Lawson Software Partnership with ARX Enhances Workflow Solution

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Digital signature capabilities Added to Lawson Smart Office by New Partnership with ARX (Algorithmic Research).

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Digital signatures can help create portable audit trails, easing integration of multiple resources and functions. This helps our customers manage cost while adding proper controls that they need for a variety of compliance requirements.

Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN) now provides access to ARX's CoSign® digital signature solution, allowing customers to digitally sign documents when working within their Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System.

Lawson will offer CoSign, an innovative digital signature (standard electronic signature) solution that allows organizations to sign and protect electronic transactions, expedite business processes, reduce costs, increase security and help comply with various regulations. Lawson customers that opt for CoSign will access this functionality through Lawson Smart Office, Lawson's intuitive, personalized user interface that allows users to directly access Lawson and Microsoft applications and update data pervasively and instantly across the applications.

By offering this latest advancement within the Lawson ERP system, customers can benefit from added security, improved data integrity and user accountability. When working with any specific activity, a user can be required to digitally sign any changes made to the data, an electronic digitally signed document will then be generated, automatically linking their identity with the action taken. Lawson Document Archive Foundation then manages the signed records, providing a reference point for audit purposes.

"With the addition of the CoSign digital signature capability to the Lawson M3 system, we're able to help our customers improve their security and control capabilities, which is required for passing corporate governance audits and complying with various industry regulations," said John Gledhill, global director of product management for Lawson. "Plus, our companies have a shared commitment to offer technology solutions that are designed to be easier to own, implement and use, which was an important factor in our decision to go with ARX CoSign."

"Our partnership with Lawson highlights the benefits standard digital signatures provide within a leading ERP solution like the Lawson M3 system," said John Marchioni, vice president of business development, Americas, ARX. "Digital signatures can help create portable audit trails, easing integration of multiple resources and functions. This helps our customers manage cost while adding proper controls that they need for a variety of compliance requirements."

About Lawson Software
Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Lawson's solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Asset Management and industry-tailored applications. Lawson solutions assist customers in simplifying their businesses or organizations by helping them streamline processes, reduce costs and enhance business or operational performance. Lawson is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and has offices around the world. Visit Lawson online at http://www.lawson.com.

About CoSign Digital Signatures
CoSign is ARX's digital signature solution that allows users to digitally sign multiple document types, records, files, forms, and electronic transactions from their desktop or via a zero-footprint technology using any Web browser. By using standard digital signature technology, CoSign produces a portable signature record for every signature it captures. The portable signature format - CoSign®PSF™ enables partners, customers, and prospects to retain and verify the proof of identity, intent, and transaction integrity over the life of the record without any proprietary software. CoSign signatures are being used by hundreds of thousands of users in Enterprise, B2B and B2C processes. For more information, please see white papers and product details at http://www.arx.com/products/cosign_moreinfo.php.

About the Digital Signature Company - ARX (Algorithmic Research)
ARX is a global provider of digital signature solutions for the life sciences, healthcare, government, engineering, and manufacturing organizations. ARX has over 20 years of experience assisting life sciences, healthcare, governmental, engineering, and manufacturing businesses cost effectively to secure, streamline, and scale their business processes and transactions. The company specializes in enabling organizations of any size to scale digital signature and security solutions at the lowest TCO while retaining proper control mechanisms that are required by legislation, regulation and industry best practice. For more information, please visit http://www.arx.com.

CoSign is a registered trademark and CoSign PSF is a trademark of Algorithmic Research, Ltd. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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