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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/fV/xK/NSVXH4M6ZD5R.jpegLawson Review as a former user... now supporting it as an applications DBAWe use Lawson for our ERP, supporting HR, GL, PO, and Payroll. Primary users are Accounting and Human Resources.,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.,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.,7,We've been a customer since the early 80's. Avoiding conversion has saved us an incalculable amount of money. Fortunately, Lawson has kept up enough to keep meeting our needs. Having a self-service portal saves us internal FTEs in Human Resources and Accounting. Benefits enrollment alone likely saves us one Benefits Coordinator FTE alone.,Oracle eBusiness Suite and Viewpoint Spectrum,Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Data Warehouse, DB2Financial accounting made easier with LawsonLawson is used as an ERP for Financial Accounting for a large part of the product verticals (except Manufacturing Plants where MFG PRO is used). It meets the Financial Accounting requirements of our organization with a lower cost of ownership. The application has been largely customized to suit our requirements. The reporting capabilities are met by taking the data to a separate Data Warehouse and reports are built on top of it with a near real-time feed from ERP.,Fixed asset accounting. Activity-based accounting. Fiscal ledger and management ledger reporting. Shared cost allocations.,Reporting capabilities with mobility options. Flexibility to multiple hierarchical reporting.,7,Lower cost of ownership. Easier to train the users.,,8,Posting Journal Entries Reviewing Financial Reports Visibility of Master data and hierarchies,Advance analytical and Reporting capabilities Integration with other systems,No,7Running with LawsonLawson is the ERP that the entire company uses. It is used by finance, operations and HR.,Reporting Financial statements Operational metrics,Faster reporting More menu options Dynamic reporting,7,Easily access information for pricing Helps with business analysis Easily view multiple entities in one place,Adaptive Suite and Adaptive Discovery,Salesforce.com, Salesforce1 Mobile App, Adaptive Suite
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December 13, 2018

"Lawson Review as a former user... now supporting it as an applications DBA"

Score 7 out of 10
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We use Lawson for our ERP, supporting HR, GL, PO, and Payroll. Primary users are Accounting and Human Resources.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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February 26, 2019

Review: "Financial accounting made easier with Lawson"

Score 7 out of 10
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Lawson is used as an ERP for Financial Accounting for a large part of the product verticals (except Manufacturing Plants where MFG PRO is used).

It meets the Financial Accounting requirements of our organization with a lower cost of ownership. The application has been largely customized to suit our requirements. The reporting capabilities are met by taking the data to a separate Data Warehouse and reports are built on top of it with a near real-time feed from ERP.
  • Fixed asset accounting.
  • Activity-based accounting.
  • Fiscal ledger and management ledger reporting.
  • Shared cost allocations.
  • Reporting capabilities with mobility options.
  • Flexibility to multiple hierarchical reporting.
Lawson, as a Financial Accounting System, meets the expectations with a lower cost of ownership. The license cost, implementation cost, and sustaining efforts are much lower compared with other major players and it can be well suited for small, medium and large companies.

Infor is not substantially investing in upgrading Lawson to meet the next generation reporting needs including automation, mobility, and integration to consolidation.
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September 12, 2016

User Review: "Running with Lawson"

Score 7 out of 10
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Lawson is the ERP that the entire company uses. It is used by finance, operations and HR.
  • Reporting
  • Financial statements
  • Operational metrics
  • Faster reporting
  • More menu options
  • Dynamic reporting
Lawson is food for use with service operations.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pay calculation (1)
4
Benefit plan administration (1)
5
Direct deposit files (1)
6
Salary revision and increment management (1)
5
Reimbursement management (1)
6
API for custom integration (2)
4.5
Plug-ins (2)
4.0
Single sign-on capability (2)
8.5
Role-based user permissions (2)
7.5
Dashboards (2)
4.5
Standard reports (3)
4.5
Custom reports (3)
6.5
Accounts payable (2)
6.5
Accounts receivable (2)
6.0
Global Financial Support (1)
7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers (1)
8
Intercompany Accounting (1)
7
Localizations (1)
8
Enterprise Accounting (1)
8
Configurable Accounting (1)
7
Centralized Rules Framework (1)
7
Standardized Processes (1)
7
Customer Collections (1)
8
Revenue Recognition (1)
7
Cash Management (1)
7
Asset Management (1)
8
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting (1)
7
Transactions Tax (1)
7
Subledger Reconciliations (1)
7
3rd Party Accounting Systems (1)
7
Budgeting and Forecasting (1)
7
Project Costing (1)
7
Cost Capture (1)
8
Capital Project Management (1)
8
Customer Invoicing (1)
7
Project Revenue Recognition (1)
8
Project Financial Performance Analysis (1)
7
Project Financials Dashboard (1)
7

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