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March 2010

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Checkbox Computing
Tracking Pick Tickets with Barcodes
ESS - W4 Forms
Websphere upgrade to V7.0
Limiting User Access to a Design Studio Form
Worthwhile Reading
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"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
-- Mark Twain
Checkbox Computing
Technology pundit John C. Dvorak rants that tools such as Facebook and Myspace have "dumbed down" our users' skills.  But can we really understand everything?
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.
Tracking Pick Tickets with Barcodes
I was wondering if we can track pick-tickets with barcode, we pick close to 4,000 lines a day for 5 Health care facilities. I would like to implement bar code tracking for picking and shipping purpose. This would help us better track mispicks, lost pick-tickets and increase production with our crew. Read More...
ESS - W4 Forms
The Lawson W2 form in ESS is great, but the W4 state forms are plain vanilla out of the box. I'd like to find a vendor that maintains these types of forms and has a canned/proven method of integrating them into Lawson ESS.  Read More...
Websphere upgrade to V7.0
Has anyone upgraded Websphere from version 6.1 to version 7?  If so, how long did it take you to complete?  How easy or difficult was the upgrade? Read More...Read More...
Limiting User Access to a Design Studio Form
We've modified form PO20 in Design Studio to add a function (Request Approval) which would trigger a Process Flow.  Ideally, I would like to limit this form to a select group of users.  The others would continue to use the Lawson delivered PO20.  In other words, they would not see the new function.  Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading
Down To Business: Oracle v. Rimini Has Huge Ramifications
Can the decades-old enterprise software model hold up against the forces of upstart competition and price arbitrage?
Information Week, February 1, 2010
First, Do No Harm: An In-Depth Look at the Hospital of the Future
The hospital of the future is designed not just to heal the sick but also to help sustain the environment.
Fast Company, February 2010
Emerging Technology: Thinking Out of the Box
CIOs need to build a strong business case for any new IT investment. But in this economy, it requires even more business-savvy.
CIO Insight, December 2010

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