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May 2011

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
A Bittersweet End
Auditing Active Requesters in RSS
ARCUSTOMER Search_Name Too Short
LSF9 Security along with HR Data Security
Installation of Smart Office
Worthwhile Reading
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A Bittersweet End

After decades of work by countless employees, numerous makeovers and new releases, the bursting of the dot-com bubble, several CEOs, and an IPO to boot, Lawson has agreed to be acquired.

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Quote of the Issue
"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment."
-- Barry LePatner
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. 
Auditing Active Requesters in RSS

We've noticed on our Lawson maintenance contract that Procurement Self Service is billed based on number of users. I assume this correlates to the number of RQ04 records (requesters) we have set up. Therefore, I'd like to audit this and delete any RQ04 records for those who haven't created a requisition in the last 12 months.

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ARCUSTOMER.Search_Name Too Short...
Customer name in AR appears to have a maximum length of 30 characters, which is a tad limiting. Read More...
LSF9 Security along with HR Data Security
I have set up LSF9 security in HR with TRAdmin Role (for Training Administrator) and appropriate security class with restrictions on HR11 (cannot view SSN, pay rate etc). Since I am migrating from LAUA, there is already the existing HR Data and User security set up in HR09, HR10 and HR12. I find that the HR Data security completely overrides the security rules set up in the security class. Is there a way to turn off the HR Data Security so that all the access requirements are encapsulated in the security class only? Read More...
Installation of Smart Office

This is my first project and I am going to attempt to install Smart Office on a Server. I've downloaded the install guide from Lawson's website but it seems I need to install Websphere on the server before I install anything else. Is this true? Does anyone have any suggestions before I begin installing? Please give me any advise you have or knowledge. Anything and everything can help.  Read More... 

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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Costs, Training Top Hospital EHR Concerns
While electronic health record adoption is high, only 47% of executives think IT will improve their work environment and 85% are worried about how to pay for it.
InformationWeek, March 14, 2011

Improving Health Care Data with MDM and Data Governance
Governance needs technologies like MDM to enable the collaboration and knowledge management required to meet the goals of improving individual and public health while containing costs.
InfoManagement Direct, March 17, 2011

The Incredible Shrinking Finance Department
CFOs are restructuring finance departments in various ways, an effort that seems likely to continue even as the recession fades.
CFO Magazine, November 2010

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