Lifestyle apparel company Antigua Group has signed a contract for Lawson Software's M3 Enterprise Management System.

Antigua will implement Lawson Sales Management, Finance Management, Manufacturing Operations, Warehouse Management and Demand Planner applications.

The company said it had outgrown its existing technology systems, which lack integration capabilities and order management functionality.

"While other vendors would offer us manufacturing applications that would need to be modified for an apparel business, Lawson came to us with a solution that was tailor-made specifically for the apparel industry, so it really meets our unique needs," said Joe Blanchette, VP of information technology for Antigua.

"Lawson demonstrated that they fully understand our industry and the challenges we face - and they offered solutions that will enhance our operations from the time orders are placed through manufacturing and distribution."

Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries.