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October 2013

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Adding Same-Sex Spouses & State Tax Implications
Automated Failed Job Notification
Worthwhile Reading
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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
-- Aldous Huxley
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. 
Adding Same-Sex Spouses & State Tax Implications
We are extending benefit coverage to same sex spouses, starting effective 1/1/2014. The Feds have announced that same-sex spouses are to receive the same favorable tax treatment for plan premiums, so we don't have to do the whole after-tax portion of the premium and the imputed income. However, we are in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriages, so we could be looking at a situation where we would treat the same-sex spouse portion of the premium as pre-tax for federal taxes, but after-tax for state taxes. Anyone out there that may already be working through this type of situation that could provide "tips and tricks" on how best to address this in Lawson?  Read More...
Ready for a Change?
Two Sigma is a career destination for the intellectually curious who want to learn, invent, and create. We are seeking an experienced professional to provide daily support to business users for Lawson Financial and Procurement system. Read More...
Examiner for Lawson S3
Does your Active Directory match your employee data in Lawson S3 HR ?
  • Updates Lawson S3 HR email addresses from Active Directory
  • Updates Active Directory attributes (employee name, job title, supervisor/manager, work location, phone numbers, etc.) from Lawson S3 HR

New Release available, now integrating Lawson S3 HR with Microsoft Active Directory


Want to Accelerate Your Career?
BayCare Health System, located in the Tampa Bay area, is looking for qualified, hardworking individuals like you to join one of the largest and most advanced health care organizations throughout Florida. Read More...
Automated Failed Job Notification
Is there a way to be notified if a job fails and is sitting there in a recovery status? I thought of a writing a ProcessFlow, but don't know if the file where this information is stored is accessible. How can we automate looking for jobs needing recovery - without writing custom scripts on the server? Read More...
UNSPSC Definition and Short Names
I'm working on a project to set up short names to work with the standard UNSPSC code list. I was wondering if anyone else was doing anything like this with their Lawson system? Read More...
Zone Storeroom Ordering
We are looking to see what is the best way to zone order for inventory so that seperate orders are generated for different areas of our storeroom to ease put away. It has been suggested to us to assign different Buyer ID's on IC12 and then run seperate PO100 jobs for each buyer to create seperate PO's. Is there a better way? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
How to prevent IT department overload
Managing the flow of an infinite supply of worthwhile projects through a finite IT operation takes finesse. Here's how to avoid the backlog and the chaos.
Computerworld, May 20, 2013

20 Health IT Leaders Who Are Driving Change
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
InformationWeek Healthcare, May 13, 2013

Under New Business Demands, CIOs Can't Cling to Old BI
Just about all the CIOs I speak with are at an inflection point in their careers. Some are just biding time before retirement, but many are emerging CIOs who are driven more by a business imperative than a technological one.
Information Management, April 22, 2013

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