The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2008-05-26T14:00:00Z Medtel Signs Contract for Lawson M3 Enterprise Mobility 2008-05-26T14:00:00Z medtel-signs-contract-for-lawson-m3-enterprise-mobility Lawson Software today announced Medtel, a leading Australasian supplier of high technology products to the medical industry, has purchased Lawson Enterprise Mobility for Service to provide greater business process efficiency in the field. This compliments Medtel’s existing Lawson M3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The contract was signed during Lawson’s third quarter of fiscal 2008, which ended 29 February 2008. Based in Sydney, Medtel sells and hires a range of medical equipment to end users such as hospitals, clinics and private practice across Australia and New Zealand. This includes devices such as blood salvage and aphaeresis equipment, intra-aortic balloon pumps, surgical and aesthetic lasers, as well as patient monitoring and anaesthesia systems. To maintain this equipment, the company employs a team of around 25 trained field service engineers. "We selected Lawson Enterprise Mobility because we’re serious about providing our customers with a level of service that exceeds their expectations,” said Michael Ross, national service manager, Medtel. “Our investment in the Lawson system will allow us to provide better technical, clinical and administrative support to our customers.” Up to now, Medtel’s field service team has relied upon a mostly paper-based system to manage customer service orders. However, with the Lawson Enterprise Mobility solution in place, the team will be better able to access accurate and up-to-date information on orders and inventory. It will also allow the management team to better measure activities and events. “For companies like Medtel, maintaining the highest levels of equipment availability and service at competitive prices for customers is vital. However, it must be done profitably,” said Stephen Moore, ANZ managing director, Lawson Software. “This deal emphasises the success of Lawson’s long term industry focus and understanding of the equipment service and rental industry, particularly in the current climate where businesses are facing downward pressure on sales margins and increased competition.” Medtel has been a Lawson customer since 2000 when it implemented the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management system incorporating finance, manufacturing, supply chain management, procurement, customer relationship management and project management modules. About Medtel Established in 1965, Medtel is Australasia's foremost supplier of high technology products to the medical industry. We recognise that the health care environment is subject to continual innovation whilst the finance to acquire new technology is constantly under the microscope. Our extensive range of innovative and high quality products are recognised world wide as providing cost effective solutions for the most demanding requirements. Medtel is part of Getz Bros. & Co., Inc.; the largest non-commodity international marketing and services company based in the United States. Visit the Getz Bros website at www.getz.com, or www.medtel.com.au. About Lawson Software 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 www.lawson.com. 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. 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; increased competition; uncertainty regarding potential future deterioration in the market for auction rate securities which could result in additional permanent impairment charges, global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. ### Monza Imports Signs Enterprise Software Contract with Lawson Software 2008-04-23T14:00:00Z monza-imports-signs-enterprise-software-contract-with-lawson-software Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications, has signed a contract with Monza Imports, an Australian importer that wholesales and distributes quality motorcycle, bicycle and fashion apparel and accessories to retail stores across Australia. The contract was signed during Lawson’s third quarter of fiscal 2008, which ended Feb. 29, 2008. Based in Melbourne with operations across Australia, Monza Imports manages the distribution of approximately 50,000 active stock keeping units (SKU’s) across 43 industry brands to more than 2,500 retailers in Australia. Monza Imports will implement Lawson QuickStep Fashion, a pre-configured ERP system designed specifically around the needs of the fashion industry. By pre-configuring 70-90 percent of business processes specific to the fashion industry, QuickStep can help reduce implementation time by up to 50 percent. QuickStep Fashion incorporates finance, sales, procurement, warehousing and distribution. “We are committed to providing excellence in customer service in all aspects of our business. This is why we’re recognised as a market leader in the importation and distribution of quality apparel and accessories in a range of industries,” said John Chiodo, managing director for Monza Imports. “To maintain this standard now and into the future, we needed to upgrade our ERP system to one that is already proven in the industry and able to cope with the complex and intense demands of our