Lawson Software

December 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Lawson Software Introduces Infor10 Lawson S3

Lawson/Infor Affiliation Results in New User Interface, Enhanced Applications, and Connections to Infor Applications

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Lawson Software, an Infor affiliate, today introduced Infor10 Lawson S3, a marriage of Infor and Lawson technology and products. Just four months after the acquisition of Lawson, which resulted in the affiliation of Lawson and Infor, the two companies are already connecting their respective technology and applications. This means Lawson can deliver greater features, functions and value to its customers.

As part of the Infor10 product family, Lawson S3 10 provides a simpler user interface, deeper best-in-class and industry-specific functionality and greater business speed and agility. It also delivers a mobility platform that accelerates the flow of information and work through Mobile Inbasket, Mobile Requisitions and Mobile Employee applications.

User Experience
Lawson S3 10 offers two choices for the user interface (UI): Lawson Smart office, a rich-client UI designed with Lawson power users in mind; and Infor10 Workspace, a thin-client UI for typical enterprise software users. Lawson Smart Office offers several innovations that help organizations be more efficient and effective:

  • Flips the structure of work by focusing on data and business events. It delivers contextual data to the user when they are making decisions.
  • Allows an organization to create a true "social enterprise" by incorporating powerful collaboration tools that look and feel like consumer-style social network applications.

Complete Applications
Lawson S3 10 delivers enhanced functionality across Lawson best-in-class and industry-specific suites. In addition, it deepens these suites through connections to Infor10 applications. Best-in-class application enhancements include:

  • Enterprise Financial Management - new and enhanced functionality such as Continuous Controls Management and interfaces between Lawson S3 Financials and Infor10 FMS SunSystems, Infor10 Expense Management and Infor10 Corporate Performance Management. By connecting Lawson S3 10 Financials and Infor10 applications such as FMS SunSystems, global organizations can manage two-tier deployments. An example of this could be the organization's headquarters using Lawson S3 Financials while regions use SunSystems.
  • Supply Chain Management - new and enhanced functionality and connection to Infor10 Enterprise Asset Management. Customers will benefit from enhancements in Requisitions, Purchasing, Contract Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Mobile Supply Chain applications.
  • Human Capital Management - new and enhanced functionality in Absence Management, Benefits Administration, Payroll, and Human Resources/Personnel.

Enhancements to Lawson Industry-specific application suites focus on Lawson Healthcare and Public Sector applications:

  • Healthcare - includes enhancements to Lawson Analytics for Healthcare, Point of Use, Integration and Exchange (for Lawson Cloverleaf interoperability and Health Information Exchange offerings), and Enterprise Asset Management.
  • Public Sector - brings enterprise asset management capabilities by connecting Lawson S3 10 Financials and Supply Chain Management suites with Infor10 EAM Enterprise. This helps public sector organizations manage facilities, equipment and other major assets, while eliminating manual processes and improving compliance and control.

Lawson and Infor technology are now connected to deliver greater value and speed to Lawson customers. Lawson delivers connectivity to Infor ION through Lawson Process Automation. This allows Lawson customers to use ION as a key component for interfacing Lawson, Infor, and other third-party applications such as Salesforce and allows Lawson to rapidly deliver complete best-in-class and industry-specific applications.

Lawson S3 10 technology includes:

  • Smart Office 10
  • System Foundation 10
  • Process Automation 10
  • Process Integration 10
  • Enterprise Search 10
  • Security 10
  • Business Intelligence 10
  • ViewPoint for Lawson Business Intelligence 10

"This product release validates the strategy behind the affiliation of Lawson and Infor," said Darci Snyder, director of financial systems product management for Lawson. "We are building on the proven industry-specific application suites and best-in-class applications offered by both companies to deliver greater value, innovation and speed to our customers. By focusing on the user experience, complete applications and technology engineered for speed, we are reimagining how enterprise software is managed and how enterprise software can transform business and operations for companies that rely on Lawson."

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