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Date Posted: 9/29/2010

Hillsborough County Public Schools Goes Live on Lawson Talent Management


Nation’s eighth-largest school district uses Lawson applications to help support teacher effectiveness initiatives across all grade levels
 
 
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN - News) today announced that Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) in Tampa, Fla., has successfully completed the first phase of a multi-step deployment of the Lawson Talent Management suite. This deployment, which includes the Lawson Global Human Resources and Performance Management applications, will help the school district reduce the time required to manage and maintain core HR processes. It will also help establish measurable performance indicators to better develop and retain high potential employees. Lawson made the announcement during the HR Technology Conference & Expo, which opened today in Chicago.

HCPS is the eighth-largest school district in the United States, with more than 12,500 teachers educating more than 190,000 primary and secondary students in 248 schools and 60 learning centers. The district will use Lawson Talent Management to help support its seven-year Empowering Effective Teachers (EET) project, which aims to ensure that every classroom is supported by a highly effective teacher. HCPS’s adoption of the Lawson solutions was made possible by a $100 million education grant awarded to the district by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hillsborough County Public Schools is among the first Lawson customers live on the latest version of Lawson Talent Management (version 3.4). Lawson issued a separate news release today detailing specific enhancements available in the new version. The news release can be found at www.lawson.com/hrtechmedia. Lawson Talent Management helps organizations optimize their workforce by providing valuable information about people in support of overall business objectives. It helps HR leaders and managers make more informed personnel decision and helps organizations attract, develop and retain top talent.

“The Lawson solutions will help us put in place an infrastructure to efficiently manage HR functions and evaluate employee performance across the district in a standardized and consistent manner,” said David Steele, chief information and technology officer for HCPS. “We believe these measures can help us improve the development and retention of highly effective employees, which can ultimately help us deliver on our broader student achievement goals.”

“The Lawson HR and performance management tools are specifically designed to help school districts effectively administer, track and support staff members’ professional growth to build a stronger and more qualified workforce,” said Brian Murphy, general manager, Public Sector for Lawson. “HCPS’s use of these tools will help the district implement quality teacher initiatives to provide a more effective learning environment for its students.”

About Lawson Software
Lawson Software is a global provider of enterprise software. We provide business application software, maintenance and consulting to customers primarily in specific services, trade and manufacturing/distribution industries. We specialize in and target specific industries including healthcare, services, public sector, equipment service management & rental, manufacturing & distribution and consumer products industries. Our software solutions include Enterprise Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Business Intelligence, Asset Management, Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, Service Management, Manufacturing Operations, Business Project Management and industry-tailored applications. Our applications help automate and integrate critical business processes, which enable our customers to collaborate with their partners, suppliers and employees, 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
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 the software industry; uncertainties as to when and whether the conditions for the recognition of deferred revenue will be satisfied; increased competition; general economic conditions; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; continuation of the global recession and credit crisis; Lawson’s ability to integrate the Healthvision acquisition successfully; 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 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.


 
 


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