DALLAS, TX – June 3, 2016 – Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, has expanded its Paragon HDX solution to include a number of last mile fulfillment modules. The software system allows retailers to maximize the performance of their omni-channel fulfillment operations, whether they are using their own fleet, carriers or a mixed fleet. The ability to manage and track order fulfillment through a single system provides better visibility of the delivery process to retailers and consumers alike. This allows retailers to reduce costs and increase first-time delivery success.

Paragon HDX goes beyond simply offering route optimization and configurable time windows by providing retailers with better control over all aspects of last mile order fulfillment. This modular approach enables the system to be used as an end-to-end solution, or to fill the gaps in the retailer’s existing omni-channel fulfillment systems. Paragon customers can take advantage of a comprehensive offering that covers everything from multi-channel order integration and capacity management, through to customer communication, consignment tracking and day of delivery management.

“As customer expectations grow, the cost of order fulfillment becomes more challenging for retailers trying to balance convenience for consumers with operational costs,” explains William Salter, CEO and President of Paragon Software Systems. “The continued move to online shopping has led to added pressure as consumers increasingly expect a variety of guaranteed delivery options and related services. Paragon’s modular system delivers unrivalled visibility throughout the order fulfillment process meaning retailers can be confident in meeting consumers’ increasing demands with a choice of convenient but cost effective delivery options.”

Retailers can benefit from a wide range of functionally-rich software modules* that will strengthen their existing last mile fulfillment operations. Designed to integrate with existing Warehouse Management Systems and Order Management Systems, Paragon HDX delivers proven operational improvements including maximizing the utilization of drivers and vehicles, reducing inbound calls into customer service centers and increasing first time delivery success.

“Paragon itself has a longstanding history in the home delivery sector. Together with Axida, who we acquired last year, we have unrivaled experience gained from working with retailers such as Argos, IKEA and Dreams. As a result, we are now able to offer what we believe to be the most complete and functionally-rich order fulfillment solution currently available in the marketplace,” concludes Salter.

About Paragon Software Systems:

Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,300 systems installed at more than 1,000 client sites in 50 countries worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.paragontruckrouting.com.

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Note to Editors

* Paragon HDX includes Paragon HDX Core, Fulfillment Channel Manager, Local Capacity Manager, Customer Services, Customer Self-Service, Customer Notifications, Parcel Pack & Dispatch, Consignment Tracking, Hub Returns Manager and fleXipod.

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