RALEIGH, NC and SALISBURY, UK--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions, a leading global HR and payroll software and services business that can deliver expert solutions to clients in more than 160 countries, today announced a partnership with Lawson Software, a provider of innovative Talent Management and enterprise software solutions. Through this strategic relationship, Lawson and Patersons are actively pursuing joint opportunities where multi-national companies are seeking Global Talent Management and Global Payroll solutions. Lawson will continue to provide North American payroll management directly to its customers.

"Lawson has been effectively administering payroll in North America for 22 years. As we continue to expand our focus on global talent management, we recognize that the corresponding global payroll requirements can be better served by a specialist with deep expertise in the complexities of global payroll. We found a true innovator in Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions and, together, we're well positioned to address our clients' global payroll and talent management needs worldwide," commented Cecile Alper-Leroux, Lawson's director of Global HCM Products.

Patersons' award-winning global payroll solution offers a single contract, single Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based platform and an on-demand, pay-as-you-go license, regardless of the number of countries, currencies or languages involved.

Lawson Talent Management combines core human resources applications with a variety of talent management solutions. It provides organizations and business managers with valuable insights into workforce needs and allows them to design actionable plans that tie directly to the organization's future business strategy.

"In this economic climate, organizations are seeking to recognize efficiencies by consolidating their HR management and payroll processing. For example, rather than have five different processes across 20 different locations, the ability to reliably standardize across the enterprise controls costs and mitigates risks. Because of the synergies between Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions and Lawson, our mutual clients gain two critical business functions -- payroll and talent management -- through one relationship," commented Kephanie Landess, vice president, Global Sales, Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions.

More information about Lawson and Patersons global solutions can be accessed at www.lawson.com or www.patersons.net.

About Lawson Software

Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,500 customers in equipment service management and rental, fashion, food & beverage, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, public sector (United States), service industries, and strategic human capital management across 40 countries. Lawson Software is a global provider of enterprise software, services and support to customers primarily in three sectors: services, trade and manufacturing/distribution. Lawson's solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Human Capital 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 www.lawson.com.

About Patersons HR and Payroll

Headquartered in Salisbury, U.K. with offices in the U.S., central Europe and Asia, Patersons HR and Payroll is a leading global HR and payroll software and services business that can deliver expert solutions to clients in more than 160 countries. The Company's secure Internet-based software as a service is multi-currency and multi-lingual (covering over 30 languages), features an easy-to-use interface, supports fast implementation times and facilitates integration with existing systems. Patersons HR and Payroll differentiates itself by: one contract, one software solution, one enterprise interface and one cohesive system approach. As a result, Patersons has proved the impossible by being able to run multi-jurisdictional payroll rules for multiple clients on one database and one instance of source code worldwide. More information and contact details can be accessed at www.patersons.net.