business.” The new Lawson system will help Monza Imports reduce operational costs, while at the same time helping the company increase the volume of stock leaving the warehouse. Lawson QuickStep Fashion will also help improve Monza Imports’ ability to provide quick and efficient customer service through an integrated e-Sales system, including mobility functionality. Monza Imports will also use Lawson Business Intelligence for improved visibility into business performance. Lawson QuickStep Fashion will replace a 20-year old system and will provide Monza Imports with the fashion industry-specific functionality it needs to manage the distribution of goods to retailers. Monza Imports selected Lawson over competing bids from two other major ERP vendors. According to Stephen Moore, Lawson ANZ Managing Director, “The Monza Imports evaluation team saw Lawson as the best fit for them based on our industry focus and customer references in the apparel industry. We also clearly demonstrated the value of our industry-specific solutions, particularly with our very strong offerings in warehousing and distribution, as well as solutions in the M3 suite designed to meet the style, size and colour requirements of companies like Monza Imports.” About Monza Imports Monza Imports is exclusively a wholesale importation and distribution company and is Australia’s leading supplier of motorcycle accessories. Monza Imports manages the distribution of approximately 50,000 active SKU’s across 43 industry brands to over 2500 retailers across Australia. The company consists of four divisions: Motorbike Accessories, Lifestyle, Bicycles and Auto Accessories. Each division has a divisional manager with KPI’s that are targeted to divisional objectives. Monza Imports employs 166 staff with the majority based in Melbourne and the rest located Australia wide. About Lawson Software 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 www.lawson.com. 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. 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; increased competition; uncertainty regarding potential future deterioration in the market for auction rate securities which could result in additional permanent impairment charges, global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. Lawson ANZ Signs Contract with Sheppard Industries 2008-02-24T16:00:00Z lawson-anz-signs-contract-with-sheppard-industries Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications, today announced it signed a contract with leading Australasian cycling industry provider, the Sheppard Industries Group. The Sheppard Industries Group is a bicycle designer, contract manufacturer and owner and distributor of the popular Avanti brand, as well as distributor of the global Specialized brand to the AvantiPlus retail bicycle store network consisting of over 80 stores throughout Australasia. Under the deal, Sheppard Industries will deploy the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System along with Lawson Business Intelligence suite and related maintenance and services. The contract was signed in Lawson’s second quarter of fiscal 2008, ending 30 November 2007. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Sheppard Industries also sells and distributes casters and wheels across New Zealand for use in furniture, as well as in industrial and medical equipment such as hospital trolleys. The company has additional offices in Christchurch, Melbourne and Perth. “Ultimately, the key business driver behind our decision to implement the Lawson M3 solution was the need to have an integrated solution to improve supply chain management and procurement, and to achieve better results in stock turn,” said Paul Schnell, chief financial officer for the Sheppard Industries Group. “We also wanted a system that would allow us to reduce our levels of stock and reduce our numbers of out of stock. This, in turn, will allow us to deliver a better level of customer service at lower cost of working capital.” The contract will see Sheppard Industries implement Lawson M3 modules including Finance, Supply Chain Planning, Enterprise Mobility, Demand Planner, and Sales and Marketing Automation. Sheppard Industries selected Lawson over SAP and Oracle to address the need for a single, fully-integrated solution that will aid sales and operations planning through the company’s entire supply chain. Up to now, the company has relied on a Quanta UNIX-based legacy system, which was highly modified and designed more for the needs of a retail organisation rather than a sophisticated distributor running a complex value chain. “We’d been using the previous system for the past 20 years. However, it was no longer able to keep up with our business growth,” said Schnell. With the Lawson M3 solution, Sheppard Industries anticipates improved efficiency in demand forecasting, which will help drive a more lean, just-in-time supply chain. This will help reduce the amount of working capital the company will have tied up in inventory, while helping to improve customer service. “We’ve won this deal because we were able to understand Sheppard Industries’ business needs and issues and demonstrate how Lawson M3 could help address these issues,” said Stephen Moore, managing director for Lawson in ANZ. “This, combined