SOURCE: The Breakaway Group

August 04, 2008 08:00 ET

Lawson Partners With The Breakaway Group to Speed End-User Adoption

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Lawson Software has partnered with The Breakaway Group to provide customized, end-user learning solutions for more than 2,000 Lawson customers in North America. The Breakaway Group will expand the service offerings for the Lawson Learning Accelerator, a simulation-based training system supporting Lawson enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. Additionally, The Breakaway Group will develop a library of role- and task-based learning simulations to help train users on Lawson S3 applications, including Enterprise Financial Management, Supply Chain Management and Human Capital Management.

"As a Lawson partner, our goal is to create an extraordinary learning experience for Lawson end-users," said Charles Fred, chief executive officer of The Breakaway Group. "We are ecstatic about our long-term relationship with a global enterprise software provider like Lawson and we believe that our respective firms can drive rapid adoption of the Lawson technology."

The Breakaway Group has particular expertise in serving healthcare organizations and is considered one of the fastest-growing healthcare consulting firms in the United States. The company's research-based methodology allows end-users to achieve proficiency dramatically faster than with traditional learning methods.

"The Breakaway Group will be our preferred partner for developing and delivering Learning Accelerator services with particular focus on the healthcare market," said Alan Hupp, vice president of global learning for Lawson Software. "This partnership will enable Lawson to better serve all our customers, providing them with a comprehensive learning program that helps ensure end-users know Lawson and know how to apply it in their daily work."

In addition to developing new content for the Lawson Learning Accelerator, The Breakaway Group will create a comprehensive learning program including workflow assessments, proficiency metrics, certifications, sustainability and other learning tools, designed exclusively for Lawson customers.

About The Breakaway Group

The Breakaway Group helps healthcare professionals spend less time learning technology and more time treating patients. The Denver-based company delivers fast, sustainable technology adoption to healthcare organizations worldwide seeking to achieve a higher level of patient care, improve patient safety, and achieve the exceptional patient experience. The Breakaway Group's proven methodology for guaranteed end-user proficiency includes leading change, online simulators, and customized programs for sustainability. For more information, visit

About Lawson Software

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

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