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September 2013

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Another Update on Alleged Patent Infringement
Supply Chain Analytics
RQC Customization
IPA flow to move completed work units to history
Vendor Mergers and Acquisitions
Worthwhile Reading
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Another Update on Alleged Patent Infringement
Back in 2011, Lawson responded to an alleged patent infringement by replacing Requisition Self-Service (RSS) with Requisition Center (RQC). Yet, the case still lingers.
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Quote of the Issue
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do."
-- Dale Carnegie
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. 
Supply Chain Analytics
There's been this buzz for years about how health systems need to look at supply utilization to reduce expenses. Tightening down contracts is good but it only goes so far and it's hard to get blood from a stone. Lawson is developing their Supply Chain Analytics tool but it's in it's infancy and does not integrate clinical information. Perhaps their Clinical Bridge will help with this in the future. Does anyone out there have a good system now that integrates supply chain data with clinical data along with reimbursement data? I want to be able to slice and dice supply expenses by physician and procedure and we want one system that pulls everything together. Read More...
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RQC Customization
Can Design Studio be used to customize Requisition Center? We found in an older manual, that self service forms cannot be customized with Design Studio. Is RQC considered one of those self-service forms? Read More...
IPA flow to move completed work units to history
I am new to Lawson and we just implemented LTM. I would like to create an IPA process flow to delete completed action requests and move completed work units to history. I do not know where to start. Read More...
Vendor Mergers and Acquisitions
How are vendor mergers and acquisitions handled within your organization? If a vendor with active contracts and POs is acquired by another that is not in your vendor master do you add a new vendor and create new contracts/POs or do you change the name on the existing vendor? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Third-Party Software Support: Pros and Cons
You should consider the risks in switching to a third-party support structure, as well as benefits that can be achieved in well-defined circumstances.
Baseline, May 2, 1013

Four Steps to Achieve Returns on your Analytics Investments
Analytics promises so much to organizations that embrace it as a vital business discipline. Above all, it gives them the insights they need to make faster and smarter decisions - in a business environment where the pace of change has never been so rapid.
Information Management, April 24, 2013

Will Doctors 'C' The Way To Accountable Care?
Health IT vendor Lumeris develops "Nine C's" framework to help primary care physicians achieve healthcare reform goals.
InformationWeek Healthcare, April 22, 2013

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