Lawson Software today announced that Kansai Paint Singapore, a manufacturer, marketer and technical service center for paint customers in South East Asia, recently added Lawson Business Intelligence to its existing suite of Lawson applications.
This announcement marks Lawsonâ€™s entry into the business intelligence (BI) market in Asia. The company will add the BI functionality into Kansai Paintâ€™s existing Lawson M3 ERP infrastructure to support the management of customer portfolios, inventory and transaction systems.
“Kansai Paint chose Lawson Business Intelligence as part of an overall strategy to streamline business processes and improve efficiency,â€ said James Lim, Executive Chairman, Kansai Paint Singapore. â€œLawson has a strong understanding of the challenges we face in meeting our customersâ€™ needs. By centralizing and automating our systems across all departments, we can now make faster decisions and concentrate on keeping pace with changing market demands and staying competitive.â€
This strategic project will integrate reporting systems and help Kansai Paint reduce costs and increase revenue by supporting marketing and sales opportunities. It will also help the company manage large scale stock supply for projects involving newly-built and established buildings.
The Lawson Business Intelligence solution will allow Kansai to be more effective in managing orders across its spectrum of products, including decorative paints, auto-refinishes, industrial coatings, marine and protective coatings. The application will also help the company improve visibility into the management of contractual terms and conditions, handling invoicing and settlement, and generating comprehensive reports for all areas of its business activities.
“It is critical for a company like Kansai to make timely business decisions to sustain long-term profitability,” said David Hope, Regional Managing Director, Lawson Software Asia & Japan. “Our applications help provide a better view across their entire business operations, allowing for a more transparent and secure network, which helps Kansai Paint respond faster and more effectively to their customers in the region.â€
Kansai Paint has a network of 22 factories and offices across the Asia PacificÂ region. Its upgraded portfolio of Lawson applications will cover Kansai Paintâ€™s entire business operation, from financials, sales processing, warehousing, purchasing and procurement, manufacturing and shop floor, as well as the management and review of control reports.