with our proficiency in the solution design, put us ahead of the competition once again.” Sheppard Industries is currently operating on a Sun Microsystems hardware platform. However, this will be replaced by a central IBM iSeries platform for the new Lawson M3 solution, which will be located at the company’s headquarters in Auckland. About Sheppard Industries Sheppard Industries designs, contract manufactures and sells bicycles through a retail network in New Zealand and Australia. Its main brands are Avanti and Specialized. Sheppard Industries is the dominant player in the New Zealand bicycle industry with a market share of around 50%. In addition to bikes, Sheppard Industries also sells and distributes castors and wheels. The company has two offices in New Zealand in Auckland and Christchurch, as well as two in Australia in Melbourne and Perth. For more information about Sheppard Industries’ range of bicycles, please visit: www.avantibikes.com. About Lawson Software 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 www.lawson.com. 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. 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; increased competition; uncertainty regarding potential future deterioration in the market for auction rate securities which could result in additional permanent impairment charges, global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. Kumfs Signs Contract with Lawson for New Enterprise Software System 2008-02-17T16:00:00Z kumfs-signs-contract-with-lawson-for-new-enterprise-software-system Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications, has signed a contract with leading New Zealand footwear brand, Kumfs. Under the contract, Kumfs will acquire the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System along with Lawson Business Intelligence and related maintenance and services. The contract was signed during Lawson’s second quarter of fiscal 2008, which ended Nov. 30, 2007. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Kumfs has been designing and making a wide range of women’s shoes since 1946. Since then, the business has grown steadily with 40 stores currently in operation across the Australian and New Zealand region, establishing the Kumfs brand as a household name. Internationally, the popular footwear brand has earned a strong reputation for its comfort, style and quality. Under the new agreement, Kumfs will deploy the Lawson M3 solution for the fashion industry, incorporating Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Warehouse Mobility modules. “We were looking for a system that is well proven in the fashion industry and able to accommodate the complexity of a footwear manufacturing business such as ours,” said Peter Scott, operations manager for Kumfs. “As we design, manufacture and stock a wide variety of footwear in many different styles, sizes and widths, we believe the Lawson M3 solution will assist us in meeting the needs and demands of our customers.” During its most recent fiscal year, Kumfs recorded a 14 percent increase in sales. It also recently celebrated a number of successes, including the one-year anniversary of its first American store in Fresno, Calif., and the opening of a new store in Hong Kong to answer demand for high-quality fashionable shoes. Lawson secured the Kumfs contract after the company decided it needed to move to a modern integrated ERP system to support its expanding business needs. Kumfs joins Lawson’s growing portfolio of fashion industry customers, which currently includes well-known brands such as Rip Curl, Quiksilver and RM Williams. “With the Lawson M3 solution, we will move to an integrated finance, manufacturing and logistics system that supports fashion industry-specific functionality. This means a more efficient supply chain, a reduction in operating costs and better customer service,” Scott added. “Once the Lawson solution is fully implemented, we anticipate a raft of improvements such as faster access to business-critical information and improved data on customer orders. We also anticipate greater visibility of information relating to raw material purchasing, inventory levels, production flow and costs.” “The Kumfs win reflects our growing reputation as a leading provider of ERP solutions for the fashion industry in ANZ,” said Stephen Moore, managing director for Lawson in ANZ. “Our deep understanding and knowledge of the sector positions us well to serve customers in the ANZ fashion industry.” About Kumfs Since 1933 Kumfs has been designing and manufacturing blissfully comfortable women’s shoes. Kumfs leads the market in orthotic capable women’s shoes and is the most recommended fashion footwear brand of podiatrists and physiotherapists in Australasia. Kumfs has over 500 stockists worldwide and 38 retail stores throughout Australasia. Kumfs also has a retail store in Fresno, California and another store recently opened in Hong Kong, with plans for continuing expansion. With a New Zealand heritage focusing on quality and integrity, and a unique blend of style and comfort, Kumfs shoes continue to be embraced by modern women everywhere. For more information, visit: www.kumfs.co.nz. About Lawson Software 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 www.lawson.com. 