Lawson says Closedloop's software will strengthen its enterprise performance-management product offerings. Enterprise performance management links strategy and planning with execution and management by helping managers monitor business processes and then using that insight to improve them.
The acquisition is subject to approval by Closedloop Solutions' shareholders. Lawson expects to complete the buyout within 10 days. Lawson, based in St. Paul, Minn., will retain most Closedloop employees at the company's Redwood City, Calif., headquarters.
Closedloop's software will be renamed Lawson Budgeting and Planning and will be integrated with Lawson's existing Enterprise Performance Management Suite. Lawson expects to ship a new version of the Closedloop software sometime during the quarter that begins Dec. 1.