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Lawson Software: Self-Evidently Thriving on Innovations
Lawson's continual investment in R&D delivers innovative products, often in advance of much larger competitors. Increasing competition from larger vendors with

tier one innovations  mid-market and low end tier 1 companies (with $100M-$2B in revenue), based on a very deep understanding of customers' needs within the following industries: Financial Services; Healthcare; Professional Services; Public Sector; Retail; Wholesale Distribution; and Publishing. Organizations seeking a Web-based solution and out-of-box functionality with little or no re-engineering effort may wish to evaluate Lawson. Lawson should be included on a short list in any selection within the following industries:

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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