Enterprise software supplier Lawson is planning to introduce four human resources applications on its Landmark ERP architecture by the end of May.
The new applications are: global human resources, talent acquisition, local human resources and performance management.
Lawson has invested heavily in Landmark over the past year. The architecture is designed to help Lawson compete with Oracle and SAP as a supplier of service-oriented architecture technology.
In human resources, Landmark will enable companies to tailor roles for every individual they employ. By making the assignment of roles so flexible, employers can start using some of Lawson's emerging HR applications, such as talent management, said the company.
The company has also extended its M3 enterprise resource planning system to help businesses link customer orders.
Speaking at Lawson's annual user conference, John Gledhill, global director of the M3 product, said, "When a sale is changed, immediately manufacturing and procurement are told of the change."
The new functionality is part of M3 7.1, the first upgrade to the ERP system since Lawson acquired the application suite when it bought software supplier Intentia. More than 3,000 companies in some 40 countries use M3. The application suite is better known as Movex, which was its name when it was owned by Intentia.
M3 7.1 also features a new graphical user interface running on Microsoft's .net Framework 3.0. The interface works with Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
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