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January 2013

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
W2 Reporting for Employer-sponsored Health Benefits
Using Carryover to Zero-Out Plan Balance
Tracking Employee Physical Locations
Best Practice for Item Revisions?
Worthwhile Reading
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"It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
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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Using Carryover to Zero-Out Plan Balance
I've heard that you can use the Carryover tables to zero out a vacation plan balance each year. How do I do that? Read More...
Tracking Employee Physical Locations?
We are a large health system using Lawson v9 for HR, Finance & Supply Chain. Currently we do not have any tracking of where employees are located physically, but need this information for EEO, workers comp insurance, and many other needs that come up constantly.

There is a location field in Lawson which is used for EEO reporting, but currently being used by Payroll for tax processing (used by BSI Tax Factory).
  • How do you track and maintain physical employee locations? 
  • Who enters the information (employee, manager, admin, HR)? 
  • How is the information captured for entry (paper, electronically, etc)? 
  • How do you maintain the list of valid locations when new ones are always being bought/leased/sold? 
  • Who maintains the source location list? 


Best Practice for Item Revisions?
Item Master / Item Location maintenance is becoming increasingly challenging for item revisions which effect multiple data points. Item revisions effect multiple vendors/catalog/UOM revisions, more so for inventory and demand flow type items. Does Lawson/Infor have best practice recommendation, other then creating a brand new item?
Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and LawsonGuru.com.




John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Research: Outlook 2013
Outlook 2013 research identifies an unmistakable trend: IT demand and spending are continuing to rise from the recession years.
Information Week, December 6, 2012

Ten Tough Job Interview Questions
Forget about, "What achievements are you most proud of?" or "Where do you envision yourself in five years?" When it comes to getting hired at some of the most prestigious companies in the world, prepare yourself for a slew of interview questions that will challenge your ability to think on the spot.
Baseline Magazine, August 02, 1012

Delivering Large-Scale IT Projects On Time, On Budget, and On Value
The companies that defy these odds are the ones that master key dimensions that align IT and business value.
Information Management, October 24, 2012

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