updated 10/12/2010 6:45:28 AM ET 2010-10-12T10:45:28

Descartes Mobile Resource Management (MRM) 2.0 Improves Route Planning and Fleet Management in 13 Cities Across Jiangsu Province

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced that its United-by-Design partner New Trend International Logistics Technology Ltd. (NTI) deployed a Descartes Mobile Resource Management (MRM) 2.0 solution at Jiangsu Tobacco.

Jiangsu Tobacco selected Route Planner RS, part of the Descartes MRM 2.0 solution, to plan efficient delivery of its products to customers. Descartes' Route Planner RS solution is now deployed and fully operational across 13 major cities of Jiangsu Provence in China.

"This project highlights the importance and need for proven route planning solutions that deliver a fast return on investment for our customers," said Raymond Cheung, Vice President of NTI. "We are excited to deploy our first Descartes solution at Jiangsu Tobacco. We look forward to future projects in additional provinces and other logistics-intensive markets in China and our continued strong partnership with Descartes."

The MRM 2.0 solution brings about significant improvements in Jiangsu Tobacco's delivery productivity and performance. Some Descartes customers have reported that Descartes' route planning solutions have increased completed daily deliveries by 15%, dropped fuel consumption by 10% and improved vehicle utilization by 20%.

"We were pleased to assist NTI deliver on this first important project and to welcome Jiangsu Tobacco to our federated network," said Chris Jones, Executive Vice President Solutions & Services at Descartes. "As a recognized innovator in its industry and an early adopter of new technologies to improve business operations, Jiangsu Tobacco shares one of Descartes' primary goals of increasing customer value and delivering superior customer service."

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the premier provider of Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) unites global businesses and trading partners, allowing them to collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize productivity and efficiency. Trading partners that connect to the GLN join Descartes' Federated Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http://www.descartes.com and http://blog.descartes.com .

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About Jiangsu Tobacco and NTI

Jiangsu Tobacco is one of the 33 provincial tobacco companies of China Tobacco. For more information about Jiangsu Tobacco visit http://www.tobacco.gov.cn/html/index.html .

NTI was established in 2000 in Shenzhen China. They are a professional material handling systems technology company specialized in logistics technological transformation, logistics solutions, logistics system integration and logistics software development. NTI is headquartered in Shenzhen city, with a staff of over 200. For more information about NTI visit www.nti56.com .

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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