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Lawson Issues Pair of Analytics Apps for Manufacturers and Distributors

Lawson Software has made available two new analytics applications to help manufacturers and distributors improve their decision-making and generate cost savings. Lawson M3 Analytics focuses on four business areas: sales, finance, procurement and warehousing/logistics. M3 Analytics for Manufacturing offers additional analytical capabilities specific to that sector, targeting production and order costing. According to Lawson, both tools help companies to simplify the deployment of business-intelligence tools without having to develop analytics applications in-house. The software includes more than 70 pre-configured key performance indicators (KPIs) and 50 pre-built scorecard reports commonly used by manufacturers and distributors. Sample KPIs include day sales outstanding, inventory turnover, delivery performance and gross-margin percentage. Scorecards highlight such data as sales versus budget, supplier performance, production variances and customer debt. Lawson also recently introduced M3 Analytics for Food and Beverage.
Lawson Software

Lawson Software has made available two new analytics applications to help manufacturers and distributors improve their decision-making and generate cost savings. Lawson M3 Analytics focuses on four business areas: sales, finance, procurement and warehousing/logistics. M3 Analytics for Manufacturing offers additional analytical capabilities specific to that sector, targeting production and order costing. According to Lawson, both tools help companies to simplify the deployment of business-intelligence tools without having to develop analytics applications in-house. The software includes more than 70 pre-configured key performance indicators (KPIs) and 50 pre-built scorecard reports commonly used by manufacturers and distributors. Sample KPIs include day sales outstanding, inventory turnover, delivery performance and gross-margin percentage. Scorecards highlight such data as sales versus budget, supplier performance, production variances and customer debt. Lawson also recently introduced M3 Analytics for Food and Beverage.
Lawson Software