Strategic Sourcing, an add-on to Lawson's procurement supply chain management software, is the next product scheduled for release.
Customers can also expect to see other supply chain applications, as well as Lawson Human Capital Management software, said Maher Hakim, senior vice president of product strategy at Lawson, on Thursday. "Step by step we will show customers new applications written in Landmark," he said "We will have the applications fully integrated with Lawson 9, and then slowly migrate them over."
Lawson Release 9 lays the foundation for SOA and prepares customers for the next-generation Landmark applications.
The release will merge several Lawson applications, technology and tools into one version, simplifying purchasing pricing, packaging, maintenance contracts and support for customers.
With Lawson 9, the software maker becomes the single point for support and services. Customers no longer need to purchase directory and applications servers and database engine from a third party.
The components are provided as part of the package, along with business process management tools optimized on IBM’s WebSphere, DB2 Universal Database and Tivoli software.
Lawson will add new functionality designed to help publicly traded companies comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Act Sections 404 and 409, and business intelligence tailored for mid-market companies.
The software company also promises an easier upgrade path, less expensive and quick, as customers migrate to the new technology.
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