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August 2014

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Infor10 Lawson S3
HR02 Department - Add Manager?
Lawson Licenses
Two items, different vendors on PO13.3
BSI 10
Worthwhile Reading
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Infor10 Lawson S3
It's been over two years since Infor10 Lawson S3 emerged following the Lawson acquisition by Infor. The vast majority are starting your upgrades. Here are my original thoughts and some (updated) answers to your questions...

Quote of the Issue
"Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first."
-- Peter Ustinov
Welcome to the latest issue of The LawsonGuru Letter, a free newsletter providing provocative commentary on issues important to the Lawson Software community.  
Gone Fishin!With the summer holidays fully upon us, many of you are either vacationing or otherwise enjoying (hopefully!) some time off.  
The majority of Lawson clients are still planning for the Infor10 Lawson S3 upgrade, so I've included a previous blog post about Infor10 with some additional recent comments. 

On the topic of Infor10, make sure you check out the (free!) upcoming Infor10 live panel discussion and v10 differences sessions hosted by RPI Consultants
The LawsonGuru Letter is published by--and is solely the opinion of--John Henley of Decision Analytics. 
HR02 Department - Add Manager?
Looking for any suggestions on how to tie the Department Manager to the Department on HR02. Pondering adding a custom field but wondering if anyone has used User Analysis for that? Department manager names in GLN_PERSON_RESP on GL20 aren't always maintained and aren't always correct. Appreciate any ideas. 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


Lawson Licenses
As part of our original implementation of Lawson our goal was to enable all project managers - even those with small programs - to go into Lawson and inquire on their finances. Projects with multiple funding sources are set up in the grant module. Recently we learned that just inquiring on their project will require licenses to two different Lawson modules - FINPRO and GMP. We are considering changing our structure so only those that set up and maintain grants have access. Has anyone else dealt with this?  Read More...
Two items, different vendors on PO13.3
If an item is going to be replaced by another item from a DIFFERENT vendor, should a new PO13.3 record be created for the new item? I'm asking because I see in our system where the Replace and Inactivate option was done for an item, but the item replacing it was for a different vendor than the PO13.3 was originally created for. This doesn't seem right to me. I would think that any items listed on a PO13.3 form should all be from the vendor associated on that PO13.3. Is that correct?? Read More...
BSI 10
Anyone using BSI 10 yet? Reading thru install guide, you can access BSI client via browser now. If that is the case, then less work for admin to support BSI users. Read More...
Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and




John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
The Three Attitudes of a Disciplined IT Department
To be trusted, IT organizations should focus on the customer experience, communicate proactively and effectively, and choose adaptability over rigor.
CIO Insight, April 3, 2014

Key Considerations in Establishing a Chief Data Office
Many organizations are setting up centralized data management departments.
Information Management, April 3, 2014

The CFO Playbook on Technology: The CFO Buyer's Guide to Midmarket ERP System
With dozens of enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages tailored to the needs of midsize companies-which should a CFO choose? And why must the CFO be involved in that selection? Note: Sponsored in part by Oracle
CFO Webcast, August 2014

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