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Score 7.1 out of 101
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Lawson

For a mid-sized company, it is a decent choice. Other ERP vendors will give you a better employee self-service portal. I'm assuming Lawson's price point is lower than those, however.
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PeopleSoft

Well suited for established, large organizations with a large user base and the ability to devote significant resources to design and implementation of a vetted, long-term solution for business processing. Not well suited for very small businesses or businesses whose business processes are changing continuously. Changing PeopleSoft for business process changes/modifications requires significant time and resources due to the design, testing, and implementation tasks involved
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Lawson
5.2
PeopleSoft
8.9
Pay calculation
Lawson
4.0
PeopleSoft
9.5
Benefit plan administration
Lawson
5.0
PeopleSoft
8.2
Direct deposit files
Lawson
6.0
PeopleSoft
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Lawson
5.0
PeopleSoft
8.7
Reimbursement management
Lawson
6.0
PeopleSoft
9.0

Customization

Lawson
4.3
PeopleSoft
8.0
API for custom integration
Lawson
4.5
PeopleSoft
8.2
Plug-ins
Lawson
4.0
PeopleSoft
7.9

Security

Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Lawson
8.5
PeopleSoft
9.3
Role-based user permissions
Lawson
7.5
PeopleSoft
9.2

Reporting & Analytics

Lawson
5.2
PeopleSoft
8.8
Dashboards
Lawson
4.5
PeopleSoft
9.4
Standard reports
Lawson
4.5
PeopleSoft
8.9
Custom reports
Lawson
6.5
PeopleSoft
8.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Lawson
7.2
PeopleSoft
8.1
Accounts payable
Lawson
6.5
PeopleSoft
8.5
Accounts receivable
Lawson
6.0
PeopleSoft
8.6
Global Financial Support
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
8.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
8.1
Intercompany Accounting
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
8.7
Localizations
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
6.6
Enterprise Accounting
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
7.8
Configurable Accounting
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
9.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
6.9
Standardized Processes
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
8.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.3

Subledger and Financial Process

Lawson
7.3
PeopleSoft
8.0
Customer Collections
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
7.6
Revenue Recognition
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
8.3
Cash Management
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
8.6
Asset Management
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
7.7
Transactions Tax
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
8.7
Subledger Reconciliations
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
7.2
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
7.5
Automated Invoice Processing
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.5
Shared Services Payments
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.5
Billings Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.2
Customer Receipt Applications
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.1
Travel & Expense Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.3
Period Close
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.4

Project Financial Management

Lawson
7.4
PeopleSoft
7.3
Budgeting and Forecasting
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
7.4
Project Costing
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
7.7
Cost Capture
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
8.1
Capital Project Management
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Lawson
8.0
PeopleSoft
6.6
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
7.3
Project Financials Dashboard
Lawson
7.0
PeopleSoft
7.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Real-time Financial Reporting
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.9
Project Planning Collaboration
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4

Inventory Management

Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Inventory tracking
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.4
Automatic reordering
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Location management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.4
Manufacturing module
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3

Order Management

Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.2
Pricing
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.1
Order entry
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.9
Credit card processing
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.6
Cost of goods sold
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Order Orchestration
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
End-to-end order visibility
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.1

Project Execution Management

Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Project Manager Dashboard
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.1
Resource Manager Dashboard
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.2
Task Insight for Project Managers
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.1
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.8
Team Member Task Collaboration
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.8
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.2
Project Candidate Search
Lawson
PeopleSoft
4.5
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Defineable Resource Pools
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.9
Talent Profiles
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.7
Real-Time Project Reporting
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.2
Absence Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.3
Product Lifecycle Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.4

Grants Management

Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.9
Spending Control
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.6
Indirect Cost Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.3
Billing
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.3

Procurement

Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.4
Sourcing Analysis
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.6
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Contract Authoring
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.8
Contract Compliance Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.7
Contract History
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.9
Contract Renewal Automation
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.2
Contract Repository
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.4
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Electronic Signatures
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.6
Invoice Automated Matching
Lawson
PeopleSoft
9.5
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.9
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Lawson
PeopleSoft
9.3
Spend Compliance Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.0
Supplier Assessment
Lawson
PeopleSoft
9.1
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Supplier Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.5
Supplier Portal
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.2

Risk Management

Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Risk Repository
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Control Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Control Mapping
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Control Efficiency Assessments
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Automated Control Assessments
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Assessment Capture
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Issue Detection
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Automatic Notification
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Remediation and Certification
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3

Logistics

Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Transportation Sourcing Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
4.5
Transportation Process Integration
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Transportation Execution Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Freight Payment Automation
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Trade Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Customs Entry Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Customs Document Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Customs Document Collaboration
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Fulfillment Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
4.5
Inventory Visibility
Lawson
PeopleSoft
4.5
Warehouse Workforce Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
4.5

