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Lawson Announces Enhancements to Lawson Fashion PLM

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Updates include new Product Lifecycle Management features and standard interface between Lawson Fashion PLM and Lawson ERP system

(ST. PAUL, MINN., NOVEMBER 17, 2009) Lawson Software today announced Service Pack updates and enhancements for Lawson Fashion PLM (product lifecycle management). This latest delivery is available now and offers more than two dozen new features as well as a standardized interface between Lawson Fashion PLM and the full Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System.

Lawson Fashion PLM supports the product design and development processes of private brand retailers and manufacturers of apparel and accessories. It helps improve collaboration between the internal and external elements of an organization’s supply chain, helping to speed time to market for products while helping to reduce costs and improve product quality.

The enhancements in this latest delivery demonstrate Lawson’s industry-specific focus and takes into account Lawson fashion customer feedback on key business challenges. The new enhancements cover the solution’s Storyboard, Line Optimizer, Product Manager, Fabric & Trim, and Source modules. They include added ease of use features such as new “select-all” boxes on pages where actions can be performed against multiple items, quick copy buttons to repeat information such as colorways, sizes and quantities required in product sample requests, and a keyword search in the application’s Point of Measure dictionary for easier administration.

In addition to functional enhancements, this latest release includes the first delivery of a standard interface between Lawson Fashion PLM and the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management system for fashion companies. This first phase enables the transfer of styles created in Lawson Fashion PLM into the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management system for sourcing and production.  The interface enables companies to either deploy PLM and Enterprise Management applications at the same time or separately. It then allows the organization to more easily transfer style information between Lawson Fashion PLM and the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management system.

“Lawson Fashion PLM can deliver meaningful value to apparel manufacturers and private brand retailers,” said Frédéric Champalbert, general manager, Fashion, for Lawson. “Moving forward, fashion companies need to look for integrated technology solutions to help solve a wider range of business challenges. We think of this as ‘holistic PLM,’ which links processes from creative concept through design, product development, planning sourcing and production – even through to delivery to the retail outlet. It’s about better managing the entire lifecycle of each product.” 

Lawson Fashion PLM is used by customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.

About Lawson Software

Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,500 customers in equipment service management and rental, fashion, food & beverage, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, public sector (United States), service industries, and strategic human capital management across 40 countries. Lawson Software is a global provider of enterprise software, services and support to customers primarily in three sectors: services, trade and manufacturing/distribution.  Lawson’s solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Human Capital 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 www.lawson.com. For Lawson’s listing on the First North exchange in Sweden, Remium AB is acting as the Certified Adviser.

Forward-Looking Statements

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