First Descartes Route Planner and Mobile SaaS Solution Deployed in Japan WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Radishbo-ya, a leading Japanese producer and distributor of fresh, organic vegetables to homes and supermarkets, has deployed Descartes Route Planner and Descartes Mobile for Android. Radishbo-ya is using the solution to improve its delivery capabilities and more efficiently capture customer information. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution was implemented, and is being hosted, by CTC, a Descartes 'United By Design' partner in Japan. "Our business has been built on producing fresh, organic vegetables that are directly and reliably delivered to our customers," said Daisuke Ogata, CEO of Radishbo-ya. "With Descartes, we're able to create optimal delivery routes, manage the challenges that occur during the delivery process and automate data collection at our customer locations. We believe our improved delivery capabilities will help us to provide better customer service." As part of Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes' routing and mobile solutions are designed to help companies, such as Radishbo-ya, create optimal delivery routes, manage the execution of those routes, and capture critical customer information in real-time. CTC is offering the integrated routing and mobile solution as a SaaS service to Japanese customers. Descartes Route Planner, Dispatch and Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) are integrated, web-native and multi-lingual solutions that provide enterprises with a single view into their delivery operations. Descartes Mobile for Android helps enterprises manage drivers on delivery routes by providing the drivers with the delivery sequence and turn-by-turn driving instructions. The solution also helps enterprises capture route status and other critical information while interacting with the customer. Descartes Mobile is available on multiple operating systems, in multiple languages, including Japanese, and on multiple hardware platforms.