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December 2009

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Guest Spot: Social Networking in the Workplace
Single Sign-On & Multiple Requesters
Converting a report for LBI Publishing
Interfacing new Employees into Lawson
Logout screen missing user and password field
Worthwhile Reading
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Quote of the Issue
"To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all."
-- Peter McWilliams
Guest Spot: Social Networking in the Workplace
Consultant Phil Simon tackles the question: "Should employees be using social networking tools on company time?"
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.

Many thanks to Phil Simon for sharing this month's guest spot article.  I'm always grateful to Phil and our other frequent guest contributors for helping me out. 

Best wishes to all for a healthy and happy holiday season!
Single Sign-On & Multiple Requesters
We're looking to implement Lawson single-sign-on. This means moving from LAUA to LSF security and consolidating logins.  Currently everyone has a base login that matches their network login.  If they're a requester they also have networkID-rss.  If they request for multiple companies or need multiple requester codes in any way, they have multiple IDs (networkID1-rss, networkID2-rss, etc.).  Obviously there are problems when consolidating logins since a user can only be attached to one requester code.  Read More...
Converting a report for LBI Publishing
I'm converting an existing custom Lawson back office report which shows labor utilization by company/cost center/job.  This is an old paper report that was earlier published to eBroadCast.
Interfacing new Employees into Lawson
We're going to be implementing an Applicant Tracking system and will need to interface data for applicants that are selected for hire into Lawson. I've not used HR511 since we went live on Lawson - does anyone know if HR511 provisions the employee in Lawson to the same extent that HR11 does or is there extra work to be done? I'd also like to hear if anyone knows of another program or data format (supported by Lawson of course) that could be used (XML, etc.)  Read More...
Logout screen missing user and password fields
When users log out of Portal v9.0.1, they are now presented with a screen saying, "You have been logged out" . Yes obviously they have!!  There is NO log in and password field which user can enter the id and password.  Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading
Increasing IT Capability While Cutting Costs
To best position IT operations for success, CIOs must strive to find sustainable reductions in fixed IT costs. Here's how.
CIO Insight, September, 2009

Booster Shot for E-Health
How federal stimulus spending will impact the rollout of electronic medical records.
CIO Magazine, October, 1, 2009

Why ERP Is Still So Hard
After nearly four decades, billions of dollars and some spectacular failures, big ERP has become the software that business can't live without--and the software that still causes the most angst., September 9, 2009

 Decision Analytics

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