In several aspects, Lawson Software could be regarded as an enterprise applications market anomaly. For one, at its peak in fiscal 2002, the company boasted annual revenues of nearly $430 million, but it still has only a slender (less than 10 percent of revenues) presence outside of its US domestic market. Further, it remains a major force in enterprise applications software, yet it does not cater the functionality to manufacturing sectors, and the vastness of its sales are thus derived from just a few service-oriented vertical markets-primarily health care and retail.
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and local governments, K-12 education institutions, public authorities, etc.) and financial service (e.g., banks and insurance providers) markets, by signing on more than 140 public sector customers in the last three years or so. To that end, Lawson serves two of the ten largest (by population) US state governments (or five of the top twenty), and four of the twenty largest city school districts in the US. Lawson's software is in use at more than 1,300 schools with combined enrollment exceeding one