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February 2009

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Are You Recession-Proof?
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 10: The SQL Update Node
Accessing Lawson tables in MS Access
Upgrading Env 803 to LSF9 then the Apps
How to Upload Journal Entries
Worthwhile Reading
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Quote of the Issue
"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. "
-- Frederick Douglass
Are You Recession-Proof?
We know we're in for a bumpy ride over the next several months, and perhaps even years. Organizations are "battening down the hatches", learning to do more with less. One way to do that is to evaluate our tools as well as our approaches to some of the routine tasks that we perform.
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.
Got Recession?
In these tough times, one of the easiest ways to economize is by collaborating with your fellow users on the LawsonGuru.com Forums
Take advantage of the knowledge that others have to offer.  If you're not yet a member, join today and share your experience.
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 10: The SQL Update Node
We continue our look at ProcessFlow Integrator, examining how you can integrate with external databases using the SQL Update node.  Read More...
Accessing Lawson tables in MS Access
Is there any way of accessing Lawson tables via MS Access? Either via DME calls or ODBC/OLE-DB?  Read More...
Upgrading Env 803 to LSF9 then the Apps
We are wrapping up our LSF9 testing and will go live with our existing 8.0.3 applications soon. Now we are turning our attention to the application upgrade (8.0.3 to 9.0.1) planning. I am interested in any experiences or suggestions anyone has to offer.   Read More...
How to Upload Journal Entries
Hello, I'm relatively new to Lawson. I've been using it now for six months. During our budget process, I learned to use the Excel addin to upload account information into FB20. This made things MUCH easier and faster. I know there has to be a way to upload monthly journal entries but I haven't figured out how to do it.   Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading
Right-Time Information for the Real-Time Enterprise
Timely Information Drives Business Agility
Vint Cerf: Keeping the Internet Healthy
The "Father of the Internet" talks about technology policy and the proper care and feeding of his creation.
Going for the Gold Standard
Building an item master database that delivers standardization across disparate systems and data sources significantly reduced costs and improved services for Premier Purchasing Partners' members.
The Google-ization of Bechtel
Google, YouTube, Salesforce and Amazon provide Bechtel with benchmarks for a cutting-edge cloud computing infrastructure and applications modelled on SaaS.

 Decision Analytics

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