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LawsonGuru Letter
April 2017
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
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.
Quote of the Issue
"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
-- James Thurber
In This Issue
Sending Bin Location Data to Epic
Our Epic team wants Lawson to be the source of truth for their bin locations. I would rather they manage that within Epic instead of mucking up our bin location fields. Most of their locations are just identifying a room or closet so they have multiple items with the same bin. Anyone else doing this? Read more
BN299 Errors on IRS Test Site
We are submitting our forms ourselves this year (last year we had a third party do it), and when we are uploading the BN299 xml and manifest to the test site, it keeps giving us errors on address line 1. Error message AIRSH100 "XML Schema Validation Failed - not well formed or missing required elements". All the addresses that have fallen out on the error report have been apartments. We have been putting them on Address Line 1 for ease of report pulling. Have you been putting apartments on Address Line 2? Is this what the IRS is looking for? I'm trying to make heads or tails of this schema it's referring to, but it doesn't make any sense. Read more
RQ10 vs RQC - Reference Number?
WI'm showing one of our super users how to use RQ10 for requisitions instead of RQC. She likes entering requisitions better in RQ10, with one exception. She utilizes the "Reference Number" in RQC when checking the status. Is there a way to enter that same information in RQ10? Version Read more
Prepaid Expenses
I'd love to hear how people are managing their prepaid expenses using Lawson? Currently we are tracking them on a spreadsheet. When the invoice comes in they are added to the spreadsheet and reclassed to a prepaid expense account on the G/L and then we doing a recurring entry (GL70) to allocate expense monthly. I'm looking for a more efficient way of doing this that is less manual? Read more
Worthwhile Reading
How Outdated Technology Impedes Business Growth
Few executives think their company can achieve its growth goals, and a profusion of legacy systems and other IT issues contribute to the lack of confidence.
Baseline Magazine, March 22, 2017
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From "Reluctant Accountant" To IT Dream Job: 5 Career Lessons
Curiosity, connections, and a search for the right fit are some of the keys to working your way into the job you really want.
Information Week, February 6, 2017
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Computerworld IT Salary Watch 2017
Is your salary on par with what your peers are making?
Computerworld, March 29, 2017
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John Henley
Decision Analytics