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. 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; increased competition; uncertainty regarding potential future deterioration in the market for auction rate securities which could result in additional permanent impairment charges, global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. Lawson Signs Contract with Lyttelton Port of Christchurch 2007-08-27T14:00:00Z lawson-signs-contract-with-lyttelton-port-of-christchurch Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications, has signed a contract with Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) to provide Lawson M3 Enterprise Asset Management, Finance and e-Procurement applications. Under the contract, Lawson will also provide implementation and support services through Lawson Professional Services. The contract was signed in Lawson’s first quarter of fiscal 2008, which ends 31 August 2007. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, LPC is a major South Island deep water port and hub of maritime trade activity. It provides port facilities, marine services and cargo handling for coal and container shipments. As such, it plays a vital role in linking New Zealand to the global transport network via worldwide shipping services. LPC’s comprehensive and non-stop service includes the provision of tugboats and pilots to escort ships as they enter and leave the Lyttelton Harbour. The company also assists with security and docking for ships entering the port. According to Kathy Meads, Chief Financial Officer, LPC, the key business reason behind the decision to implement Lawson's solutions is to drive maintenance efficiencies from both staffing and asset utilisation perspectives. “LPC is an asset intensive business and profitability is dependent in part on the effectiveness of our maintenance strategy,” said Meads. “In today’s competitive business environment, maintenance strategies can no longer be focused on preventing failures – they need to take into account a multitude of challenges. These include maximising safety, increasing demand for asset availability and reliability, optimising and extending asset life, catering for increasing customer demands, as well as increasing legal and regulatory requirements.” The Lawson applications will help LPC address these challenges by linking financial and asset management systems, which will help the company maximise capacity and increase asset utilisation. “Once fully implemented, the new Lawson system will help us minimise downtime and optimise maintenance resources, which will in turn allow us to better deliver on customer demands,” added Meads. “It will also help enhance our reputation for quality services and provide transparency across all areas of the business.” Lawson secured the LPC contract as the preferred supplier in a competitive tender against JDE/Oracle, Maximo/IBM and Microsoft. “There were several reasons for LPC choosing Lawson over the others,” said Meads. “Initially, we were impressed with the team of consultants who demonstrated a deep understanding and knowledge of our business and our requirements. We also liked the fact that Lawson has a focus on enterprise asset management and asset intensive industries. The demonstration assessment confirmed the Lawson M3 product suite as the overall preferred solution from both our finance and asset maintenance teams because it offered ‘best of breed’ functionality within an integrated ERP application. The system also has a good technical fit to our existing environment.” Meads anticipates seeing a number of business benefits delivered to LPC once the new Lawson system is deployed. This includes improved customer service, better access to business information, increased cost savings and a reduction in risk. “On the customer service side, we’re expecting to see significant improvements in how we can maximise equipment availability, which will help us respond better to market and customer demands,” said Meads. “The new Lawson M3 Asset Management system will also help us make sure that essential maintenance work is scheduled to minimise impact on our operational capabilities and prevent delays to customers due to equipment failure. It will also allow us to maximise customer service quality by ensuring that equipment operates correctly.” Meads added, “The new system will provide transparency, allowing LPC users to see right through to the base data. It will also give us timely and accurate access to business information for decision making via a set of simplified processes. This will allow us to enhance our planning capabilities and improve our preventive maintenance performance goals. It will also enable us to better deliver on internal and external service level agreements. On cost savings, the Lawson system will provide us with sharper procurement prices, led by changed behaviours in the purchasing process. It will also help us improve labour and asset utilisation, as well as providing a way for us to better manage the extension of asset life. As a result, we anticipate making gains in the area of minimising stock levels. We also anticipate procurement will become more visible and seamless once the implementation project is complete.” Meads concluded, “Furthermore, we will also be