News | April 5, 2011

Lawson Introduces Lawson Analytics For Healthcare

New offering gives healthcare organizations easier access to their most important labor productivity, supply chain and financial data

Lawson Software recently introduced Lawson Analytics for Healthcare, a new analytic solution that will offer healthcare organizations a simple way to connect staffing, clinical and financial information for better decision making. Lawson Analytics for Healthcare is designed to help deliver the benefits of a major business intelligence project at a fraction of the cost and time. It is scheduled to be generally available in May 2011 and will provide timely metrics from across the organization to help healthcare organizations measure, improve and monitor their financial performance. Lawson introduced the new offering during the 2011 Lawson Conference and User Exchange (CUE) that opened today in Boston.

Built by healthcare experts for healthcare organizations, Lawson Analytics for Healthcare helps simplify access to the right information at the right time across an organization. It extracts data from Lawson applications, including supply chain, staffing and financial data, as well as data from non-Lawson systems. This creates a rapid connection within a healthcare organization's operations allowing staff to stop searching for data and start analyzing it. It also provides greater confidence in business decisions.

Lawson Analytics for Healthcare also helps simplify the software user's experience by presenting data in a highly intuitive view, with the most relevant information and action items in a clear view. "We worked closely with our healthcare customers to better understand the data that is most important to them and to understand precisely how they use the information," said Bob Ainsbury, vice president of industry strategy for Lawson Healthcare. "By delivering relevant data, we can help our customers improve their business performance and operating margin on a sustained basis by helping them target cost reduction initiatives and improve business processes."

Catholic Health East is one of the first Lawson customers to use the Analytics solution. Catholic Health East (CHE) is a multi-institution Catholic health system serving patients from Florida to Maine and employs approximately 54,000 people. The health system used Lawson Analytics for Healthcare to focus on finance and supply chain activities.

"Prior to using Lawson Analytics for Healthcare, we had limited access to metrics to help us assess vendors, giving us a limited picture of vendor performance," said Florence Doyle, vice president of supply chain for CHE. "Vendor performance is based on many key metrics, including on-time delivery, complete and accurate orders, and accurate shipping, which is what we refer to as the ‘Perfect Order.' We now have a tool that allows us to monitor a wide range of vendor perfect order metrics, follow data trends over time, and compare vendor performance by each CHE facility and region. This will help us partner with our vendors to improve performance and reduce costs over time."

"Healthcare organizations need easy access to the most important business data to make better, faster decisions," said Jim Catalino, general manager for Lawson Healthcare. "By creating Lawson Analytics for Healthcare, we can help simplify this highly complex task. Ultimately this helps our customers reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance 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. 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