California School District Signs Contract for Lawson Human Capital Management Suite

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lawson Software (Nasdaq:LWSN) today announced that Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, Calif., licensed its Human Capital Management suite to help streamline administration of the district´s human resources processes. The contract was signed in Lawson´s second quarter of fiscal year 2007, which ended Nov. 30, 2006.

Located in San Diego County, Sweetwater Union High School District is the largest secondary school district in California. Its 6,500 employees serve more than 41,000 students.

"We wanted to improve the way the human resources department serves the district´s employees, so teachers, classified staff and administrators have more time to focus on enhancing student achievement," said Rita Sierra Beyers, assistant superintendent for Human Resources, Sweetwater Union High School District. "The limited capacity of our legacy business system hindered that goal. After an extensive evaluation process, we found that Lawson offered the advanced capabilities we need to support our evolving human resources processes at a price the district can afford."
The new Lawson applications will replace Sweetwater´s legacy human resource system, which required inefficient, paper-based processes. With Lawson Human Capital Management, Sweetwater will be able to create automated workflows to help streamline key HR processes, such as hiring and processing new employees. The new Lawson system also will enable the district to deploy employee self-service access to basic HR information, increase employee productivity by eliminating duplicate data entry, and reduce staff overtime costs.

The district will integrate the new Lawson applications with several other third-party business systems, including the Chancery Student Management System and the San Diego County Office of Education.

Lawson Professional Services will provide implementation services for the district´s system rollout, which Sweetwater expects to complete by March 2008.

"The pressure to improve student classroom performance is a challenge welcomed by education professionals and one that starts by ensuring teachers, staff and administrators have the support they need to be effective," said Ken Munson, industry marketing director, Government & Education, Lawson Software. "Our Human Capital Management suite eases administrative burdens and improves employee satisfaction through self-service and reporting capabilities, helping staff devote more time and resources to students."
Lawson serves more than 120 public services customers, including three of the top seven digital state governments and four of the 25 largest school districts in the United States. State governments, cities, counties, school districts, publicly owned utilities/authorities and special districts rely on Lawson´s solutions to help meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders – constituents, employees, students, vendors and the community – while helping to maximize limited budgets.

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Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Lawson´s solutions include Enterprise Performance 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. Visit Lawson online at
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