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April 2011

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Should Lawson Sell to Infor Or Hold Out?
MKS Responds
Company/Accounting Unit Level Security
Issues Information With Requesting Location
Process Flow Change Control
Worthwhile Reading
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Should Lawson Sell to Infor Or Hold Out?
Infor has offered to buy out Lawson for $1.8 Billion. Is this deal too good to pass up?
Quote of the Issue
"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together."
-- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg   
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.
MKS Responds
Last month's issue included a post ("MKS Toolkit vs. Lawson Unix Utilities") about the licensing woes encountered by clients running Lawson on the Windows platform, which--until recently--required the MKS toolkit.  Rick Willhite from MKS was kind enough to publicly respond.  Read More...
Company/Accounting Unit Level Security
I am fairly new to Lawson Security and we have received a request to set up an additional level of security in HR11. We have several companies and within each of those we can have the same Accounting Unit number.  I have not been able to find anything on how to utilize the combination. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Read More...
Issues Information With Requesting Location
I am trying to obtain issues information from ICTRANS but also need to relate the IS document type transactions to requesting locations entered in IC21. MMDIST contains the account distribution I need and it actually has a REQ-LOCATION field but the field contains no information. MM280 is able to provide this information. Does anyone understand how? Read More...
Process Flow Change Control

I need to establish a software change control procedure for the release of Lawson process flows into Production. Unfortunately, a Lawson process flow could consist of customized triggers written through Design Studio or COBOL, the enabling of services, creation of tasks, and the upload of a PF into the server.  Read More... 

Thanks for joining us this month. 

John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Be Clear about the Cloud
As the dominant IT paradigm continues to shift, companies need to manage critical components of the migration.
CFO Magazine, December 2010

Closing the Books on Manual Accounting Processes
By automating the financial-close process, Atlas Air freed up time, money and resources.
Baseline Magazine, November/December 2010

Unplugged: The Disconnect Of Intelligence and Analytics
Big data has finally arrived. With cheap, seemingly infinite storage and powerful computing technology, the infusion of the Internet and clouds of CPUs, businesses are capturing enormous amount of data.
Information Management, January 20, 2011

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