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February 2012

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Infor Workspace and/or LSO?
Receiver Alerts
Time And Expense To iSeries
ESS Benefit Enrollment - BN31.1 Security
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"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong."
-- Oscar Wilde 
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. 
Infor Workspace and/or LSO?
Just curious to know if others are as confused as we are on this topic. We are a Windows customer and our users currently access applications, self-service, and T&E through portal. When we heard that portal was being retired, we thought we would have to choose between LSO and Workspace (and frankly, we were hoping that Workspace would meet our needs, since it is free). But I had a brief email conversation with Matt Albee at Lawson today in which he stated, "Just so you know, we don't expect customers to choose between LSO and Workspace, we expect that they will deploy both." Read More...
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Receiver Alerts
We are wondering if anyone has come up with or knows of a flashy way to alert receivers that more action is needed upon receipt. We are currently being asked to log (rerecieve) tissue and like things into a tracking system. Our receivers are not currently accustomed to looking at the delivery documents. Read More...
Time And Expense To iSeries
Has anyone implemented Lawson Time and Expense where Lawson Apps and Database are running on an iSeries? If so, do you have any documentation explaining the setup? Read More...
ESS Benefit Enrollment - BN31.1 Security
We are currently working on bringing up Benefit Enrollment through ESS to allow for Life Event and New Hire enrollment. We would like to do these as immediate updates, but have concerns with the security. From what I have been able to find, the update is done on the BN31.1. However, the BN31.1 doesn't allow to secure by the Employee field on the form. Has anyone else secured the BN31.1 so that the employee logged in can only change their own data? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

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