Lawson Software announced a partnership that will make its ERP and other business applications available on Amazon Web Services' cloud-computing service.
Lawson's S3 Enterprise Management System, M3 Enterprise Management System and Talent Management application will be hosted on Amazon's cloud for new Lawson customers.
Lawson is copying SAP business by design idea and offering prospects the option to test drive Lawson ERP software online for two weeks.
Pricing will stay the same the same as their on premise licence costs , Lawson stated that the company does not "intend to use pricing on the cloud as a loss leader or to buy market share."
Lawson's cloud strategy is a sound one for the customers it targets, said Ray Wang, partner with the analyst firm Altimeter Group. "Honestly, these are companies that should focus on their business and let the infrastructure go to the lowest-cost provider," he said. "[Amazon] is one of the places."