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Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Lawson Software, Inc. (LWSN) is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions and professional services to mid-market enterprises in the healthcare, retail, public and professional service industries. The company's technology has an open and flexible architecture and enables Web-based applications. The company derives its revenue from software license fees as well as professional services (including consulting, training, and implementation) and customer support and maintenance. With the acquisition of Intentia, Lawson has over 4,500 customers and derived approximately 52% of its revenue from the U.S., 44% from EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and the remaining 4% from Asia-Pacific in fiscal year 2008. The company conducts global operations in over 40 countries and has more than 4000 employees.
The company offers business application software, maintenance and consulting services in the manufacturing/distribution sector (M3) and the services sector / trade industries (S3). There is another horizontal market focus with a human resources management product line. The M3 product line was aquired with Intentia, a Swedish company. Lawson is partnering with IBM for the basic technology platform of their applications (middleware).
The companies fiscal year starts June 1 of the previous year and ends May 31. Lawson is reporting according to the US GAAP standard. Reporting currency is USD.