Lawson Software has introduced the latest version of Lawson for Equipment Service Management & Rental (ESM&R), version 1.2, an enterprise software package for dealers and distributors of heavy equipment and other large assets. This release, which will be generally available 25 November, helps equipment dealers and distributors maximise asset tracking, availability and profitability. And at the same time, it helps reduce software deployment time.
Lawson for Equipment Service Management & Rental now offers pre-configured solutions that help maximise reliability and help to speed up deployment. Pre-configuration is based on recognised industry best practices, but the enterprise software system also provides scalability and customisation options to help meet a dealer’s specific needs. The Lawson system can support the needs of large dealerships, but is also designed to be a strong fit for smaller and mid-market equipment dealers.
Lawson for Equipment Service Management & Rental, geared specifically to the heavy equipment market, helps dealers manage, track and coordinate service for their equipment throughout the equipment lifecycle. The software supports integration across a dealer's global supply chains, links back to manufacturers, and helps drive integration across the dealer's internal sales, finance, service, warranty and rental departments for better customer service and equipment maintenance.
The latest version, Lawson for Equipment Service Management & Rental 1.2, includes:
Lawson for Equipment Service Management & Rental also offers an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Value Content Package, which provide customised interfaces for dealers that are connected with OEMs. In this version, Lawson is providing greater integration between a Caterpillar dealership and the systems in use with Caterpillar.
Lawson QuickStep for Equipment Service Management & Rental, which helps speed software implementation by streamlining the steps required for a customised implementation. Based on Lawson’s 20 years of equipment industry expertise, the QuickStep offering allows customers to realise benefits faster by pre-configuring 70-90 percent of the processes within the Lawson ESM&R applications.
Lawson Analytics for Equipment Service Management & Rental, which provides fast business intelligence without having to develop analytics tools in-house. Lawson Analytics combines 50 pre-configured key performance indicators (KPIs) with 20 built-in scorecard templates that build task-specific views of data, including contract profitability, equipment analysis, resource analysis, equipment reliability and rental equipment utilisation.