ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb 5, 2002 -- Lawson Software (Nasdaq:LWSN) today announced availability of Lawson Scorecard, a secure, browser-based application that gives organizations an interactive collaboration point for real-time information analysis and supports enterprise-wide balanced scorecard initiatives and operational excellence. Faced with slower top-line revenue growth, retailers are placing greater attention on lowering operational costs to increase profit margins. At the same time, many of today`s existing business intelligence systems are only partially effective in improving retailer operations because they require too much training and fail to deliver the right reports to the right people. In contrast, Lawson Scorecard gives key decision makers actionable, role-based information from a single self-service data source. Lawson`s unique OLAP Drill Around(R) capability also gives users point-and-click access to data at any level of detail desired.
Lawson Scorecard provides context to analysis by combining key metrics with relevant information from any other source. Visual signals such as traffic lighting, graphs and key performance indicators (KPIs) help managers identify and take action on emerging issues and exceptions. And because all users are viewing and analyzing the same data, the solution delivers improved confidence in the information used to make vital business decisions.
"Lawson Scorecard, with its ease of use and ability to be rapidly implemented, helps workers across the enterprise embrace the solution," said John Arnett, senior consultant at Analysts International Corporation, a diversified IT consulting and services firm. "While Lawson offers a very robust analytics suite, it doesn`t forget the people who use the technology, and gives them a work environment that is intuitive and user-friendly. Organizations are freed from the expense of extensive training, and users more quickly adopt the solution and begin driving operational benefit from it."
Pre-built KPIs delivered with Scorecard help speed implementation and further reduce training requirements, contributing to the application`s rapid return on investment. Full integration to other Lawson applications helps customers implement the suite in days or weeks rather than months. Scorecard drives even greater value in an organization when used as an integrated component of Lawson Enterprise Performance Management, a comprehensive analytic solution suite that also includes:
-- Analytic Architect - Gathers operational data from key areas of the enterprise and delivers analytic information to multidimensional data marts.
-- Analytic Server - Patent-pending technology enables Lawson Scorecard to communicate simultaneously with both Hyperion Essbase and MS OLAP servers.
-- OLAP Server Integration - Links Lawson applications with market-leading OLAP platforms from Hyperion and Microsoft.
-- Data Marts - A full set of pre-packaged performance measures for Lawson Financials, Human Resources, Procurement and Distribution suites.
"In today`s aggressive business environment, the more an organization knows about itself the better it can compete," said Dean Hager, executive vice president, Global Products Division, Lawson Software. "Lawson Scorecard makes that goal a reality by delivering consistent, accurate enterprise information that enables better, faster business decisions. As more and more companies adopt balanced scorecard initiatives to drive operational excellence, Lawson is ready to help with superior solutions that radically change the way they compete."
About Lawson Software
Lawson Software provides mission-critical enterprise software solutions that help service organizations in the healthcare, professional services, financial services, retail, public sector and other strategic markets achieve competitive advantage. Lawson`s proven Internet solutions deliver unprecedented visibility to drive operational excellence in customer relationship management, professional services automation, human resources, financials, procurement, distribution and enterprise performance management. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Lawson has offices and affiliates serving North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Additional information about Lawson is available at www.lawson.com.
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