Smartwares(R) Outsources Business-to-Business (B2B) Messaging to Descartes

Smartwares(R) Outsources Business-to-Business (B2B) Messaging to Descartes

Apr 7, 2014

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes
Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting
logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Smartwares,
a leading consumer goods company offering design-oriented home
essentials, outsourced its business-to-business (B2B) communications to
Descartes to help it reduce costs and support its acquisition-based
growth strategy.

"Running optimally becomes more challenging as we continually acquire
new companies, each with their own systems and logistics processes,"
said Rene Geelhuyzen, IT Director, Smartwares. "This is why we made the
decision to rely on Descartes to manage our EDI messaging. Not only
does Descartes' cloud-based Messaging Gateway help us run more
efficiently, it also assists us in avoiding critical disruptions in the
flow of orders to our customers."

As part of Descartes' Global Logistics Network, Descartes' cloud-based
Messaging Gateway acts as the hub for all electronic communications in
Smartwares' business ecosystem. The flow of logistics and commercial
data is centrally managed and monitored across business units and
trading partners to help improve data accuracy, maintain highly
consistent processes, and ensure reliability.

"We're privileged to be working with Smartwares to help ensure that
their logistics operations run smoothly and support their growth
strategy," said Fred van der Heide, Vice President of Product Strategy
at Descartes. "Descartes' comprehensive B2B outsourcing services
combined with our in-depth knowledge of international communications
standards helps organizations better manage mission critical business
data from disparate systems inside their operations and across their
trading partners."

About Smartwares

Smartwares is a fast-growing consumer goods company offering a rich
selection of smart home essentials - crisp, clever, well-designed
products to use in and around the home. Smartwares is active in 4
business areas -- Home Improvement, Home Monitoring, Home Appliances,
and Home Care. Brands of Smartwares are amongst others: Sorbo,
Princess, Tristar and HomeWizard. Smartwares realizes with 1.000
employees a turnover of EURO 500 mln. The company is owned by H2 Equity
Partners, NPM Capital, ABN Amro Participaties and Smartwares

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 172,000 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