ERP Merger: Infor, Lawson Alliance Creates New ERP Titan

The newly formed competitor will be the third largest ERP company behind market leaders SAP and Oracle.

With the merger of these two companies, the ERP market suddenly looks quite a bit different. Paul Shread reports.

Infor and Lawson Software (NASDAQ: LWSN)officially announced their intention to merge today.

The deal will create a new titan in the ERP marketplace. The combined Infor and Lawson Software business will be the third largest ERP vendor after SAP and Oracle.

Infor sees Lawson as a natural strategic partner for Infor, offering complementary software solutions.

"Lawson's and Infor's respective best-of-class solutions will enable us to expand our commitment to our customers, delivering comprehensive ERP suites," Infor CEO and former Oracle president Charles Phillips said.

Lawson noted that the $11.25 a share price is a 14 percent premium to Lawson's closing share price on March 7, the last trading day before news reports speculated about a potential merger.

Read the rest about the Infor-Lawson ERP merger at Enterprise Apps Today.

Tags: Oracle, SAP, ERP, Enterprise IT, enterprise resource planning

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