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August 2015

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Talent Management Feedback
SQL versus standard Lawson queries
GL Company versus HR Company
IPA Flow to Delete Workunits
Worthwhile Reading
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"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work."
-- Robert Frost
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. 
Talent Management Feedback
We are looking at acquiring a talent management solution. Can you give me some feedback on Lawson's product? Are you also an S3 customer? How long have you been using it? Does it work for you? If not, why not? Read More...
SQL versus standard Lawson queries
A "philosophical discussion" on the merits of the "best practice" for writing Process Flows (IPA or PFI). One developer is very skilled in SQL, so whether it is writing a Crystal Report or a Process Flow - he uses SQL over other methods. My take (with limited SQL knowledge) is while SQL might be more efficient, the advantage of Process Flow is you can visually figure out what is going on, and is easier to read and understand. Three or four nested queries is better than one single SQL command. What is the opinion of others here? When do you use SQL? Would you use SQL even though it could be done in other activities? Read More...
GL Company versus HR Company
If you use the financials and the HR pieces of Lawson, are your GL companies the same as your HR companies? Do you have one one HR company and one GL company or one HR company and multiple GL companies? Or multiple of each? Read More...
IPA Flow to Delete Workunits
We are having an issue with the size of our pfiactivityvariables table. Infor support has suggested scheduling a flow to delete anything older than 90 days. I have been playing with the various actions in IPA (test) and I'm not getting the criteria correct. Any pointers or suggestions? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
IT Hits Roadblocks When Adopting New Technologies
While an overwhelming majority of technology professionals feel that the adoption of significant new technologies plays a key role in organizational success, many believe that these efforts aren't as successful as they need to be, according to a recent survey from SolarWinds.
Baseline Magazine, April 2015

Healthcare IT: Time to Train the Machines
Healthcare executives expect that within the next three years their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to a new report from outsourcing and consulting firm Accenture.
Information Management, July 6, 2015

Making Systems Part of Your Company Culture
You've heard all the talk about the need to systematize things in your business, but how do you get your team to buy in? Here's how you make systems part of your company culture.
Inc. Magazine, July 2015

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