WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Shred-it, a global leader in information security and document destruction services, is expanding its use of Descartes Route Planner™ to better serve its growing worldwide customer base and improve fleet productivity.

"By offering exceptional service to our customers and leveraging our strong financial foundation, Shred-it has established successful operations in North America and across much of Western Europe," said Jeff Reis, Shred-it's Vice President of Technology Services. "Descartes Route Planner has a unique enterprise architecture that enables us to use a single instance of the solution to manage our growing global fleet of more than 2,000 vehicles. This allows us to standardize processes across the world, yet take into account complex business requirements that are unique at a country level. We're excited to build on our successful relationship with Descartes as we continue to expand internationally."

As part of Descartes' comprehensive fleet management solution suite, Descartes Route Planner provides modular capabilities for advanced route optimization, delivery appointment scheduling, real-time dispatch and GPS-based tracking. The solution's enterprise architecture allows companies, such as Shred-it, to extend their deployments beyond traditional geographic boundaries in order to centrally manage operations and have a single view to enterprise activity. Global and local configurations can be applied as required, while sophisticated role-based access control ensures that users only access appropriate data and system capabilities. Descartes Route Planner is Web-based and architected to use industry standard hardware and software to scale and provides advanced system management features such as fault tolerance.

"We're pleased by the success Shred-it has achieved with its global deployment of our fleet management solution and excited that they have chosen to expand their relationship with us," said Ken Wood, EVP of Product Management at Descartes. "Descartes Route Planner was built based upon our unique experience in helping global enterprises better run their logistics operations. It has a proven track record of delivering value to enterprises that want a single solution with the ability to meet their global requirements, while supporting the complexity and flexibility driven by the needs of their local operations."

About Shred-it

Shred-it is a world-leading information security company providing information destruction services that ensure the security and integrity of its clients' private information. The company operates in 170 markets throughout 18 countries worldwide, servicing more than 300,000 global, national and local businesses. For more information, visit www.shredit.com.

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 200,000 connected 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; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.

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