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September 2012

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
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Lawson Process Automation
Lawson Smart Office Project Requirements
Open Enroll ESS Help plz!
Lot Numbers and Inventory / Lawson + Cupid
Worthwhile Reading
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Quote of the Issue
"The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool."
-- Jane Wagner
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. 
Lawson Process Automation
I have been trying to find information about Lawson Process Automation (LPA) without a great deal of success. I would like to find out who is using it and what types of tasks have been accomplished with it. 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®

New Release available, now incorporating Lawson ProcessFlow and supporting IBM iSeries


Lawson Smart Office Project Requirements
We are beginning project planning for LSO. Would anyone be willing to provide some feedback on the amount of resources assigned, the amount of hours allocated to the project, the project team make-up for the implementation, etc.? Read More...
Open Enroll ESS Help plz!
This year we are changing our FTE requirement from .20 to .40 for an employee to be eligible for any benefit. This changes the employee groups that are nested within benefit plans AND employee groups that identify what rates employees can see when they go thru ESS. Here's the issue: Since employee groups are not effective dated, how can we have new hire and open enrollments going on at the same time? Read More...
Lot Numbers and Inventory / Lawson + Cupid
We are investigating adding our Cardiac Cath lab on as another perpetual inventory to consolidate the number of systems that our facility uses. One thing that they require for their items is lot number and expiration date tracking. I know Lawson has some screens for lot numbers but we've never even looked at them. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?Read More...
Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and




John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
How to Design Dashboards for Business Productivity and Customer Experience
It's no secret that the customer experience is critical to business success. However, creating a memorable customer experience doesn't materialize from simply having a solid brand or an outstanding product, but rather from using detailed insight into past customer behavior, buying habits and individual feedback.
Information Management, June 14, 2012

Tech hotshots: The rise of the IT business analyst
The once lowly business analyst is suddenly in high demand. Here's how to work well with the ones you've got.
Computerworld, July 11, 2012

Ten Ways to Motivate Workers
10 best practices that will help cultivate a purpose-fueled, engaged workforce.
Baseline, July 17, 2012

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