Richmond, TX– Fort Bend County Project Renaissance announced today it has successfully gone live with Lawson Software, Inc. The solution will support users in the county’s key operational areas such as Purchasing, Budgeting, Risk Management, Human Resources, Treasury, and Auditing. Fort Bend County expects to benefit from a more effective and efficient business management process by utilizing the new software that went live on December 3, 2007.
The Lawson System will bring new procedures in all areas. For example, Payroll is now processed in house rather than by a third party. Procurement has implemented many new features within the Lawson system for requisition approval, receiving of goods and services and vendor registration. Finance is utilizing a grants and projects module which will assist with the mandatory reporting requirements set forth by the granting agencies as well as the funding authority of the projects managed by the County. The Treasury department has implemented the billing, accounts receivable and cash management system to assist with the funds coming into the County and managing funds owed to the County. Cash receipts are no longer handwritten and are completed by entering the information directly into Lawson where the receipt is printed for the customer.
Over the next year, the County will be going through a stabilization period. With the new processes and procedures implemented with the Lawson system, some will continue to be fine-tuned to achieve project goals of full integration, automation, and elimination of manual processes. The project team has only scratched the surface with the capabilities available and will continue to look for ways to simplify processes and implement various features available within the Lawson system to better serve the County.