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LawsonGuru Letter
August 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
"Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."
-- Jerry Garcia
In This Issue
Lawson Smart Reports - LSR Designer
I'm new to LSR and LSR Designer. We're just starting to test some of our reports using LSR Designer and unable to get a template created for PR260. I've been using the user guide to configure the designer but still unable to link the report to a template. The default, CU201 that INFOR provided looks pretty straight forward, but I'm unable to get another template setup. My goal is to create a barebones report for PR260 and apply our company logo, nothing fancy or complicated. Read more
Purchase Order Cost Review Message (MA66.3) Comments
I am trying to create a query in Access to look at closed cost messages to include the comments from "Has Comments" field. What table can I find the comment info? Read more
Lock Down of Premium Pay
We are having issues with locking down premium pay for our employees within Lawson and Kronos. We are thinking it's the way we were built when we converted to Lawson in February 2016. We are a hospital, so we have employees working around the clock. We are trying to make sure that employees who are not supposed to get shift differentials do not get them. We are utilizing that Work Schedule option on PA02, which tells Kronos if the job is eligible for the shift diff. I was wondering if other hospitals or round the clock organizations have a different way of doing this? Read more
MX Attribute List Maintenance
Does anyone know the best way to delete or purge attribute lists? If you have automatic and manual attribute lists that you are no longer need or use, what's the best way to remove them? Read more
Worthwhile Reading
Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects
Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.
Information Week, May 22, 2017
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IT Pros Are Stressed but Committed to Their Career
The vast majority of technology professionals feel stressed at work, according to a recent survey from Spiceworks. The accompanying report, "Who Is the IT Pro?" presents a variety of findings about tech employees, including their education, earnings and the number of vacation days they get. The report also includes some interesting revelations.
Baseline Magazine, May 11, 2017
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Healthcare CFOs expect tech budgets will continue to rise
A May survey of 125 hospital chief financial officers and revenue cycle leaders finds technology budgets are increasing, but hospitals continue to struggle to fully reap benefits from their IT systems.
Information Management, July 5, 2017
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Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and


John Henley
Decision Analytics