able to use the new Lawson system to reduce the risk of undocumented individual knowledge and improve internal controls. Operational risk will also be reduced because the new system will provide us with a sound IT infrastructure base that will allow us to better meet our compliance obligations.” Stephen Moore, managing director for Lawson in ANZ said, “Our agreement with LPC is an important first step for Lawson into the ANZ shipping transport industry. We have well-established relationships in traditional distribution sectors but Lyttelton is the first port company to sign with Lawson in the ANZ region. LPC will also become our first e-Procurement site in the region.” About Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Lyttelton Port of Christchurch employs almost 400 full time staff in operational, management and administration roles. It has approximately 1,700 shareholders with majority ownership being held by Christchurch City Holdings Limited. Operationally, there are three distinct service line activities at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, which include Marine Services, Container Services and Port Services. Marine Services A comprehensive range of services, 24 hours a day, with a specialist berthage allocation - "a one-stop-shop booking facility" for all ship and ship side requirements. With a single phone call, e-mail or facsimile, clients can confirm pilots, tugs, lines, security, telephone and water requirements, and garbage disposal, prior to arrival. Dredging, dry dock bookings and marine safety are also part of Marine Services. Container Services Specialised cargo handling and stevedoring services for containers, bulk cargoes and plant hire. The container trade has grown significantly in recent years and this has resulted in a greater investment in container facilities. Lyttelton Port of Christchurch introduced a computerised container tracking control and planning system which has enabled the best of service to be provided to customers. Inside the terminal, containers are tracked via a radio-based system. Straddle carrier drivers receive their instruction over mobile display terminals in their cabs. With the introduction of an automated gate system, truck times through the terminal have been significantly reduced. The average turn-round time is now only 11 minutes. Further significant technological advances through EDI allow the exchange of container documentation electronically with our customers. Container Services also encompasses the operations at CityDepot, LPC's inland port. At CityDepot, services are provided for washing, repairing and storing containers as well as warehousing. Port Services This service offers wharves, secure storage sheds, bulk discharge and other facilities for a wide range of conventionally stevedored cargoes. The port is well equipped for bulk petroleum, fertiliser, gypsum, conventional break bulk, imported cars, fishing and a wide variety of other cargoes. Lyttelton is the biggest coal export port in New Zealand and a dedicated team is responsible for handling all customers' needs. The port has developed considerable coal handling expertise with resultant internationally competitive loading rates. About Lawson Software 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 www.lawson.com. 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. 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; increased competition; uncertainty regarding potential future deterioration in the market for auction rate securities which could result in additional permanent impairment charges, global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. ### Lawson Signs Contract with Surfing Fashion Icon Rip Curl 2007-08-27T14:00:00Z lawson-signs-contract-with-surfing-fashion-icon-rip-curl Lawson Software, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications, has signed a contract with one of the world’s leading youth fashion brands, Rip Curl, to deploy the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System to help improve its global supply chain operations. The contract was signed during Lawson’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, which ended May 31, 2007. Headquartered in Rip Curl’s customers include major surfwear retailers, department stores and sports stores in Australia and overseas in markets including Europe, the US, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand. Additionally, the company also supplies its own chain of global stores. As part of the agreement, Lawson will provide Rip Curl with software licenses and services to help improve its business process efficiencies and support the company’s global expansion plans. The project will include a comprehensive rollout of the Lawson M3 system, incorporating CRM, Demand Planner, Business Intelligence, eSales and Enterprise Mobility solutions. “A key business driver behind the company’s decision to implement the Lawson solution is to align Rip Curl’s global business operations to improve communication and the sharing of financial, supply chain and operational information,” said Michael Daly, chief financial officer for Rip Curl. “We’ve been operating globally in markets like the By implementing the Lawson M3 system, Rip Curl will be positioned to unite these disparate