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Lawson Asserts Itself, Draws A Bead On Bigger Players
With the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship suite due in August, Lawson Software throws a gauntlet to direct, bigger competitors

evaluating hr utilities  effort may benefit from evaluating Lawson's ASP offering. Since any company planning to engage in e-business will want to have at least a basic financials package and will need other components of an ERP suite afterwards, the easy deployability and integration promised by Lawson is a compelling reason to consider it as part of any e-commerce initiative. More comprehensive recommendations for both current and potential Lawson users can be found in Lawson Software Expands Vertically As Well and Lawson

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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While HRIS are also commonly referred to as human resource management systems (HRMS) or as human capital management (HCM), for the purpose of this guide, we will refer to the systems that support HR functionality as HRIS throughout. All these systems—in one way or another—encompass core HR functionality.

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