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LawsonGuru Letter
December 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
"Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."
-- Mark Twain
In This Issue
Fiscal Year change to Calendar year
Our organization just announced its being sponsored by another Healthcare Ministry. They currently run their financials on a calendar year. We closed FY17 in June. We started FY18 in July. I need ideas as to how others have worked with this type of situation(moving 6 months of data into a new FY) I have been given instructions to use GL500 but the logic does not make sense for our particular situation. What happens to the first 6 months that are also reflected in Flex Budgeting, AC/AM. How do the balances whether current or from FY17 get reflected in the GL. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Read more
Item expensed to one Department, ordered by many
Hi, has anyone worked out a process to have a particular item (nonstock) always expense to one department, regardless of which department orders it? I do not want to create a new par location, would like to be able to add an item to multiple areas, but always have the expense default to one particular department. