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March 2015

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Lawson 10.x upgrade - New Environment or Upgrade Existing?
Selling Vacation
ESS Org Chart - Hide an Employee?
Lawson Portal Logon Issues
Worthwhile Reading
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"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."
-- Quentin Crisp
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. 
Lawson 10.x upgrade - New Environment or Upgrade Existing?
We are planning our Lawson 10.x upgrade. We currently run Lawson environment and am wondering if we can install LSF 10.x over our existing environment or if we should be creating a new environment. Is this a requirement? Even if it can be installed inline (over our existing environment) I have concerns regarding cut-over timing. Does anyone have experience in regard to the length of time? Read More...
Selling Vacation
We are doing our first "annual" sellback and want to do the sellback by uploading the PTO sellback hours and doing a manual check run and LP140/LP197 to close out the usage transactions before the normal payroll run. Does anyone else do a PTO/Vacation Sellback program once a year, and if so, how do you process it? Read More...
ESS Org Chart - Hide an Employee?
Is it possible to hide (not display) an employee from the ESS Org Chart based on their Process Level and Department? Read More...
Lawson Portal Logon Issues
I am experiencing some intermittent Logon issues in our Production and Test environments. When you logon, it will spin and then blank out the username and password fields after about 30 seconds. This goes on for about 10-15 minutes then clears up for a period of time and comes back. This happens in both our Test and Production environments. We have bounced both application servers and DB server with no luck. The only think that has changed in the past 2 weeks is that we installed Yearend W2 patching. Does anyone have any ideas or any Logs that I should be looking at pertaining to logon/authentication? Thanks in advance. Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
How Big Data Improves Care at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
What began as a limited use of Hadoop at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is becoming a full-fledged big data initiative that is helping the organization provide better care for patients and deliver information that could potentially help citizens of Georgia avoid health problems in the future.
Information Management, February 4, 2015

Health IT Needs to Catch Up With Other Sectors
The healthcare industry needs to catch up with other industries in fully leveraging information technology to drive innovation and advancements in care delivery, according to Karen DeSalvo, M.D., acting assistant secretary for health and national coordinator for health IT.
Information Management, December 5, 2014

Using Technology to Drive Business Innovation
Building an IT organization that supports innovation, agility and growth is essential, and the right framework can unleash opportunities for business success.
Baseline Magazine, December 4, 2014

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