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May 2012

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Inforum 2012
Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Act
Dependents - Reporting Before/After Changes
Automated Load/Regression Testing Tools
Creating a Consolidating Company in Lawson 9.0
Worthwhile Reading
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Inforum 2012
Inforum 2012 has supplanted Lawson CUE.
Different colors, different products, different faces.

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Quote of the Issue
"A short saying oft contains much wisdom."
-- Sophocles    
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. 
Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Act
Has anyone set up an LP Absence Management plan to accommodate this Mandated Sick Leave Act?  We are just upgrading from TA to LP and wanted to know if anyone has successfully set up a plan. Read More...
Examiner for Lawson S3
Supercharge Your Lawson Administration
  • Combines Lawson 9 Security/RM Users, LAUA, LOGAN, GEN metadata into a single comprehensive, understandable solution
  • Export directly to Microsoft Excel® and Adobe Acrobat/PDF®
Dependents - Reporting Before/After Changes
Our benefits area would like an automated report that shows the before and after values of certain fields. By this I mean, if an employee changed their dependent's birthdate from 2/1/1992 to 2/1/2002 they would like to see both values on the report. Since changes to the dependent table are not logged in history I am uncertain how to do this. Has anybody else had to do this? Read More...
Automated Load/Regression Testing Tools
I'm very interested in finding out who all here has experience using automated load and/or regression testing tools? What tools have you seen used against Lawson portal? Is your testing done in-house or through a partner? Read More...
Creating a Consolidating Company in Lawson 9.0
We are just looking at creating consolidating financials in Lawson 9.0 this year rather than continue creating them manually in Excel. I am wondering if anyone could point me toward any good articles or instructions on setting up the consolidating companies. Read More...
Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and




John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Change Management: The CIO's Roadmap
By including a careful consideration of process, technology, people and culture in every new implementation, you can ensure that all stakeholders -- from the top executives to your end-users -- are equipped to maximize your new solution.
CIO Insight, September/October 2011

What Ever Happened to the Virtual Close?
CFOs are once again trying to perfect the process of closing the books.
CFO Magazine, November 2011

Project Management Gets Lean
IT can't afford to do projects the old way. Lean project management gives a better picture of success or failure.
Information Week, February 13, 2012

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