To help optimise ERP software user productivity
Lawson Software has launched Enterprise Search for its M3 product suite. It is an intuitive new product to search both structured and unstructured data across the Lawson M3 system, Lawson Business Intelligence, and even their personal transaction history. This follows the April 2009 introduction of Lawson Enterprise Search for Lawson S3 customers.
According to Lawson Software, the new Lawson Enterprise Search allows searching for data that is even obscure information such as comments, notes and descriptions within documents. The announcement comes in conjunction with its European ‘What’s Next’ series of customer events. With Lawson Enterprise Search, part of the Lawson User Productivity Platform of tools, users can retrieve relevant results quickly and then take action based on that information.
The tight integration with Lawson security helps ensure that user’ searches will return results only from those parts of the system they are allowed to access. Key Lawson Enterprise Search capabilities include support for wildcards, the ability to search keys, comments, descriptions and dates, save commonly used search queries, and search from any transaction field to find related information.
Lee Kilmer, global director of product management for Lawson, said: “The measure of an enterprise search solution is its ability to shorten the time to get to actionable data. Just as today’s consumer search engines have transformed how people use the internet, Lawson Enterprise Search will help transform how customers use their Lawson M3 applications.
“By strengthening and speeding the search function, user productivity can be enhanced for many day-to-day tasks. Furthermore, the search technology will help software users handle ad hoc requirements that in the past were simply not feasible because of cost, time or amount of effort involved.”