Manufacturing

Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Production Process Design
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.8
Supply Chain Business Flows
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.8
Production Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.3
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.6
Configuration Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.6
Work Definition
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.6
Work Execution
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3
Advanced Fulfillment
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.8
Manufacturing Costs
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.1

Supply Chain

Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.5
Forecasting
Lawson
PeopleSoft
8.0
Inventory Planning
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.7
Performance Monitoring
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.7

Product Lifecycle Management

Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.1
Ideation Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Requirements Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Proposal Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Innovation Portfolio Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Product Master Data Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
6.4
Vendor Portal
Lawson
PeopleSoft
5.5
Project Portfolio Management
Lawson
PeopleSoft
7.3

Pros

Lawson

  • Very stable product. Some of its weaknesses are also its strengths. The lack of web services seems to actually increase stability.
  • No software vendor in this space is perfect. Lawson does perform as advertised.
  • Again, a weakness of this (limited functionality) is a hidden strength as well. In software there is a complexity/feature tradeoff. Where Lawson lacks in features, it does give you a more simple setup for your organization.
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PeopleSoft

  • Customizable - PeopleSoft Financials allows for an incredible amount of flexibility and customization which is well suited to many industries including the healthcare and utility sectors.
  • Platform Agnostic - PeopleSoft Financials has adapted to the shifting environment of multi-form-factor devices and the challenges that arise with mobile browsers and desktop power users by implementing a "Fluid" interface that can be used across all devices
  • Feature Rich - PeopleSoft Financials includes settings and configuration for virtually any situation that arises within an organization's financial model, with most transactional settings being more than is required by the industry which ensures tracking to the level the organization requires
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Cons

Lawson

  • Features. Would love to see better delivery of new regulatory reporting, for example the 1095C for benefits.
  • I haven't seen many advancements in the core product in quite awhile. Would like to see a refreshed look.
  • Like all software vendors, there is a current push to go cloud-based, which I find nauseating. This is not unique to Lawson... but neither are they exempt from it.
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PeopleSoft

  • Constant login to a job can become tedious.
  • I would like to see a full format where a job can be looked at for estimate/billing/approvals all under 1 screen (or platform). Prism gets a bit tedious when you need to pick a function first and then change the job. I think it would be easier if you were able to pull a job and then pick a function.
  • As all programs - glitches exist. They are sometimes unexplainable, but PRISM seems to keep a good record at maintaining a forward positive movement on upgrades. I would like to see a speedier process time as well as less crashes.
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Likelihood to Renew

Lawson

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 9.1
Based on 2 answers
PeopleSoft financials seems to always find ways to improve and upgrade. PeopleSoft does a good job keeping up with technology
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Usability

Lawson

Lawson 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It meets most of the reporting requirements and ability to use the system easily. We like the simple interfaces for the users and ability to perform mass journal entry uploads. The Master data is easy to consume by users, including Chart of Accounts structure, Accounting Units, Cost Centers. The Activity based reporting feature is useful.
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PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 8.2
Based on 1 answer
PeopleSoft financial is user friendly and once you get the hang of it is very useful in everyday accounting
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Support

Lawson

Lawson 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support is satisfactory, given the large user base of the product. We had no issues to meet our reporting deadlines with Lawson. The organizational support team internally are well trained and hence only on exceptional basis issues are escalated to Lawson support team. We had no negative experience so far with the support of Lawson.
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PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Because when I have a problem, our staff is well trained and they can answer most of my questions on the first call
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Implementation

Lawson

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't part of the implementation
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Alternatives Considered

Lawson

We have used Lawson for over15 years. I'm not sure what products were reviewed when Lawson was implemented. We migrated from AS/400 to Lawson for most of our product verticals/geographies. Lawson is easier to use compared with other ERPs, perhaps due to the fact it has been used for many years and we have a well-matured user base.
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PeopleSoft

Both about the same I like the new interface of PeopleSoft
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Return on Investment

Lawson

  • Lower cost of ownership.
  • Easier to train the users.
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PeopleSoft

  • Positive tracking of ledger information for all areas of the organization. Our organization has multiple business units that require the accurate and complete tracking of transactions and budgetary history going back multiple years, which PeopleSoft Financials has done
  • Ability to connect with external vendors easily and to export any and all file types and connect to service operations/web services as well as accept and process transactions from external systems has brought a positive impact
  • PeopleSoft provides the framework to reconcile transactions across the organization and within different business units to provide transparency and transactional history for metrics and data analysis
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Pricing Details

Lawson

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

PeopleSoft

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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