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November 2010

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
In Whom Do You Trust?
LP31 Eligible Accruals are a Pay Period Behind
PO100 - PO23
LS9 security by Process Level AND Security Location - Is It Possible?
Defined Benefit Plan Contribution
Worthwhile Reading
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"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn't stop until you get into the office."
-- Robert Frost
In Whom Do You Trust?
For larger enterprise applications, you typically sign (and pay for) an annual maintenance agreement covering day-to-day support and/or updates.  Or do you? Read More...
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.
LP31 Eligible Accruals are a Pay Period Behind
I have a number of employees whose LTS accrual correctly however they are not being moved to eligible till the next pay run. Has anyone else had this problem and how do you correct it?  Read More...
PO100 - PO23
When I request (using RSS) 6 items, one item will drop due to insufficient information e.g. vendor. PO100 runs and a PO is generated for 5 of the 6 items.  The item will show up on PO23.  Is there a way to append the item in PO23 to the PO generated from PO100?
I need help in understanding PO23. 
LS9 security by Process Level AND Security Location - Is It Possible?
We have been able to secure using the Element Groups using either Process Level or Sec Location but not both; roughly what we're looking to do is ((process-level = 'X' and sec-location = 'Y') OR (process-level = 'Z')). Is that even possible using element groups? Thanks.  Read More...
Defined Benefit Plan Contribution
As far as the contribution goes for the defined benefit plan, is there a way to stop the contribution based on a maximum number of hours worked? I realize it can be done based on a dollar maximum, but haven't been able to find anything on hours.   Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 

John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Gartner Warns of App Maintenance 'Debt'
Gartner Inc. said last month that IT departments are incurring an "IT debt" totaling $500 billion worldwide this year because tight budgets have kept them from updating older software.
Computerworld, October 11, 2010

Third-Party Software Maintenance: Five Things You Need to Know
Big savings are promised, but are there trade-offs to bypassing vendor support in lieu of third-party support providers like Rimini Street?
CIO Magazine, September 1, 2010

Making Information Management the Foundation of the Future
Master data management is an iterative project, rolled out across the organization over time.
Information Management, September/October 2010

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