WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Sears Holdings Corp., a leading integrated retailer, has selected Descartes' home delivery solution to enhance its ability to serve customers and improve the efficiency of its home delivery operations.
"Customer service is of paramount importance to Sears Holdings, our members and customers. We continue to make investments to remain a leader in home delivery," said Jeff Starecheski, Vice President Logistics Services at Sears Holdings. "We chose Descartes' home delivery solution because of its innovative approach and comprehensive capabilities from delivery appointment scheduling right through to mobile-enabled proof-of-delivery."
Descartes' cloud-based home delivery solution is deployed globally by leading retailers. The integrated solution is comprised of Descartes Reservations™ for delivery appointment scheduling; Descartes Route Planner™ for route optimization, dispatch and tracking; Descartes Mobile™ for wireless communications and mobile applications; and Descartes Notifications™ for automated call-outs. The solution is available in multiple languages, supports a variety of mapping technologies and mobile device operating systems, and is deployed on a modular basis to accelerate time-to-value.
"We're thrilled to have Sears Holdings as a customer and we're looking forward to helping them quickly introduce enhanced home delivery services for their customers," said Edward J. Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Descartes. "We believe that leading retailers, such as Sears, are turning to Descartes for advanced solutions to differentiate their customer service from the competition."
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 147,000 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 www.descartes.com.
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