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February 2013

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
W2 Reporting for Employer-sponsored Health Benefits
Lawson and Epic/Optim
GLN Work Around
PR195 Accrued Payroll
Worthwhile Reading
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"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
-- Mark Twain
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. 
W2 Reporting for Employer-sponsored Health Benefits
Could anyone help me out on reporting Employer-sponsored health benefits? What steps are necessary to get this setup so it reports them on W2's? Read More...

I have a CSV file of employer sponsored benefits based on employee number. Has anyone already used or tested the process to load the W2 required information on cost of group health insurance on PR11 with an add-in? Read More...
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Lawson and Epic/Optim
Is anyone using Epic/Optim in their OR? What is your practice for building items in the Lawson item master for Optim? Our OR staff is requesting we build all the implants so they will be available for them to pick off their list, but this seems to be an unreasonable request, since it will add about 20,000 items to the item master. Read More...
GLN Work Around
We are working on boarding more vendors using GLN but have been running into some snags. Read More...
PR195 Accrued Payroll
We currently run the PR195 using the T - time record method.  Our payroll dept processes bi-weekly pay cycles and we'll run the accrual basically right before they finish up the cycle prior to them running the PR197 payroll close. But all of the company paid benefits like taxes or retirement, etc. are all too low. I can't figure out what calculations the program is going through to end up with this result. Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Ready, set, compete: The benefits of IT innovation
In the new 'fail fast and move on' world of business, IT is learning to quickly tap into creative ideas and harness the power of innovation for competitive advantage.
Computerworld, January 14, 2013

'Not One Successful EHR System In Whole World'
Longtime advocate of computerizing healthcare C. Peter Waegemann calls current health IT policy 'misguided.'
Information Week, December 17, 2012

Why It Makes Sense To Move Finance, Accounting To The Cloud
Cloud-based enterprise resource planning pulls midsize companies into the big league by helping them discard their entry-level accounting packages and instead use sophisticated, all-in-one accounting systems.
Cloud Computing Exchange, November 9, 2012

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