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.
through the relationship with XRT) Financial Reporting Self-Service Strategic Ledger (it captures data that would not typically be maintained in an organization's general ledger to measure profitability and business performance in multidimensional detail) Thus, the product exhibits many features that would either be key differentiators or at least could give the bigger tier 1 offerings a run for their money. These would be the Strategic Ledger module, the ability to segment chart of accounts, the