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March 2013

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Mid Pay-Period Changes
Has anyone called PowerShell from Process Flow?
LP51 and Microsoft Addins
Tracking contracted employees - Best Practices
Worthwhile Reading
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Dear John, 

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. 
Mid Pay-Period Changes
We are step-and-grade and allow employees to change positions in between pay periods, and we have a two week pay cycle. So let's say the employee worked for the first week in old position 1 at old position 1's pay rate, and worked the second week in new position 1 with new position 1's pay rate. When we change the employee's position record effective the second week, any time records that come in regardless of position code default to the new position 1 pay rate. So we have been creating a second position with old position 1's payrate so that the first week's time records will come in at the right pay rate. Then we end that second position when the payroll is over. Is there a better way to handle this? Read More...
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Has anyone called PowerShell from Process Flow?
I'm trying to call PowerShell from Process Flow (actually Lawson Process Automation) using the System Command node. Read More...
LP51 and Microsoft Addins
Has anyone used LP51 MSAddins in conjunction with Payroll? I'm looking for a creative way to map types of leaves to payroll classes or codes. Any ideas are appreciated. Read More...
Tracking contracted employees - Best Practices
We are wanting to track contracted individuals in our HR/Payroll system. But unsure as to the best approach & would like to hear what others have done - including pros and cons. Read More...
Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and




John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Why recover from disaster when you can avoid it?
Sidestepping technology disasters is much easier -- and affordable -- now for businesses large and small.
Infoworld, February 11, 2013

HR Taking Ownership of the Cloud
Human resources managers are increasingly turning to full or partial cloud computing options, and IT isn't the department leading the deployment charge.
Information Management, February 6, 2013

Healthcare IT: Savior Or Sinkhole?
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has done an outstanding job of promoting EHR technology through Meaningful Use financial incentives, and it has fostered a spirit of cooperation among IT stakeholders. But ONC sometimes sounds more like a cheerleader than an objective observer on the extent to which modern informatics can transform healthcare.
Information Week, January 11, 2013

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