Leading garment manufacturer TAL Group has rolled out a latest version of the Lawson enterprise software system.

Hong Kong-based TAL, which manufactures men's and women's garments for Liz Claiborne, Brooks Brothers, JCPenney, LL Bean, Giordano, Banana Republic, Uniqlo, and Polo Ralph Lauren, is now using Lawson Smart Office.

The software is helping to improve productivity across its global operations, by helping users personalise their information workspace and bring together enterprise applications, business intelligence, desktop tools, and group collaboration.

TAL launched the system upgrade in Hong Kong, mainland China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, starting in May 2009 and going live last month.

Dr Delman Lee, director of technology for TAL, said: "The ability for users to personalise their user experience in Smart Office is a highly effective way to help users work in a more productive and dynamic manner."

The manufacturer has been using the Lawson M3 enterprise software system since 2002 for supply chain management, order management, capacity planning, production planning, inventory management, procurement, vendor managed inventory, material requirements planning, and finance.