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October 2016

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
LTM Version 11 Upgrade
Shift Differentials Tied to Job Codes
Stock Requisitions & RQC/Approvals
Worthwhile Reading
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"If you cannot convince them, confuse them."
-- Harry S. Truman
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. 
LTM Version 11 Upgrade
Has anyone upgraded from Landmark LTM version 10 to 11? We would just like to know if it is a smooth or painful transition. We just found out that we have to be on 11 in order to go to the cloud. Thank you!  Read More...
Shift Differentials Tied to Job Codes
We are currently in the process of implementing v10 S3 Payroll. We would like to know how to configure the system in order to pay our shift differentials (Shift 1, 2 3 premiums) that are tied directly to job codes as a separate pay code (Shift 1 Diff, Shift 2 Diff, Shift 3 Diff). Our base rate is paid as regular pay. As an example, an employee has a base rate of $10/hr, and is in a job that has a Shift 2 differential of $3/hr. We would like our registers and checks to show 8 hours of shift 2 work as separate pay codes with Regular pay code at 8 hours at base pay ($80 total) and Shift 2 pay code of 8 hours at the differential rate ($16 total). The pay stub would look something like this... Read More...
Stock Requisitions & RQC/Approvals
Hello - We go live with RQC next month. Right now, when a req for stock items is entered & released, a special ID is used. A special approval code in RQ12 helps the manager know those are his to approve & the WH130 creates pick tickets. With RQC, the special ID goes away as we will have 1 ID for all requisitions. Once RQC is live how can the manager find his requisitions? RQ41 nearly meets our needs but under this ship to location, non stocks are also entered.  Read More...
I have an XML file along with and XSD schema and I am trying to get the XML node to work and I have several questions not easily found in the doc.
  1. How does the input data get to the XML node? Does it need to be within a file or data iteration? If so how is this specified?
  2. I assume for Output parsing that the XML node with give me 1 iteration per record. Is this how it works?
  3. Any examples of its use for parsing XML input files would be helpful.
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
How to Get the Biggest Bang From Your BI Data
Through investments in business intelligence systems, organizations are benefiting from improved statistical analysis, data management and visualization.
Baseline Magazine, September 6, 2016

Self-Service Analytics: A Boon for Business Users
Business analysis tools no longer fall within the exclusive domain of data scientists, as line-of-business users are tapping the power of self-service analytics.
Baseline Magazine, August 2016

How To Retain Top IT Talent
If your organization can't move beyond traditional work hours, it may have trouble keeping valuable tech employees happy. Here's what IT leaders need to know.
Information Week, August 31, 2016

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