ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov 15, 2010 — Lawson Software (Nasdaq:LWSN) today announced it has been named a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group’s latest vendor landscape report titled “Select an HR Management System.” Lawson was one of three companies to receive this top ranking out of seven major pure-play and suite human resource (HR) management system vendors. It was the only HR suite solutions provider recognized as a Champion. The Lawson Human Capital Management System received high scores across each of the evaluation categories, and received special distinction for its product features, usability and affordability. The report is available at www.lawson.com/infotechreport.
Info-Tech Research Group’s vendor landscapes recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group vendor landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. Champions are regarded as industry trendsetters and are recognized for “having a strong market presence and offering excellent value.”
The report states: “Lawson provides a wide range of purchasing options, and as a leader in the healthcare space and other important industries, the company does an exceptional job of placing a strong emphasis on its verticals.”
Lawson Human Capital Management products have shown growth over the past year as customer interest in full-suite HR solutions and Talent Management functionality remains strong across many sectors. The sustained innovation of the company’s Human Capital Management solutions has helped Lawson meet customer needs and drive its success in the market. Most recently at the annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition, Lawson announced the release of a new version of its talent management software, Lawson Talent Management version 3.4. This latest version provides organizations with enhanced tools to help promote operational efficiency and improve insight into key workforce data.
“Our customers are looking for a strong solution for their core HR processes as well as advanced Talent Management functionality – and we deliver both with flexible deployment options,” said Larry Dunivan, senior vice president of Human Capital Management Products for Lawson. “This ranking is really a testament to the range and depth of high quality HR solutions we offer, and we are pleased to be recognized as a leading provider in the HR space. We are constantly working to enhance our products to offer our customers access to the best tools and resources to help them be more strategic in meeting their HR goals.”
More than 1,400 companies use Lawson Human Capital Management applications to help manage talent, automate administrative HR processes and help HR staff focus on more strategic, value-added employee initiatives. The Lawson Human Capital Management System is comprised of three suites, including Talent Management, Human Resource Management and Workforce Management. These application suites provide organizations with the information they need to help maximize workforce potential while helping HR leaders contribute to organizational excellence in direct support of business operations.
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About Lawson Software
Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,500 customers in equipment service management and rental, fashion, food & beverage, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, public sector (United States), service industries, and strategic human capital management across 40 countries. Lawson Software is a global provider of enterprise software, services and support to customers primarily in three sectors: services, trade and manufacturing/distribution. Lawson’s solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Human Capital 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. For Lawson’s listing on the First North exchange in Sweden, Remium AB is acting as the Certified Adviser.
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