Lawson Software Announces Product Partnership with Emkat

Lawson Software announced a new product partnership with Minnesota-based Emkat, Inc., focusing on mobility solutions. The two companies will work together to offer mobile hardware and service to support Lawson enterprise applications, including Lawson Mobile Supply Chain Management. The Emkat and Lawson products are currently being used together by more than 100 Lawson customers, including several healthcare organizations. The product line is also well suited for companies inmanufacturing and distribution.

Emkat offers a wide range of mobility products, including handheld computers, barcode scanners, wireless infrastructure and printers. The products can be used to track supplies and equipment through advanced barcoding and scanning technology. Information can be fed directly into Lawson enterprise applications to help streamline efficiency and improve data accuracy throughout an organization.

“Emkat is a solid company that helps organizations gather and use information in the field through advanced products and technical support,” said Joan Watson, senior product manager for Lawson. “Many of our customers are already familiar with Emkat as a trusted vendor. Now by formalizing our partnership, we can offer a broader range of technology solutions to help our customers gain efficiency and improve the flow of critical information within their organization.”

“By formalizing our relationship with Lawson, we can provide significant value for a wide range of companies that need to track supplies or assets, and then work with that information in their Lawson systems,” said Brad Kieley, chief executive officer for Emkat. “Our proven mobility solutions, combined with the industry-specific functionality of the Lawson systems, are a cost-effective option for a wide range of organizations.”

The Emkat products are compliant with Lawson S3 and M3 enterprise software systems. More information about the Emkat products can be found at

About Lawson Software 

Lawson Software is a global provider of enterprise software. We provide business application software, maintenance and consulting to customers primarily in specific services, trade and manufacturing/distribution industries. We specialize in and target specific industries including healthcare, services, public sector, equipment service management & rental, manufacturing & distribution and consumer products industries. Our software solutions include Enterprise Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Business Intelligence, Asset Management, Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, Service Management, Manufacturing Operations, Business Project Management and industry-tailored applications. Our applications help automate and integrate critical business processes, which enable our customers to collaborate with their partners, suppliers and employees, 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 For Lawson’s listing on the First North exchange in Sweden, Remium AB is acting as the Certified Adviser.

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