March 2, 2010 – Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions, a global HR and payroll software and services business, has partnered with Lawson Software, a provider of talent management and enterprise software solutions. Through this strategic relationship, Lawson and Patersons will pursue joint opportunities to deploy its solutions. Lawson will continue to provide North American payroll management directly to its customers. “Lawson has been effectively administering payroll in North America for 22 years,” said Cecile Alper-Leroux, Lawson's director of global HCM products. “As we continue to expand our focus on global talent management, we recognize that the corresponding global payroll requirements can be better served by a specialist with deep expertise in the complexities of global payroll.” Lawson Talent Management combines core HR applications with a variety of talent management solutions. Headquartered in Salisbury, U.K. with and has offices in the U.S., central Europe and Asia, Patersons has clients in more than 160 countries.