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State of Michigan Pilots Lawson Services Automation Software for HR Management Network Project Team.

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NASCIO NASCIO National Association of State Chief Information Officers  2002

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2002

The State of Michigan's Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees.  Management Network (HRMN HRMN Human Resources Management Network
HRMN Human Resource Management Network
) team is piloting Lawson's Services Automation software as a way to improve management of approximately 20 software development projects, Lawson Software (Lawson Software, St. Paul, MN, A software company that specializes in ERP for vertical markets including health care, retail, public sector, professional and financial services.  (Nasdaq:LWSN) announced today at the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) 2002 Conference in St. Louis.

Consistent with the company's vertical market strategy, Lawson is focused on using Services Automation to meet the particular needs of each of its target verticals. The State of Michigan, which currently uses Lawson's Human Resources suite, is one of Lawson's largest public sector customers. The Services Automation pilot involves about 100 users on the HRMN team.

Richard Huneke, HRMN project director for the State of Michigan, said he was interested in Lawson's Services Automation software as a way to improve project reporting and management. "Lawson's software works really well with our project planning project planning - project management  and documentation tools," he said. "Also, the Services Automation solution can help us keep track of multiple projects involving teams that cross state departments and agencies, all from a single point of access."

Lawson's Services Automation software helps IT organizations provide more efficient and effective service delivery while ensuring that IT investments are aligned with the organization's objectives. It automates, organizes and manages projects, resources, utilization, time and costs. The latest version announced this fall includes a new portfolio management application, an intuitive analysis tool that helps decision-makers scrutinize investments and optimize and balance portfolios.

From employee efficiency and recruitment systems, to human resources and personnel tools, Lawson has developed software solutions for the public sector that address the needs of students, constituents, members, employees, vendors and the community. Lawson serves more than 120 public sector customers, including four of the 25 largest school districts in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and five of the top 20 state organizations. Kindergarten through 12th grade school districts, universities, colleges, cities, counties, state governments, public-owned utilities, membership organizations and service organizations use Lawson's software designed for the public sector.

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, and other strategic markets achieve competitive advantage. Lawson's solutions include enterprise performance management, distribution, financials, human resources, procurement, merchandising and services automation. Headquartered in St. Paul St. Paul

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