SOURCE: Lawson


January 18, 2012 09:00 ET

City of Savannah Completes Deployment of Multiple Lawson Enterprise Software Suites

Financial, Supply Chain and Business Intelligence Solutions to Help City Streamline Internal Processes and Improve Productivity

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - Lawson Software, an Infor affiliate, today announced that the City of Savannah, Georgia, recently completed its deployment of multiple Lawson enterprise application suites. The implementation included Lawson Financial Management, Procurement, Supplier Order Management, Contract Management, and Requisition Center applications. It also included user productivity and analytics tools through Lawson Smart Office and Lawson Business Intelligence. This deployment is helping the city automate financial approval processes, increase reporting transparency and reduce operating costs by supporting more efficient financial, supply chain and business processes. Lawson Professional Services provided implementation services for the project rollout.

Savannah is the fourth-largest city in Georgia. Home to more than 136,000 residents, the city is served by 2,500 employees and visited by millions of tourists each year. The City of Savannah is replacing multiple legacy IT systems, which had been in use for more than 15 years, with a modern system that helps eliminate paper processes, allows for faster and more efficient processing and provides better reporting capabilities. The city plans to put in place Lawson Budgeting & Planning, Human Resources and Payroll applications, including Employee and Manager Self-Service applications as a final phase of the Lawson implementation.

"The Lawson applications help make our procurement and financial reporting processes faster, more transparent and more accurate," said Joy Wilkinson, ERP project manager, City of Savannah. "They help reduce paperwork and duplication for our finance and supply teams and provide administrators with timely information to help make important budgetary decisions. In addition, Lawson's public sector knowledge and expertise and the timeliness of the implementation were valuable to us."

The Lawson applications will help the city focus on key business objectives, including:

  • Automating approvals for supplier invoices through Requisition Center workflow approvals and online receiving;
  • Improving transparency of financial data by providing timely online reports through Lawson Portal;
  • Improving productivity and eliminating duplication by connecting Lawson Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing applications for supplier bids and enabling suppliers to submit bids online.

"With never-ending resource pressures, public sector entities are looking for innovative ways to increase productivity, improve accountability and build constituent satisfaction," said Brian Murphy, vice president & general manager for Lawson's public sector business. "By implementing a new enterprise-wide system that cuts across all functional business areas, the city of Savannah can focus on generating greater operational efficiencies and ultimately reducing costs."

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Lawson Software is an Infor affiliate with more than 4,500 customers worldwide, primarily in specific services, trade and manufacturing/distribution industries.