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April 2009

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
We All Knew This Day Would Come
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 12: The ResourceUpdate Node
Hiding Group Tree in LBI Crystal Report Viewer
Expense Reimbursements via Payroll
Unallocated Stock Status
Worthwhile Reading
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Quote of the Issue
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works."
-- John Gaule
We All Knew This Day Would Come
What do newspapers have to do with Lawson?
Welcome to the latest issue of The LawsonGuru Letter, a free 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.
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 12: The ResourceUpdate Node
With LSF9, user information is now stored in Lawson Resource Management. This means two new ProcessFlow nodes, ResourceQuery and ResourceUpdate. Read More...
Hiding Group Tree in LBI Crystal Report Viewer
Is there a way to hide the group tree as the defult when I open a report on a dashboard? Also related to that can I set the display % to be anything other than 100%? Read More...
Expense Reimbursements via Payroll
We are looking at paying our expense reimbursements through the Payroll system. Currently, we have a small group of employees that we pay mileage too, but we pay it as a negative deduction rather than an earnings. Is your company paying expense reimbursements through payroll? If so, are you paying them as earnings or deductions? If as earnings, are they being added to the gross wages? Read More...
Unallocated Stock Status
I am currently working with a hospital that is having some inventory control issues. I do understand that you either allocate online (when the requisition is released) or in batch (when the batch program is run). We are seeing several items that have "unallocated" quantities showing up in demand balances/stock status report. Does this happen when you have allocation set up via the batch method instead of allocation at the time of req submittal??? For instance, if you are allocating in batch method and a req is submitted, quantities will show up as unallocated until that batch is run? Are there pros and cons to allocating online vs. batch. Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month.
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading
Giving Health Care a Dose of IT
Hospitals and medical clinics invest in technology to improve patient safety, save money, boost efficiency and position themselves for the future.
Software Maintenance Fees: Time For This Model To Change?
The slow economy plus alternatives such as SaaS and open source could pressure vendors into offering lower-cost options.
New Year's Resolution: Tag Your Financials
With one commissioner adamantly opposed to the proposal, the SEC votes to require all publicly traded companies to use XBRL within three years.
SOA gets an obituary
SOA is dead but services remain alive, according to a prominent analyst who published an obituary for SOA.

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