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Lawson Software Receives 2007 IBM IMPACT SOA Business Partner Solution Award

  • 02 June, 2007 15:15

<p>Lawson sees rapid customer adoption of Lawson System Foundation with IBM SOA middleware</p>
<p>ST. PAUL, Minn., May 2007 – Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN) today announced it has been named winner of the IBM IMPACT SOA Business Partner Solution Award. The award recognizes IBM Business Partner solutions, such as Lawson System Foundation, that illustrate the strength of successfully incorporating IBM WebSphere technology to solve customer challenges, while delivering proven impact in the marketplace. The award was presented at the IBM IMPACT 2007 conference, IBM’s first and largest worldwide conference on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and WebSphere.</p>
<p>Lawson Software received this honor because the company has positioned its Lawson System Foundation as an effective and efficient way for customers, especially in the mid-market, to begin building a service-oriented architecture, leveraging IBM middleware solutions.
“We are honored to be recognized as the winner of the IBM IMPACT Partner solution award this year,” said Dean Hager, senior vice president of product management for Lawson.</p>
<p>“We're making it easier for Lawson customers to deploy a service-oriented architecture that can deliver business flexibility and automation. This award marks another milestone in Lawson’s relationship with IBM.”
Lawson System Foundation, which combines Lawson’s technology with marketplace-leading middleware from IBM, has seen rapid adoption among Lawson customers. Since its launch in February 2006, more than 500 customers have licensed the platform.</p>
<p>Among the customers that have found the benefits of the Lawson and IBM relationship is the Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colo.</p>
<p>“Lawson and IBM provide Boulder Valley Schools with a reliable, simple-to-manage business system, giving customers like us a clear path to an SOA future,” said Dave Williamson, chief information officer, Boulder Valley School District. “Lawson System Foundation, featuring IBM middleware, helps us reduce IT complexity while giving us the flexibility we need to rapidly respond to changing needs.”</p>
<p>“IBM’s Impact Awards go to solutions that solve customer challenges in creative ways,” said Sandy Carter, vice president of IBM SOA and WebSphere. “When choosing the winners and the finalists for the 2007 IBM IMPACT Business Partner Solution Award, we looked at each organization’s solution and the value they deliver to customers. We are honored to recognize Lawson and their commitment to SOA through Lawson System Foundation, as the winner of this year’s award.”</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</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.</p>
<p>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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