In 1975, Richard and Bill Lawson, along with colleague John Cerullo, set out to improve traditional business management methods. Thirty years later, Lawson Software is among the largest ERP providers in the world but is still known for its friendliness, Midwestern values, dedication to innovation, service and support. The company remains committed to the philosophies and practices of low life-cycle total cost of ownership grounded in open standards-based technology that is easy to use, maintain and upgrade. Lawson enabled its applications for the Web long before its major competitors and was the first to introduce Drill Around