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October 2009

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
We Are All Culpable
Electronic Receipts with Perpetual Inventory
Back Office Report as Crystal Data Source
Employee Self Service Notifications
Capitalizing Assets from AC to AM.
Worthwhile Reading
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Quote of the Issue
"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand."
-- Putt's Law
"We Are All Culpable"
Like a failed marriage, a failed ERP implementation results in plenty of blame to go around--and, of course, no one willing to take it.
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.
Electronic Receipts with Perpetual Inventory
Does anyone (that does not use JIT) process receipts electronically through MA531, prior to running invoice matching through MA540?  Read More...
Back Office Report as Crystal Data Source
I'm working on a Design Studio customization to PO39.1, and I need to iterate through all rows in the details section and check particular fields, but I don't have a clue how.  Any help is appreciated.  Read More...
Employee Self Service Notifications
Please advise if anyone has any procedures in place to create notifications to HR and/or Payroll when employees make changes through either Pay>Tax witholding or Employment>Work Phone?  Read More...
Capitalizing Assets from AC to AM
I'm hoping someone can help me, regarding the capitalization of assets from the Activities module to the Asset Management module.  I'm interested in learning the "official" process in transferring costs from AC to AM, that is, the way the developers designed for the System to work.  I would imagine this method would encompass an entry that reduces the balance in the specific activity itself, while increasing a corresponding fixed asset account, or something to that effect.  You would also then be able to print some type of report that would allow you to see the historical transactions in that activity?...  Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading
Nearly Half Of Companies Lack A Formal Patch Management Process
Microsoft-sponsored Project Quant survey finds patch management expensive, immature. But that excuse won't help your company.
Intelligent Infrastructure
Converting to a virtual infrastructure helps Transplace maintain world-class functionality, hosting, availability and reliability.
Why CIOs and IT Need a Vacation
When the economy finally recovers, workplace stress will only rise. CIOs should set a good example for their staff and rest up with a week off, now.

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