Lawson, SAP Add Collaboration
Lawson Software and SAP are sharpening up their respective enterprise software suites to facilitate collaboration among users both inside and outside the enterprise.Lawson Software Inc. and SAP AG are sharpening up their respective enterprise software suites to facilitate collaboration among users both inside and outside the enterprise. Lawson, at its CUE 2002 user conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, introduced its Services Automation Suite, which lets managers in collaboration-intensive service businesses automate their work from beginning through completion through measurement of the results. The software, generally available next month, comprises 10 modules to help customers source, negotiate, track, bill for and analyze professional services. It is also integrated with back-office automation applications from the St. Paul, Minn., company, including financials or human resources.
Lawson is expanding the collaborative business intelligence capabilities of its software through its acquisition last week of Keyola Corp., of Orlando, Fla. Technology gained in this deal, terms of which were not announced, is enabling Lawson to ship Smart Notification, software that lets Lawson applications deliver event-driven notifications and push key information to the designated people. Smart Notification is due by the end of August.