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Date Posted: 4/6/2011

PeaceHealth Simplifies Financial and Supply Operations with Lawson Software


Leading Pacific Northwest health system now using Lawson solutions to standardize business processes across regions to help improve productivity and cut costs
 
 
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lawson Software (Nasdaq:LWSN - News) today announced that PeaceHealth, based in Bellevue, Wash., recently completed its deployment of the Lawson S3 Enterprise Financial Management and Supply Chain Management suites. The solutions have helped the health system centralize core business functions, such as payroll, accounts payable and procurement to help it better track supplies and inventory, and reduce payment errors stemming from paper-based processes. Lawson Professional Services assisted with the deployment.

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health system with medical centers, critical access hospitals, medical group clinics and laboratories located in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. The health system has provided care for more than a century, and today, serves these communities through more than 53,000 inpatient admissions, 500,000 outpatient registrations and one million medical group encounters.

“To help focus resources on our mission values and vision, standardizing on a business application platform and consistent business processes across all regions was one of our key objectives,” said Stephen R. Omta, executive sponsor of cornerstone for PeaceHealth. “We chose Lawson as our technology partner because of its industry expertise and because its solutions offer the flexibility we needed to help us make this transformation successful. Internally, we referred to the Lawson implementation as the Cornerstone Project, because that’s exactly what it was – it helped us create a platform to support a series of system improvements that help us better serve our patients and communities.”

Lawson Financial Management and Supply Chain Management solutions have helped PeaceHealth automate several activities from purchase order generation to invoice payment, saving time and resources that the health system can use to focus on patient care. In addition, Lawson helped PeaceHealth improve visibility of information across departments, allowing executives to access accurate, timely information quickly to help them make faster, more informed business decisions.

“One of the biggest challenges healthcare organizations face today is the need to do more with their limited resources without making any compromises to patient care,” said Jim Catalino, general manager for Lawson Healthcare. “Lawson’s solutions are geared to address the complexities of the healthcare industry, and can help organizations simplify their operations and identify hidden costs weighing them down. This is critical to help establish a sustainable business environment and advance strategic clinical initiatives.”

Lawson Healthcare is the information technology partner that helps manage and connect the clinical, financial and operational information that allows providers to concentrate on their mission of delivering the best patient care possible. Lawson Healthcare has the combination of software, people and industry know-how to help improve the business of healthcare.

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; uncertainties as to when and whether signed software license contracts will meet the conditions for the recognition of revenue; increased competition; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; continuation of the global recession and credit crisis; Lawson’s ability to integrate acquisitions successfully; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries; the impact of the earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand on the business environment; the outcome of pending litigation and other risk factors listed in the company's 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.
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