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Lawson Means Business with HCM (But Wait, There's More...)
Lawson Software (NASDAQ: LWSN), headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the United States (US), and with offices around the world, provides software and service

bidding spreadsheet  scheduling product (nurse shift bidding, for example).  All things being equal, these hospitals will likely buy this application from Lawson and not other providers (e.g., API , Kronos, Infor, etc.) if Lawson has its own offering.  If the company manages to sell it to other types of organizations at some stage - that would be great, but the deal is driven by the healthcare segment's requirements . While future Lawson workforce management solution will likely be adapted to serve several industries,

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