FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in logistics technology, announced at its Global User & Partner Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida that Joseph Cory Holdings, a leader in "last mile" delivery services, received the prestigious Descartes Innovation & Excellence Award.

Joseph Cory has provided high-quality "last mile" delivery services for leading retailers since 1934. With a commitment to quality services for its customers, Joseph Cory has grown to be one of the leading providers of "white glove" home delivery services in the United States and throughout the Caribbean. The company has been successfully using Descartes' Route Planner On-Demand solution for over two years.

As part of Descartes' Routing, Mobile and Telematics suite, Descartes Route Planner On-Demand is a cloud-based solution that combines route planning and mobile technology to allow customers to build optimal routes, and dispatch and track the progress of the deliveries on those routes.

"Consistently delighting our customers with a positive home delivery experience is key to our growth," said Marin Dragojevic, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Joseph Cory. "Descartes' Route Planner On-Demand is integral to maintaining that consistency daily throughout our operations and has helped us transform our business as we have grown. The integrated routing, mobile and telematics platform provides us with a path to continue to improve our customer service and productivity while meeting new over-the-road safety regulatory requirements."

Joseph Cory's decision to deploy Descartes' Route Planner On-Demand for its operations is based on the solution's ability to deliver rapid time-to-value. Key factors included the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution's easy-to-use web-native architecture and the integrated wireless communication capabilities, which allows for quick and low-cost implementation, while maintaining the flexibility to tailor the solution to their customers' unique needs. The pay-as-you-go subscription model allows Joseph Cory to minimize capital investment and align costs with use of the solution.

"Our relationship with Joseph Cory has been a true partnership. We are glad to have an industry leader such as Joseph Cory work with us to make Route Planner On-Demand the leading SaaS solution for last mile delivery," said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy at Descartes. "Because of their leadership and the results they have achieved, we were honored to present them with an Innovation & Excellence award at this year's Global User and Partner Conference."

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in logistics technology. If logistics is critical to your business, Descartes connects the people and technology to put your organization in motion. We extend the command of logistics operations, helping the world's largest and most connected logistics community to quickly reduce costs, improve service and comply with customs and transportation regulations. Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the power of the Global Logistics Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal network, with the industry's broadest array of modular and interoperable web and wireless logistics applications. At our core, Descartes' team of industry-leading logistics experts is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions while working closely with our customers to help ensure their success. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.

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