Mission Health System Selects Lawson Knowledgebase

North Carolina-based health system will use web-based HR solution to help increase efficiency, trim costs and enhance the employee experience

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN) today announced Mission Health System (Mission), based in Asheville, N.C., has signed a contract to implement Lawson Knowledgebase, a web-based portal that helps simplify access to HR information. Under this new contract, Mission is adding Lawson Knowledgebase to its current implementation of multiple applications from the Lawson Human Resource Management suite purchased in 2010. The contract for Lawson Knowledgebase was signed during the third quarter of Lawson’s 2011 fiscal year, which ended Feb. 28, 2011.

Lawson Knowledgebase is accessed via the Web and helps unify HR and self service solutions into a single interface with single sign on capability. It provides 24/7 ‘HR anywhere’ service to employees. This solution helps extend the value of HR self-service functionality for employees and managers by helping simplify access to personalized, accurate information in personnel records. It also provides tools to allow employees to update personnel records, keep up to date on company policies and better understand their total compensation package. In addition to self service functionality for employees, Lawson Knowledgebase also provides modules specifically for line managers and HR professionals.

Mission is a not-for-profit, independent community hospital system and North Carolina’s sixth largest health system. It specializes in heart, stroke care, neurosciences and pediatrics. Mission is also the busiest surgical hospital in the state and serves as the region’s dedicated Level II Trauma Center. With a medical staff of more than 750 and 8,285 employees (excluding some regional affiliate hospitals) Mission needed a more efficient way to manage its employee data and HR reporting processes.

“Like many organizations, we were using several different systems to accomplish a variety of tasks from performance management to compensation administration,” said Maria Roloff, vice president of Human Resources for Mission Health System. “The Lawson solutions will help us combine these functions into a more effective and efficient self service toolkit – and help empower our employees and managers. Lawson will help us provide employees with HR support when they need it. The Lawson product suite will play a key role in reengineering our HR service delivery model.”

“Healthcare organizations are under immense pressure to do more with less, but many still rely on manual, inefficient business processes that weigh them down,” said Jim Catalino, senior vice president and general manager for Lawson Healthcare. “Lawson understands the complexity of the healthcare industry and offers solutions to help healthcare organizations eliminate tedious, time-consuming everyday tasks and strip out unnecessary costs. This shift of resources helps improve employee satisfaction and enables organizations to focus more time and energy on patient care.”

Lawson Healthcare is the information technology partner that helps manage and connect the clinical, financial and operational information that allows providers to concentrate on their mission of delivering the best patient care possible. Lawson Healthcare has the combination of software, people and industry know-how to help improve the business of healthcare.

About Lawson Software
Lawson Software is a global provider of enterprise software. We provide business application software, maintenance and consulting to customers primarily in specific services, trade and manufacturing/distribution industries. We specialize in and target specific industries including healthcare, services, public sector, equipment service management & rental, manufacturing & distribution and consumer products industries. Our software solutions include Enterprise Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Business Intelligence, Asset Management, Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, Service Management, Manufacturing Operations, Business Project Management and industry-tailored applications. Our applications help automate and integrate critical business processes, which enable our customers to collaborate with their partners, suppliers and employees, 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.

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