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July 2015

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Employee First Name longer than 15 characters
Item Images for Requisition Center
Lawson Carefusion Interface
PO Spend History
Worthwhile Reading
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"'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
-- Abraham Lincoln
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. 
Employee First Name longer than 15 characters
How do you handle any employee's First Name that is greater than 15 characters? We have some diversified populations coming from all over the world and Lawson's standard First Name is not good enough to hold more than 15 characters. We end up truncating the name after 15 characters. I know we can expand the size of the field in the table, but as all know that is a pain for Upgrades, patches and is a customization. This also impact downstream systems. I would like to know how have some of you handled the First Name issue? Do they have any feasible solution or workarounds? We are on 9.0.1 version of Lawson. Read More...
Ready for a Change?
Reading Health System is looking for a Business Systems Coordinator in West Reading, PA. Read More...
Item Images for Requisition Center
Item images in IC11 option, has anyone used this? If so, is this helpful, used by end users in RQC? Read More...
Lawson Carefusion Interface
Has anyone successfully interfaced the Lawson item master with the Carefusion item master? The challenge is Carefusion has a 50,000 SKU limit. Has anyone worked around that limit? If so, what specifically did you do? We are being told that the OR has to have its own item master. Read More...
Ready for a Change?
Kinder Morgan is looking for a Lawson Senior App Dev in Houston, TX. Read More...
PO Spend History
I need to run a report to pull in several fields for PO spend. I am familiar with running some reports, but I'm not sure of all the tables these fields are in and not sure how to link them to get all of the data needed. If anyone has an example or a Crystal report already built they would be willing to share, I would greatly appreciate it!  Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

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CIO Insight, April 29, 2015

Ten Key Components of a Disaster Recovery Plan
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Baseline Magazine, September 2014

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