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November 2009

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Can Lawson Remain Relevant?
Using Prepaid Purchase Orders
How to use the DateDiff variable in Process Flow?...
Patch Management
LSF9 Record-Level Security for HR
Worthwhile Reading
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Quote of the Issue
"When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest." 
-- William Hazlitt
Can Lawson Remain Relevant?
Some very interesting developments on the mid-market ERP space.

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.
Using Prepaid Purchase Orders
We are trying to set up service POs for equipment maintenance. When we do the PO for the total year amount, say $12,000, the whole amount hits the current period as an expense. How can we enter the PO Line so that only the current months fee of $1,000 is expensed?   Read More...
How to use the DateDiff variable in Process Flow?
Can you use the DateDiff function to compare two dates in YYYYMMDD or MM/DD/YYYY format?  Read More...
Patch Management
Does anyone have a system they use to manage Lawson updates?  Read More...
LSF9 Record-Level Security for HR
We currently have/use record level security in LAUA for limiting HR User Access to not see people within their department or users higher than them. Has anyone written any rules or conditional logic that makes use of this record level security without creating anything new for LSF9 Security?   Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading
X Marks the Spot, for Errors
Early results indicate that filing financial statements in XBRL is far from simple.
CFO Magazine, October, 2009
4 Technologies That Are Reshaping Business Intelligence
Next-generation BI is being formed by predictive analytics, real-time monitoring, in-memory processing, and SaaS.
From Cloud Computing to Shared Services
Sharing IT services with other companies in your industry is back in vogue, thanks to cloud computing, the economy and new ways to collaborate.
CIO Magazine, September, 1, 2009

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