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November 2014

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
COBOL SKILLS - Hard to Find
IC12 records
Electronic W-2's
PO line delivery dates
Worthwhile Reading
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"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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. 
COBOL SKILLS - Hard to Find
We've been a Lawson S3 site since 1999 and have the basic suites (PR, HR, GL, AP, Supply Chain). Our IS staff are all competent MF COBOL programmers. While we try not to customize....over the years quite a few programs have been customized. Certainly we have quite a few custom reports and extracts, but we also have some business rule oriented code. We don't yet use Landmark, or Design Studio, although we'd consider investing in other tools. Our COBOL staff are not getting any younger - and the young IS folks appear interested in anything but COBOL. How is your IS Lawson shop adapting? Are you able to get away from COBOL and still support your customers? How? Thanks for any insights!  Read More...
Ready for a Change?
Canal Barge Company is looking for a Lawson Administrator and Systems Integrator in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read More...
IC12 records
Should an IC12 be set up for every location that orders a specific item? Read More...
Electronic W-2's
Does anyone offer Electronic W-2's to their employee's? If so do you offer them to terminated employees? What time of year do you obtain the consent from employees? 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


PO line delivery dates
Does anyone use the PO line delivery date as a means to evaluate vendors? We have our inventory items control code set as "S" (system generated) in IC12. So the system generates the lead time based on the last two PO receipts. But does not take into account weekends / holidays. Does anyone do anything different? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading

How You Can Enhance Your Executive Presence

Being an organizational power player is definitely not an entry-level job. And to become such as player, you have to offer more than strong technology skills Baseline Magazine, June 26, 2014

The Three Keys to IT and Business Integration

If you want to successfully integrate IT into the business, you have to add value as a business partner, develop a reputation for being easy to work with and be likable. CIO Insight, June 2014


The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

Around-the-clock accessibility is now expected for a broad range of IT roles. Here's how to cope. Computerworld, April 7, 2014

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