Newest M3 Enterprise Management System, Lawson M3 10.1 From Lawson

Lawson Software today introduced
its newest release of the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System, Lawson
M3 10.1. With this launch, Lawson is bringing its most
significant launch for the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System
to date, with more than 100 overall enhancements, including more
than 600 detailed functional changes. The M3 10.1 version also
includes new industry-specific features and enhancements focusing
on specific business processes for companies served by the Lawson
Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Distribution, and
Equipment Service Management & Rental business units.

In conjunction with the Lawson M3 10.1 launch,
Lawson also introduced Lawson
for Fashion, a comprehensive, industry-specific enterprise
software solution for fashion companies, connecting business
processes from product concept to customer. Lawson M3 10.1 and
Lawson for Fashion are generally available as of today. Lawson is
introducing the latest M3 solution in 39 countries globally,
including five new countries now supported by the M3 solution;
Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina and South Africa.

The latest
version of the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System includes
numerous enhancements across Lawson’s targeted industries to help
make users of the Lawson M3 system even more productive and
satisfied. Enhancements include new Lawson Smart Office functionality,
designed to help users create a more effective and efficient user
environment on their desktop. The new release also includes Lawson
Enterprise Search, which brings Internet-like search functions to a
user’s Lawson and non-Lawson data, helping to simplify searches
for structured and unstructured data across multiple systems.

Lawson M3
10.1 also includes enhanced package management functionality as
well as a strengthened Lawson M3 Demand Planner, which helps
companies avoid excess production or stock-outs. It also includes new
bulk order management to help companies efficiently plan their
supply chain resources, which ultimately helps support lean supply
chain concepts. Comprehensive catch weight handling functionality
will also help improve supply chain efficiency specifically for
food and beverage companies.

“Lawson M3 10.1 really establishes the idea of ‘Lawson for
It’s built around the specific industry business
challenges that our customers face every day,” said Henrik
Billgren, vice president of M3 Industries and Application Product
Management for Lawson. “Talking to our customers ‘Lawson for YOU’
is about YOUR industry, YOUR company, YOUR users – it really
focuses on the very specific needs of our customers’ industries.
We’re focused on further simplifying the Lawson M3 system to help
drive down the total cost of ownership for our customers by
bringing new technology, simpler operation and user interaction –
and an easier path for upgrades. By doing this, we help our
customers realize benefits of their software investments faster,
while helping them become stronger organizations.”

Lawson M3 10.1
is designed to help reduce the total cost of ownership for Lawson
customers. It helps improve scalability, while offering high
availability and improved system management on Windows with support for
the Windows 2008 64 Bit/SQL 2008 platform. In addition, the new
Lawson Customer Correction Self Service (CCSS) is a fix correction
service that helps reduce the complexity, time and skills
required to manage the M3 solution over time.

“By focusing
on the needs of our customers in the specific industries we serve,
we’re able to deliver products that help address business
efficiency, user experience and total cost of ownership, specifically
focused on our customers’ business needs,” said Billgren. “And by
moving our customers to the latest Lawson technology, we’re
offering a simpler path to upgrades and future product
enhancements – helping to make the ownership experience simpler in
the long-term.”


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