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Lawson Software Opens the Lawson Philippine Solution and Services Center

  • 20 September, 2006 17:25

<p>Lawson taps into the country’s high-tech workforce while expanding its global reach</p>
<p>Asia Pacific - Sept. 2006 – Lawson Software has announced the opening of the Lawson Philippine Solution and Services Center (PSSC). The Lawson PSSC, located at Net2 in Fort Bonifacio’s Global City, Metro Manila, will create hundreds of career-oriented jobs for technology professionals in the Manila area. As one of Lawson’s Global Support Centers, the PSSC will provide direct customer support as well as research and development, professional services, and internal shared services to support the company’s growing global business.</p>
<p>Lawson has established a strong PSSC management team, which has already hired more than 120 technology professionals to ramp-up operations. The company plans to nearly double the number of employees at the PSSC this year, and expand to nearly 400 employees by the end of 2007.</p>
<p>“Unlike many technology companies that hire employees for short-term, project-specific activities, we are creating possibilities for people to launch careers with a leading global software company,” said Jim Sanderson, vice president and chairman of Lawson PSSC.</p>
<p>Based in the United States, Lawson is expanding its global reach in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We are aligning our global resources to make it simpler for our customers to do business with us, and Lawson’s new operation in the Philippines is just one example of how we are achieving that goal,” said Harry Debes, Lawson president and chief executive officer.</p>
<p>“By establishing this facility in Manila, we can access a strong pool of technology professionals and further enhance our applications and service to customers.”</p>
<p>Lawson chose to locate the PSSC in the Philippines over other potential locations due to strong government infrastructure investment, a stable, quality workforce and support offered by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). “Having a software industry leader like Lawson in our community shows the great talent available in our country,” said Ma. Lilia de Lima, PEZA director general. “It also validates the emergence of the Philippines as a sophisticated and growing technology center.”</p>
<p>About Lawson Software</p>
<p>Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Lawson’s solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Asset Management and industry-tailored applications. Lawson solutions assist customers in simplifying their businesses or organizations by helping them streamline processes, reduce costs and enhance business or operational performance. Lawson is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., USA, and has offices around the world. Visit Lawson online at</p>
<p>Forward-Looking Statements</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements that contain risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements contain statements of intent, belief or current expectations of Lawson Software and its management. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company is not obligated to update forward-looking statements based on circumstances or events that occur in the future. Risks and uncertainties that may cause such differences include but are not limited to: uncertainties in Lawson’s ability to realize synergies and revenue opportunities anticipated from the Intentia International acquisition; uncertainties in the software industry; global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries; increased competition and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and as included in Lawson Holding’s Form S-4 Proxy Statement/Prospectus filed with the Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.</p>

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