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Barry Callebaut Selects Descartes to Enhance Global Transportation Management

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WATERLOO, Ontario, 2016-07-18 12:45 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Barry Callebaut Group, a world leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has selected Descartes’ cloud-based transportation management solution to enhance its global shipping processes, performance, and visibility.

“Barry Callebaut operates 52 factories across four continents and serves customers in more than 100 countries. We needed a transportation management solution to automate existing manual processes in order to operate more efficiently and better track the thousands of containers we ship annually,” said Martin Kaeshammer, Cocoa Planner - Global Planning Cocoa at Barry Callebaut Group. “Descartes’ solution helps us improve supply chain transparency, reduce stock-in-transit and transportation costs, better manage carrier rates and performance, and improve delivery reliability for our factories and end customers.”

Descartes’ next generation, cloud-based transportation management solution helps companies, like Barry Callebaut, reduce complexity and lower logistics spend by automating and effectively managing processes that span the entire shipment lifecycle. The network-based, modular platform provides robust capabilities to convert purchase or sales order data into transport orders, manage carrier contracts, optimize and execute transportation plans, connect to trading partners, track shipments and inventory, audit freight bills, and manage supplier and carrier performance.

“We’re pleased to help Barry Callebaut reduce costs and administrative effort with enhanced electronic processes to better manage shipments, carriers, lanes and lead times across their international supply chain,” said Paul Simon Thomas, SVP Sales EMENAR at Descartes. “Our transportation management solution portfolio delivers rapid time-to-value for both domestic and international supply chains. Its flexible and modular architecture can be implemented quickly as a whole or as individual business needs dictate across truck, air, parcel and ocean transportation modes.”

About Barry Callebaut 
The Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers and runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 9,000 people. For more information about Barry Callebaut, please visit www.barry-callebaut.com.

About Descartes
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) 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. Customers use our modular, cloud-based 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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 
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 including Descartes most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. 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, except as required by law.

         Global Media Contact
         Mavi Silveira
         Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416
         msilveira@descartes.com

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