Lawson M3 10.1 helps companies avoid excess production
19 Feb '10
3 min read
Lawson Software introduced its newest release of the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System, Lawson M3 10.1. With this launch, Lawson is bringing its most significant launch for the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System to date, with more than 100 overall enhancements, including more than 600 detailed functional changes.
The M3 10.1 version also includes new industry-specific features and enhancements focusing on specific business processes for companies served by the Lawson Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Distribution, and Equipment Service Management & Rental business units.
In conjunction with the Lawson M3 10.1 launch, Lawson also introduced Lawson for Fashion, a comprehensive, industry-specific enterprise software solution for fashion companies, connecting business processes from product concept to customer. Lawson M3 10.1 and Lawson for Fashion are generally available. Lawson is introducing the latest M3 solution in 39 countries globally, including five new countries now supported by the M3 solution; Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina and South Africa.
The latest version of the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System includes numerous enhancements across Lawson's targeted industries to help make users of the Lawson M3 system even more productive and satisfied. Enhancements include new Lawson Smart Office functionality, designed to help users create a more effective and efficient user environment on their desktop. The new release also includes Lawson Enterprise Search, which brings Internet-like search functions to a user's Lawson and non-Lawson data, helping to simplify searches for structured and unstructured data across multiple systems.
Lawson M3 10.1 also includes enhanced package management functionality as well as a strengthened Lawson M3 Demand Planner, which helps companies avoid excess production or stock-outs. It also includes new bulk order management to help companies efficiently plan their supply chain resources, which ultimately helps support lean supply chain concepts. Comprehensive catch weight handling functionality will also help improve supply chain efficiency specifically for food and beverage companies.
"Lawson M3 10.1 really establishes the idea of 'Lawson for you.' It's built around the specific industry business challenges that our customers face every day," said Henrik Billgren, vice president of M3 Industries and Application Product Management for Lawson. "Talking to our customers 'Lawson for YOU' is about YOUR industry, YOUR company, YOUR users - it really focuses on the very specific needs of our customers' industries. We're focused on further simplifying the Lawson M3 system to help drive down the total cost of ownership for our customers by bringing new technology, simpler operation and user interaction - and an easier path for upgrades. By doing this, we help our customers realize benefits of their software investments faster, while helping them become strongerorganizations."