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May 2013

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Inforum 2013
Using Mashup Designer?
GL security classes for LSF9 security
Best Practice for PR12
UDI and Lawson
Worthwhile Reading
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Inforum 2013
What do Flo Rida, Ming.le, and Soho have in common? They all converged on the Orlando Convention Center. 
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Quote of the Issue
"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
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. 
Time To Rename LawsonGuru ?
With Lawson S3 and M3 customers adopting integrated Infor products, is it time to expand as well as rename the LawsonGuru Letter and I thought it would be fun to ask the community for advice. Read More...
Using Mashup Designer?
We are in the process of implementing Smart Office and would like to use Mashup Designer but there is a lack of documentation for those using S3. The User Guide mostly references M3 so we can't follow the examples. Does anyone have Mashup Designer documentation for S3 users? Also we are curious as to how many organizations are actually using Smart Office/Mashup Designer. Read More...
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GL security classes for LSF9 security
We are in the process of switching to LSF9 security. We are in the early stages of defining the security classes for the General Ledger group and are just wanting to know what items we need to look out for in the set ups. Thank you. Read More...
Best Practice for PR12
What is the best practice for maintaining PR12? Our payroll department would like to see a history of each time a PR12 record was changed. and EMACHDEPST only keeps the last change, and I can't find any other tables that would hold changes. Should they be using the Effective Date fields if they want to make a change to an account number or Flat Amount or Percentage etc? Or is there another table that is holding all change history? Read More...
UDI and Lawson
What are Lawson's plans for incorporating UDI (unique device identification) bar coding and tracking / reporting?  Or do they have any plans for this yet? Who do I need to talk with? Not entirely clear here, but Lawson needs the ability (and fields) to scan these bar codes, and associate with receipts. Items, Devices, etc. Anyone know anything about this, yet? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Characters Wanted: Fostering Varied Project Management Teams
One of the first aspects of complexity in mature enterprises that comes to mind is what philosopher R. G. Collingwood called "the law of primitive survivals."
Information Management, March 20, 2013

HR Strategies for Finding--and Keeping--IT Talent
Today, young IT pros aren't checking job boards and submitting resumes. They're hanging out at social media sites, waiting for employers to find them.
CIO Insight, February 27, 2013

Are Big Companies Ready For Cloud ERP?
Any ERP change is high risk, but CIOs will look closely at cloud options.
Information Week, February 4, 2013

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