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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

eai it spending utilities  the partnerships with renowned EAI and applications management vendors will provide Lawson with readily available toolkits for making deeper functional adjustments and customizations as well as the better scalability, security and load balancing, where the company has traditionally trailed the bigger competitors. Lawson, by adopting XML as its internal standard and providing appropriate connectors, claims to be able to integrate with other e-commerce systems either on the front end or on the back end so

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