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December 2011

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Farewell, Dean
Putting Invoices on Hold
Uncollected Employee SS/Medicare Tax W2 Box 1
Slow Printing after LUU upgrade
LSO Hardware Requirements
Worthwhile Reading
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Farewell, Dean
By now, you've probably heard the news that Dean Hager is leaving Lawson.
Quote of the Issue
"The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps."
-- Benjamin Disraeli
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. 
Putting Invoices on Hold

I use AP40 to put an invoice on Temp Hold. We now need to put many invoices on hold each day (not at the vendor level and not a permanent hold). It seems tedious to enter each invoice individually on the AP40 - does anybody know a way to achieve this more efficiently? Read More... 

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Uncollected Employee SS/Medicare Tax W2 Box 12

Can someone tell us how you handle Uncollected SS/Medicare Tax. We have to go back and issue W-2's for termed employees that had Flexible Spending amounts that were ineligible so we have to show it as taxable income to the employee but we also have to indicate on the W-2 (Box 12 A & B) the uncollected tax amounts. Has anyone ever had to do this?  Read More... 

The Age of the Platform
Phil Simon, frequent LawsonGuru Letter contributor and fellow technology consultant, has released his fourth book.

In this one, Phil tells us how the "Gang of Four" (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google) has embraced an entirely new way of doing business: the platform.

Slow Printing after LUU upgrade
We just completed the MKS removal and LUU install on our Windows 2003 (SQL 2005) Lawson server (env  We have noticed that when users print jobs to physical printers they are taking much longer to spool and print.   Read More...
Need a Job?

Cash America is looking to hire a Lawson Programmer III.  Cash America is located just outside of Downtown Fort Worth.  Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals in the United States and Mexico with over 1,000 locations.

LSO Hardware Requirements
I understand that for an implementation to be successful you need more hardware on the client vs server. But I have yet to see any specs for the hardware. Read More...
Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and




John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
ERP Software Gets a Second Life in the Cloud
Manufacturers can now be more flexible in the way they use planning software-a tool that's been cumbersome and expensive in the past.
MIT Technology Review, July 14, 2011

How To Achieve a Culture of Innovation in IT
In order to make a strong case that IT is part of the business, it's important that the entire IT organization knows the business inside and out.
CIO Insight, May/June 2011

Mastering Master Data Management
For the coveted "single view" of your customers, think MDM.
Information Week, July 11, 2011

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