systems under one global system and establish standardised and consistent business process around the world. “To meet our continuing expansion goals, we need a lot more transparency and integration of information across the business. To achieve this, we’ve chosen to partner with Lawson and implement its ERP solutions,” said Daly. Lawson won the Rip Curl contract in a highly competitive market. The company’s decision to sign with Lawson came after a rigorous appraisal of current market solutions including those from competitors, SAP and Microsoft. Rip Curl executives also spoke to existing Lawson customers in the fashion apparel industry. “The Lawson M3 solution was best suited to meet our industry-specific needs,” added Daly. “While some of the other vendors we spoke to said they had functionality specific to the fashion apparel industry, once we dug a little deeper it became apparent that there were obvious gaps in their offerings. When we spoke to other Lawson users in the industry, we received excellent feedback about the general stability of the M3 solution, as well as the fact that Lawson is a reliable vendor and a good partner to work with. We also gained a better understanding of the cost effectiveness of Lawson’s offering through these discussions. We are now confident that we have made the right decision to partner with Lawson.” The Lawson M3 solution will provide Rip Curl with advanced global supply chain functionality, allowing it to significantly reduce the risks around buying. “At the moment, we have little transparency on our data around the world. Therefore, it’s difficult for us to make an accurate judgement of what inventory we already have, what we need to buy in the future, what’s selling, what’s not, and when stock is due to be dispatched and arrive,” said Daly. “The M3 solution will allow us to share data and manage our inventory globally rather than regionally. The demand planning tools included in the suite will also help us to become better decision makers, and better manage our supply chain right through from placing orders initially with the suppliers, to order fulfilment with our customers.” The Lawson M3 solution will offer a number of business benefits to Rip Curl, including enhanced financial management processes through increased data visibility. On the distribution side of the business, Rip Curl expects to see improved accuracy in planning, forecasting and shipping. It also anticipates enhancements to sales, order and inventory management processes, as well as better analysis of suppliers for sourcing decisions. On the warehousing side, the Lawson M3 Enterprise Mobility solution will deliver further benefits to Rip Curl including improved workload planning, and better item picking and packing processes. Rip Curl will also be looking for gains across its manufacturing business following the completion of the M3 roll out. This includes improved management around material and capacity constraints, as well as improved quality control, and more efficient use of resources. “Once the new Lawson system is deployed, we expect to improve the speed at which we can deliver goods to stores and customers around the world, while at the same time significantly reducing risks of overbuys and mismanagement of our inventory,” said Daly. “This deal demonstrates our strength in the fashion apparel industry and helps solidify our reputation as a leading provider of business software to companies operating in this sector,” said Stephen Moore, managing director for Lawson in ANZ. “Rip Curl can see the benefits of using a system specifically designed to meet their needs; a solution that offers the best possible TCO and vertical market functionality. We’ve also very pleased that Rip Curl saw the value of our direct services model, which offers a strong global roll out proposition. Furthermore, our “Smart-client” interface and associated productivity tools will support Rip Curl’s business in a truly global, real-time manner.” The new contract adds one of the best known lifestyle fashion brands in The Rip Curl Lawson M3 implementation project is due to go live in Ends About Rip Curl Founded in The Search is the driving force that led to the creation of Rip Curl. Back in 1967, two surfer mates in Torquay (near Rip Curl now markets a broad range of stylish and functional apparel for the surfing and mountain lifestyles, plus surfboards, wetsuits, watches, footwear, eyewear, travel bags and backpacks, in more than 60 countries across the globe. Rip Curl is not alone as a company founded by grass roots participants of surfing. There are other companies around the world who have similar goals and aspirations, similar histories of involvement with the spirit of adventure among surfers, snowboarders and snow-skiers. And yet there is only one Rip Curl. Only one company coloured with that fine madness that is almost indefinable. That fine madness you tend to associate with the piercing hoot of stoke you might yell coming out of an awesome barrel. That’s us… For more information about Rip Curl, please visit: www.ripcurl.com.au. About Lawson Software 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 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. 