News | November 4, 2010

Fairview Health Services Selects Lawson Human Resource Management Suite

Leading Minnesota-based healthcare system seeks to streamline HR processes to provide better service and reduce costs

Lawson Software recently announced that Fairview Health Services, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in Minnesota, has signed a contract to implement Lawson Human Resource Management, a suite within the Lawson Human Capital Management system. Lawson Human Resource Management helps streamline core human resources (HR) functions, such as employee and manager self service and payroll. Lawson Professional Services will manage the implementation. The contract was signed during the first quarter of Lawson's 2011 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, 2010.

Fairview, recently named one of the top 10 U.S. health systems by Thomson Reuters, is an integrated healthcare network serving communities throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest. With seven hospitals, 48 primary care clinics, six urgent care clinics and a wide range of specialty service centers. Fairview sought to replace its aging HR system with a solution that could help HR better address its unique organizational needs in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

"Given the growing challenges that the healthcare industry faces in today's environment, it has become increasingly important for healthcare providers to effectively manage their workforces to better meet the needs of patients," said Larry Dunivan, senior vice president of Human Capital Management products for Lawson. "By transitioning to Lawson Human Resource Management software, Fairview will have modern tools to help improve visibility into critical workforce data and help the organization achieve greater operational efficiency and deliver increased value to its patients."

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 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. For more information, visit For Lawson's listing on the First North exchange in Sweden, Remium AB is acting as the Certified Adviser.

SOURCE: Lawson Software