October 2008

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Do You Agree With Harry?
Guest Spot: A Crystal Case Study
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 7: The FileAccess Node
Inventory Control Method
Mass Updating/Changing SSOP passwords
Worthwhile Reading
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"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies."
-- Groucho Marx
Do You Agree With Harry?
Lawson CEO Harry Debes just doesn't like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Read More...
Welcome to the latest issue of The LawsonGuru Letter, a free monthly newsletter providing provocative commentary on issues important to the Lawson Software community.  The LawsonGuru Letter is published by-and is solely the opinion of-John Henley of Decision Analytics.
This month, please welcome back Phil Simon for another Guest Spot article, in which he shares a case study on developing a Crystal Report solution for one of his clients.
Guest Spot: A Crystal Case Study
A client of mine recently had an interesting reporting request: Does Lawson have a standard report detailing any changes in employee status and the personnel actions (excluding rehires and new hires) associated with them?

The answer was no. You know the next question: Can you write me one? Read More...
Visit the LawsonGuru.com Store, to purchase Crystal Reports pre-built and optimized for use with your Lawson applications.
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 7: The FileAccess Node
So far in this series, we've looked at high-level integration concepts using ProcessFlow Integrator.  We've also explored some of the nodes which come with all editions of ProcessFlow for basic control of flows (e.g. branching) as well as querying and updating Lawson data.  Now we will expand into the integration aspect of flows, starting with file integration and the FileAccess node. Read More...
Inventory Control Method
Will Lawson support Perpetual and Par Level inventory control? How is control method changed or configured? Which programs would have to be modified if a control method needs to be implemented? Read More...
Mass Updating/Changing SSOP passwords
I need to mass update SSOP passwords for all users. Does anyone know if this is doable, and how? Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading 
How the NFL Is Using Business Technology and Information Technology Together
Behind the excitement and glamour of the football season is some key information technology including: GPS, ecommerce, wired and wireless networking, voice over IP, systems integration, data security, storage and project management-- that support and enhance America's favorite sport.
SQL Server: Top Tips for Effective Database Maintenance
A primer of database maintenance best-practices for all the involuntary DBAs out there.
Microsoft TechNet Magazine, August 2008
Using SOA to Close Communication Gaps
While we've been hearing about the benefits of reuse, productivity and cost savings that are derived from a service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategy, another area to consider is SOA's ability to help close communication gaps in an organization.
Oracle Pitches Enterprise Performance Management as Next ERP
Fusion Edition EPM System completes integration of Hyperion apps and Essbase with Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle E-Business Suite.

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