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February 2014

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Determining hours worked for Affordable Care Act
Benefit Enrollment Issues
Too Many Decimals
LP04.2 Accrual for Part-Time Employees
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. 
Determining hours worked for Affordable Care Act
We are currently trying to decide the proper way to get the data out of Lawson to determine which employees meet the 30 hour per week criteria. We are going around in circle trying to determine how best to pull this data from Lawson, essentially focusing on what to do with employees who may have switched statuses during the reporting period. Just wondering what you all were doing and if there was possible anything Lawson has provided that we may have missed.  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


Benefit Enrollment Issues
I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Ever since Open Enrollment, our new hire benefits are starting date of hire. They should start first of month. In addition, we are getting benefit entry point errors for life events. Our BN16 set up looks correct as it matches previous years. Read More...
Too Many Decimals
We have a few vendors that use half quantities when ordering. For example an order of envelopes comes in a box of 2,500; we use the UOM of "M" and typically enter the order for 2.5. Recently we are having issues with Lawson not allowing us to use decimals giving the error message "too many decimals entered". Is there a way to fix this? Read More...
LP04.2 Accrual for Part-Time Employees
Hoping someone can help me out here. We have a cycle based accrual table (LP04.2) that's occasionally used for our part-time employees. Historically it was set up as a flat amount of hours per pay-cycle (since most of our part-timers worked the same FTE), but I'd like to change it so that it's a calculation/formula: 3.076923 hours * (Employee's FTE). Simply put, I have no idea how to do this, as I'm not very familiar with the LP04.2 screen. What's the difference between the Formula field and the Calculation field? Can anyone tell me which field I should use, and/or what syntax I need to use to replicate the calculation above? Any help would be appreciated - thanks! ? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store
What the industry's top application vendors are likely to do this year.
Infoworld, January 8, 2014

Five Benefits to Becoming a Data-Driven CFO
Nearly 60 percent of CFOs indicate that investing in analytics and decision-making is their top IT priority.
Information Management, November 26, 2013

Why HR Departments are the Greatest Technology Innovators
Human Resources Management (HRM) is undergoing a surprising revolution. The business function, which is often given the smallest IT investment budget, is riding high on the waves of technology.
HR Magazine, October 28, 2013

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