In several aspects, Lawson Software could be regarded as an enterprise applications market anomaly. For one, at its peak in fiscal 2002, the company boasted annual revenues of nearly $430 million, but it still has only a slender (less than 10 percent of revenues) presence outside of its US domestic market. Further, it remains a major force in enterprise applications software, yet it does not cater the functionality to manufacturing sectors, and the vastness of its sales are thus derived from just a few service-oriented vertical markets-primarily health care and retail.
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After Part Three: Market Impact Market Impact Although Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN) has a long trail of success, throughout 2002 it encountered many simultaneous challenges. Still, after initially chalking up and experiencing hiccups, the vendor seems to be weathering the storm and getting back on track. While it is quite difficult to compete against the likes of SAP , PeopleSoft , and Oracle , it is certainly not impossible, as witnessed in the past (see Lawson Asserts Itself, Draws A Bead On