March 18, 2008 - Holland Hospital is using the latest Lawson Software applications to help enhance its reporting capabilities, automate business processes and support its growth plans.
Holland deployed a preconfigured software package for community hospitals that includes the Lawson S3 Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Performance Management and Enterprise Financial Management suites as well as Lawson Mobile Supply Chain Management.
Holland Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital located in Holland, Mich. It previously relied on legacy financial and materials management systems, which hindered employee productivity and data-sharing across departments. Hollands formerly paper-based reporting methods also required redundant data entry. As a result, the hospital sought a centralized information system that would help automate business processes.
The Lawson community hospital methodology offered an affordable, streamlined path for implementing the business software we need to support our long-term goals, said Randy Paruch, director of Information Systems for Holland Hospital. Were already starting to achieve time and cost savings based on the Lawson applications and built-in healthcare best practices.
Since implementing Lawson, Holland standardized its materials management and financial processes, improved its data accuracy and increased operational efficiencies.
Holland also used the Lawson system to create a scalable financial system, which allowed Holland to automate several formerly manual financial processes. For example, the Lawson Requisition Self-Service application automates much of the hospitals requisition-to-payment process. This enables the hospital to generate purchase orders for multiple orders while accelerating the entire requisition approval cycle.
Holland used Lawson Business Intelligence, part of the Lawson S3 Enterprise Performance Management Suite, to help establish an internal portal, which provides managers with a comprehensive view of organization-wide data. As a result, Holland can now send role-specific reports to managers across 12 departments to promote timely decision-making.
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