The combined suite of Infor and Lawson software applications will create a new set of industry-specific tools that will serve an installed base of about 75,000 enterprises worldwide.
which makes enterprise resource planning, customer resource and other
management software, announced April 26 that it is acquiring Lawson Software.
of the deal were not disclosed. Infor, whose CEO, Charles Phillips, formerly
was president of Oracle, is handling the transaction with the help of a holding
company, GGC Software Holdings.
produces on-premises management and production software for
manufacturing, supply chain, product lifecycle, workforce and asset management.
Lawson makes enterprise financial and human resources software for improvement
of business process flows that can be deployed on-premises and in the cloud.
customers are mostly in verticals such as manufacturing, health care,
distribution, public sector and hospitality.
completion of the transaction, the combined suite of Infor and Lawson software
applications will create a new set of industry-specific tools that will serve
an installed base of about 75,000 enterprises worldwide, Infor said. The tools
will use a single sign-on, and have common look and feel and "seamless
navigation across composite applications deployed on-premise and in the
cloud," Infor said.
the transaction closes, we plan to integrate many of the applications facilitated
by a standards-based approach, and by the fact that both companies'
applications are already service-enabled," Phillips said.
said Infor has a "long list of ideas on how to improve the customer
experience and deliver value through a singular focus on enterprise
applications, accelerated investment and a strong incentive to challenge