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Cook Children’s Health Care System Selects Multiple Lawson Enterprise Solutions


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Date: February 9 2010

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 9, 2010 – Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN) today announced it signed a contract with Cook Children’s Health Care System. Under the contract, Lawson will provide multiple enterprise solutions including Lawson Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Mobile Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management applications. Cook Children’s also selected Lawson Business Intelligence, Learning Accelerator and ProcessFlow Integrator. The contract was signed during Lawson’s second quarter of fiscal 2010, which ended Nov. 30, 2009.

Cook Children’s Health Care System is based in Fort Worth, Texas. The organization has expanded in size and scope, particularly over the last decade when it has added more than $100 million in new facilities to better serve children in North Texas. With the addition of facilities and lines of care, the organization needed a business system that would help it manage supplies, contracts and staff.

Following an intensive search, Cook Children’s chose the Lawson business applications to help improve key business processes. For example, Lawson Mobile Supply Chain Management will help the organization with receiving, delivery and management of supply inventory by automating the collection of supply usage data right where the work is done. Hospital staff members use handheld devices to capture and transmit supply data – in receiving, warehouses, storerooms, mailrooms and par locations. More accurate supply data can help reduce supply costs.

In addition, Cook Children’s will use Lawson Human Resource Management to help streamline core human resources activities. With the Lawson system’s Employee & Manager Self Service function, Cook Children’s employees now have greater control and access to HR activities and information.

“By better integrating our systems and data, we see opportunities to improve business processes and become more nimble as an overall organization,” said Tracy Waller, chief information officer for Cook Children’s Medical Center. “Access to relevant data is key to improving our efficiency and containing costs.”

“Cook Children’s Medical Center is taking the right steps to address the increasing business challenges facing today’s healthcare organizations,” said Jim Catalino, general manager for Lawson Healthcare. “Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are facing non-stop and intense pressure to hold the line on costs and become more efficient – all while managing staff most effectively to meet the needs of patients. It’s a difficult balancing act, but Lawson delivers business systems that help provide greater visibility into accurate data, which allows managers and employees to make better, faster decisions. This leads to greater efficiency and reduced costs, which are paramount in today’s healthcare environment.”

About Lawson Software

Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,500 customers in equipment service management and rental, fashion, food & beverage, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, public sector (United States), service industries, and strategic human capital management across 40 countries. Lawson Software is a global provider of enterprise software, services and support to customers primarily in three sectors: services, trade and manufacturing/distribution.  Lawson’s solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Human Capital Management, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Asset Management and industry-tailored applications. Lawson solutions assist customers in simplifying their businesses or organizations by helping them streamline processes, reduce costs and enhance business or operational performance. Lawson is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and has offices around the world. Visit Lawson online at www.lawson.com. For Lawson’s listing on the First North exchange in Sweden, Remium AB is acting as the Certified Adviser.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that contain risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements contain statements of intent, belief or current expectations of Lawson Software and its management. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company is not obligated to update forward-looking statements based on circumstances or events that occur in the future. Risks and uncertainties that may cause such differences include but are not limited to: uncertainties in uncertainties in the software industry; uncertainties as to when and whether the conditions for the recognition of deferred revenue will be satisfied; increased competition; general economic conditions; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; continuation of the global credit crisis; global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.




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