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Lawson Software Launches Human Capital Management Solution in ANZ

  • 27 February, 2007 16:06

<p>ANZ – Feb 26, 2007 – Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise software applications, has announced the launch of its Human Capital Management (HCM) solution to the Australia and New Zealand market. The solution, cited as a leading HCM application for the United States’ midmarket by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., will also be available to mid-to large-sized companies in ANZ. (“Lawson is Tackling New Frontiers in HR Management Systems,” Forrester Research, Inc., September 2006.)</p>
<p>Lawson Human Capital Management is suited for companies in Lawson’s targeted industries, including healthcare, retail and government as well as manufacturing and distribution firms in the fashion and food and beverage industries. The launch is the latest move by Lawson to expand product availability and vertical market focus in all of the company’s global markets, including ANZ, following the merger of Lawson and the former Intentia International AB in April 2006.</p>
<p>“Lawson HCM is a powerful tool for companies in the ANZ region,” said Stephen Moore, Managing Director, Lawson Software Australia &amp; New Zealand. “We know there is a significant gap where current solutions either do not adequately meet the functional needs of customers, have little ongoing support and development, or are too complex or costly to manage.”</p>
<p>More than 1,000 companies across the globe benefit from Lawson HCM applications in automating administrative HR processes and helping HR staff focus on more strategic, value-added employee initiatives. Lawson HCM applications provide organizations with the information they need to maximize workforce potential, while helping HR leaders contribute to organizational excellence with applications that directly support business operations.</p>
<p>Lawson’s strategy in ANZ will focus, in part, on companies that purchased HR applications in the past from providers that have since disappeared in the rapidly consolidating enterprise software space and consequently no longer have the support and development they require. Lawson offers a viable alternative to the larger enterprise software providers by offering solutions that are a more attractive, are simpler to own and use, and offer lower total cost of ownership (TCO).</p>
<p>“Our applications are designed with the mid-market in mind, but we offer scalability and flexibility to accommodate growth and global expansion,” said Mr. Moore. “Our HCM solutions align people and processes while helping to transform the role of the human resources professional from being focused on administrative and policy enforcement activities to becoming a strategic partner within an organization.”</p>
<p>According to a Forrester analysis of Lawson entitled Lawson is Tackling New Frontiers in HR Management Systems, the Lawson Human Capital Management suite offers "deep and scalable functionality in core HR transactional processes” and “an expanding strategic process capability.”</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., and has offices around the world. Visit Lawson online at www.lawson.com.</p>
<p>Forward-Looking Statements
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; uncertainties as to when and whether the conditions for the recognition of deferred revenue will be satisfied; 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.</p>

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