Infor Lawson Integration

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Maximize Your Infor Lawson Investment

Since 1997, Ascend Software has engineered end-to-end business automation solutions, designed to help companies overcome the demands of information management. Serving as an Infor Lawson Value Partner for over 15 years, Ascend’s comprehensive solutions seamlessly integrate with Lawson in real-time, to deliver clear cost savings and efficiencies. Ascend enables organizations to effortlessly create, maintain, and retrieve volumes of critical and sensitive information, by significantly improving document control and visibility.

Built and implemented on top of your existing Infor Lawson technology investment, Ascend’s solutions eradicate rigorous and complex document workflows, by:

  • Greatly reduce labor associated with manual keying of invoice data with advanced OCR.
  • Automatically match PO invoice lines on invoices to PO in Infor Lawson.
  • Improving visibility on invoices and easily identifying delay points.
  • Increasing efficiencies through automation and greatly reducing processing time and costs.
  • Reducing errors and time associated with corrections.
  • Ensuring distribution codes are applied and validated.
  • Maintaining audit logs of activity to prove compliance.
  • Eliminating late payment fees.
  • Take advantage of supplier discounts.
  • Reducing document look-up time for every user.
  • Report on key performance indicators.
  • Capturing reports from all systems and easily bursting reports to departments and users.


Managing the storage, search, and retrieval of key information can be a costly, overwhelming, and inefficient process — most especially in organizations and departments where information must be readily accessible, to ensure compliance with ever-changing policies and procedures. Paper-based systems are subject to lost and misfiled documents, which can stifle employee productivity and lead to costly retrieval. These costs and inefficiencies are further compounded with the challenges of off-site storage.

Ascend’s ECM platform is a content management solution that digitally stores documents of all kinds (e.g. invoices, forms, checks, HR documents etc.) and file types (e.g. PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PostScript, Word, Excel, etc.), in a single, convenient and secure centralized system. The solution’s integration technology allows users to effortlessly search and retrieve reports, documents, and images, without ever leaving Lawson. Ascend’s ECM can be utilized as a stand alone solution to both manage information and lower operational costs across the enterprise. The solution can be leveraged further, when coupled with Ascend’s suite of business automation solutions, to realize even greater cost cutting efficiencies and document controls.

SmartTouch AIR

Ascend’s SmartTouch AIR accurately scans paper documents (such as invoices and employee records), captures electronic documents, and performs advanced OCR. Further, SmartTouch AIR quickly recognizes and extracts document data — eliminating the need to create and maintain hundreds of time-intensive templates for each vendor.  For example, the solution will automatically identify and extract information from a supplier invoice, and prevent the need to manually key this data into Infor Lawson.

Key benefits of Ascend’s SmartTouch AIR include:

  • Create electronic files and eliminate paper & physical storage by scanning documents.
  • OCR for rapid document indexing and validation.
  • Auto indexing from your ERP (e.g. employee name, department, hire date, PO number, vendor name) for fast and accurate electronic
  • filing and quick retrieval.
  • Automated or manual redaction of sensitive information for unauthorized personnel.
  • Supports Multi-function devices, stand alone scanners and electronic capture.

SmartTouch AP

If your organization is faced with challenges of lowering processing costs, increasing efficiencies, and providing quick access to electronic documents, then Ascend’s SmartTouch AP solution for Infor Lawson will help you triumph over these challenges and many others. Ascend’s SmartTouch AP is a robust solution designed to streamline Accounts Payable processes.

Key benefits of Ascend’s SmartTouch AP include:

  • Access AP invoices and supporting documentation directly from Infor Lawson.
  • Leverage OCR to reduce data entry of invoice information.
  • Drill-down from Infor Lawson directly to image.
  • Add invoices to Infor Lawson in real-time.

Ascend’s ECM, SmartTouch AIR, and SmartTouch AP, combine with Infor Lawson, to produce greater data entry accuracy, extensive search options, increased throughput, and quick, efficient access to electronic documents.

Want to learn more about how our solutions can integrate with your existing Infor Lawson system to deliver true cost savings and process efficiencies? Please contact us or request a demonstration today!