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Date Posted: 9/29/2010

J.R. Simplot Company Implements Lawson Human Capital Management System

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN - News) today announced that the J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot), a global agribusiness company based in Boise, Idaho, has successfully completed an organization-wide deployment of multiple Lawson Human Capital Management solutions, including the Global Human Resources and Compensation Management applications within Lawson Talent Management and Lawson Human Resource Management. The new Lawson HR applications replaced multiple systems. Lawson made the announcement during the HR Technology Conference and Expo, which opened today in Chicago.

Through its first implementation, Simplot’s adoption of these next-generation HCM solutions mirrors its role as a leader in innovation and efficiency in the agribusiness industry – a strategic decision that will provide the company with cutting edge technology to help support its key organizational and talent management goals.

Core to this deployment is the successful implementation of the Lawson Talent Management applications – Global Human Resources and Compensation Management, which are designed to help organizations optimize their workforce. As an example, Simplot is now beginning to use the software suite to build a more sustainable HR strategy around attracting, developing and retaining high performers and critical talent. It provides a tool to help HR executives and managers make more informed decisions about the organization’s people.

“We want Simplot to continue to be a highly desirable workplace that focuses on strengthening employee talent and driving operational excellence. Lawson’s offerings will help us more effectively accomplish these goals by providing valuable insights into critical workforce information,” said Roger Parks, CIO of J.R. Simplot Company. “Lawson worked closely with us throughout the entire process to make sure the solutions they provided were the best fit for our specific needs. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality products and service, and we view Lawson as a long-term partner to help us meet our objectives.”

“We created Lawson Talent Management to help customers like Simplot move from simply managing core HR processes to being much more strategic and effective in how they manage key talent in their organizations,” said Larry Dunivan, senior vice president of Human Capital Management Products for Lawson. “Today’s organizations need to be much more nimble in managing their talent pools and identifying and retaining top performers. Doing so, they can enable their employees to thrive in their positions and career paths. Lawson Talent Management provides tools and resources to help move that from being an HR dream to a reality.”

About Lawson Software
Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to customers in healthcare, public sector (United States), service industries, human capital management, equipment service management & rental, fashion, food & beverage, and manufacturing & distribution across 40 countries. Lawson is a global provider of enterprise software, services and support to customers primarily in three sectors: services, trade and manufacturing/distribution. Lawson solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, 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 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.

About Simplot
The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, proudly brings earth’s resources to life with an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot’s major operations are in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and China, with products marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide. More information about the company can be found at

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