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; increased competition; uncertainty regarding potential future deterioration in the market for auction rate securities which could result in additional permanent impairment charges, global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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Casella Wines will also become the first Lawson customer in Australia to deploy Lawson M3 Sales Automation solution. Lawson M3 Sales Automation is a management dashboard and reporting solution that will help Casella improve sales efficiency and implement sales strategies. It also provides managers with the ability to quickly and easily access and track information on sales activities. The Casella family has been making wine in Australia for three generations and today it is still very much a family business. Casella Wines entered the export arena in mid 2000 with the launch of its brand [yellow tail]. It sells more than 10 million cases per year to international markets including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Canada. In 2003, Casella began selling the [yellow tail] brand domestically. Both Lawson M3 Enterprise Mobility and Sales Automation will help Casella Wines maintain sales orders and deliveries in key markets and help to develop growing markets. “A key reason behind our decision to choose Lawson was the M3 Enterprise Mobility solution,” said David Alpen, business service manager for Casella Wines. “From the outset, we were very impressed with its high level of usability, as well as the interface benefits. When we saw a demonstration of the new Sales Automation reporting solution, this further cemented our opinion that Lawson had the complete package to suit our needs. It offers the kind of dashboard functionality our managers need to know what’s going on in the field.” Up until now, Casella has relied on telephone and fax to process sales orders from wholesale customers and direct sales representatives. This has meant that sales managers and staff have often lacked the detailed breakdown of information they have needed. The new Lawson solution will help provide an accurate and historical view of sales activities and trends in customer demand. “Our investment in Lawson M3 Enterprise Mobility and Sales Automation will allow us to make our business processes more efficient,” said Alpen. “These tools will help us take better control of our sales processing, reporting and information management functions. As a result, we will be able to streamline our order placement and delivery process. Our field staff will have greater access to real time information about their customers’ sales history, which will allow them to be more proactive. We’ll no longer be reliant on phones to get updates on sales activities, and we won’t have to worry about faxes going missing, or people left wondering if an order’s been placed. Orders will no longer have to be double-keyed as what’s entered into the system by the sales rep in the field, goes all the way through the system. This will reduce the chance of error with the order process.” “We’re delighted to have entered into a partnership with Casella Wines, one of Australia’s most successful wine makers and exporters,” said Stephen Moore, managing director for Lawson. “We look forward to building a strong relationship with the company as it continues to grow internationally.” About Casella Wines Filippo and Maria Casella emigrated to Australia from Italy in the 1950’s bringing with them their hopes and dreams and the know-how acquired through three generations of grape-growing and winemaking in Italy. Recognising the potential of the region, Filippo purchased a farm in the town of Yenda, New South Wales, in 1965. After selling the grapes from his farm to local wineries, he decided in 1969 that it was time for a new generation to put its winemaking skills to use, and the winery was born. John Casella, one of Filippo and Maria’s three sons returned to the family business in 1994 and embarked on an ambitious expansion to build a new winery with the mission to blend old world heritage and new world technology. Today, the day to day operations of the winery are run by the three Casella sons – John, Managing Director and Winemaker; Joe, Australian Sales Director; and Marcello, Director and Vineyard Manager. Filippo’s grandson, Phillip is the sixth generation Casella to join the business as assistant winemaker and public relations executive. In 2002, Casella brought in Alan Kennett as Chief Winemaker. Alan previously worked with a number of other successful Australian wineries. In terms of volume, export sales have exceeded 12 million cases since 1998, and since June 2001 have seen considerable growth with the introduction of the export specific brand [yellow tail]. For more information about Casella Wines, visit: www.casellawine.com.au. About Lawson Software 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 www.lawson.com. 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. 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; increased competition; uncertainty regarding potential future deterioration in the market for auction rate securities which could result in additional permanent impairment charges, global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release. ###