Not a Win For LWSN
October 18, 2007
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SAP announced today that Wal-Mart has selected SAP for Financials: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071018/sap_contract.html
I honestly don’t think Lawson competes on the same level as SAP on Financials products. But the SAP win at Wal-Mart is interesting, given Wal-Mart’s previous selection of Lawson for HR/Payroll, and Lawson’s assertions about how “Wal-Mart Loves Lawson”
Is this a confirmation of the “best of breed” approach, and the idea that Lawson and SAP are really in separate tiers (despite Lawson’s belief that they are competitors)?
Or does the SAP selection reflect a frustration on Wal-Mart’s part with Lawson, and problems with their HR/Payroll implementation, and not wanting a repeat performance with Financials?