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October 2010

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
CTP Application
Dedicated Resources After Go-Live
Combining Item Groups?
Move Accounting Units Between Zones
Worthwhile Reading
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"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."
-- Oscar Levant

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.
CTP Application
We are new to Lawson and I wanted to inquire regarding best practices for applying CTPs. Read More...
Dedicated Resources After Go-Live
My organization is currently in the implementation stage of 9.0.1 Technology/Applications, as well as LBI and ESS/MSS for Human Capital Management. We have approximately 250 Technology users and 8,000 ESS users. It certainly is a handful managing the day to day needs of our functional and business units during this stressful time. The question that keeps coming up is how many staffing resources should be dedicated on a go-forward basis to the upkeep of the system. Read More...
Combining Item Groups?
We have 5 IC companies (1 of which is a Canadian company). Each has it's own Item Group. We are looking into combining those 5 into 1 Item Group (either by keeping an existing one or creating a brand new one). We are hoping to correspond this with the v9.0.1 upgrade this winter (from v8.1.0). Does anyone have any thoughts to any ramifications this could have with PO, MA or AP?  Read More...
Move Accounting Units Between Zones
Our finance department has decided to restructure so that a group - but not all - of accounting units that currently exist in one facility are moved to another. Looking for ideas on how best to move accounting units but leave history intact for reporting purposes. Is there a way that this can be accomplished?  Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 

John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Global CIO: Larry Ellison And The New Oracle Rock The Tech World
From optimized systems and new Fusion apps to slashing CIOs' integration burdens, Oracle promises to redefine not only product categories but also customer expectations.
Information Week, August 9, 2010

Keys to Successful Change
Not every project needs to address change management, but if your project has any aspect of changing people's behaviors, attitudes or roles, or has elements that might create resistance, then look into change management.
InfoManagement Direct, August 12, 2010

Mapping SQL Server Features to Oracle Database
Database administrators are often faced with the need to learn where features of his/her system live or reside on a less familiar system. Steve Callan approaches this need by mapping SQL Server features back into Oracle Database.
Database Journal, March 24, 2010

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