Idahoan Foods, LLC has gone live on Lawson QuickStep Food & Beverage, an industry pre-configured solution based on the latest version of the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System. The solution is designed to help meet a variety of demands, from fast moving industry supply chains and short order-to-delivery cycles to the handling of perishable products and raw materials. In addition, it helps companies like Idahoan Foods reduce the time, cost and risks associated with bringing their products to market.

For nearly 50 years, Idahoan Foods has been a leader in prepared potato products. Based in Lewisville, Idaho, the heart of America's potato country, Idahoan Foods employs an extensive network of potato experts that oversee products from field to the table. The company offers a full spectrum of convenient mashed, hash brown and casserole products under the Idahoan, Paradise Valley and all-natural Honest Earth brand names. Today the company is one of the world's leading producers of convenient packaged potato products.

Idahoan Foods selected Lawson QuickStep Food & Beverage and the Lawson Implementation Solution Center for a more rapid deployment at all five of its manufacturing facilities. The Lawson Implementation Solution Center operates out of Lawson's St. Paul, Minn., headquarters where experts manage much of the implementation. This helps minimize onsite implementation disruptions while helping to speed the return on investment for customers.

The new Lawson system also is helping Idahoan Foods improve efficiency and performance by helping enhancing overall reporting abilities within the organization.

"What differentiated Lawson from other software vendors was its proven industry focus and expertise in the food and beverage industry," said Gordon Lewis, president and CEO for Idahoan Foods. "And with Lawson QuickStep, we have a solution that meets our industry-specific requirements and is faster and more cost effective to implement. Together, the Idahoan and the Lawson team members delivered a solution that will help support our business now and into the foreseeable future. The consistency and relevant industry knowledge of the Lawson team has been a significant factor in the project's success."

"Lawson QuickStep Food and Beverage is designed around the specific business needs of companies in the food and beverage industry," said Jeff McKinnon, vice president, Food & Beverage, for Lawson. "And, because we can help companies get up-and-running quickly on their enterprise software, Lawson can help deliver faster business benefits for our customers' technology investments."

About Lawson Software
Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,500 customers in equipment service management and rental, fashion, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, public sector, 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