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July 2016

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
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Live in PA work in NJ
User Process definition variables / configuration properties
Item Descriptions
Compensation Management
Worthwhile Reading
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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. 
Live in PA work in NJ
We recently added a remuneration code to the GTL pay code to correct withholding for PA residents so it omits imputed income, Now the PA income tax withholding is correct, but two of our local taxes for Centennial School District and Lewisberry City are wrong. I would appreciate hearing from any companies who have employees who live in one of these tax districts in PA but work in NJ. Read More...
User Process definition variables / configuration properties
I would like to be able to have a system config property of LastRunDate that everytime my IPA runs, I update that field that persists between workunits. How do i save this date to either some kind of process definition variable or system config property or possibly, can I query landmark on process AP010QS, get the last workunit and get a datetime that it ran a specific activity, whats the best approach? Read More...
Item Descriptions
I'm curious to see what others are doing to create their item descriptions. We're currently using Nuvia as the source of truth for these but we're finding that a small percentage are wrong and that a much higher percentage they recommend are duplicate descriptions. I'd love to hear what others have done to standardize their descriptions in the item master.  Read More...
Compensation Management
We are considering implementing in our next phase Goals and Performance Management. And, now, we're thinking about adding Compensation Management to the mix. Wanted to ask if there was anyone out there that has implemented the Comp Mgmt module. If you have, how long was your implementation? And, how did your implementation go? I'd love to talk with someone about their experience.  Read More...
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Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Infor Pursues Innovation for Business Applications
Infor recently held its annual Innovation Summit at its New York City headquarters. The company has shown leadership and creativity in business applications on two fronts: focusing its development efforts on enhancing the user experience and collaboration and building an application architecture that will deliver a rich set of functionality for ERP, financial management, CRM and HRMS and business analytics in a multitenant cloud environment.
Information Management, May 25, 2016

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Cloud Service Providers
Determining which cloud service providers might be the best fit for an organization isn't easy. Here are five questions to ask.
eWeek, May 23, 2016

What Do Knowledge Workers Need to Succeed?
Today's knowledge workers depend on both traditional tech tools and cloud-based on-demand solutions-and they prefer informal, less-controlled work environments.
Baseline Magazine, April 26, 2016

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