26 April 2011
Lawson Software to be acquired by Infor parent
Infor and GGC Software Holdings (part of Infor parent Golden Gate Capital) have agreed to acquire Movex ERP software developer Lawson Software, with completion due Q3 2011.
Ex Oracle Infor CEO Charles Phillips says that, following completion of the deal, the combined Infor and Lawson ERP software will be serving more than 75,000 customers across manufacturing, health care, distribution, public sector, and hospitality.
"Infor and Lawson will create a rich, integrated enterprise application suite," he states.
"We plan to integrate many of the applications as soon after closing as possible, facilitated by a standards-based approach and the fact that both companies' applications are already service-enabled," he adds.
Phillips says the goal is to innovate and "change how customers deploy, use, and upgrade enterprise applications", and he suggests that the management team has "a long list of ideas to improve the customer experience and deliver value".
Infor had already announced a plan to hire 400 additional software engineers and ship approximately 60% more products and enhancements than last year. Now, the company says it also plans to reduce the need for customisations, while also taking responsibility for more localisations and making reports and user extensions easier.
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