies, but is a driver for growth," said Fred van der Heide, Vice President of Product Strategy at Descartes. "We are pleased that the collaboration with Schouw has resulted in a combined solution that is delivering value for Delta Mossel and the industry."About Delta Mossel Delta Mossel is a leading supplier of mussels and oysters across Europe. Their many years of experience in mussel and oyster harvesting and processing offer the industry's latest innovations in production methods.. Delta Mossel B.V. in Yerseke, the Netherlands, is at the center of the Delta Group, in which Föhrermuscheln GmbH, Delta Ostrea B.V. and additional mussel and oyster breeding companies are included. Learn more at www.deltamossel.com . About Schouw Automatisering Schouw Informatisering develops, implements and manages integrated company-wide software to automate business processes and information flows for organisations in the food industry. Schouw Informatisering use Microsoft Dynamics NAV® and AX® in combination with SI Foodware®, the high quality food branch specific solutions developed by Schouw Informatisering. Learn more at www.schouw.org . 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 35,000 trading partners 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 . The Descartes Systems Group logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4065 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.
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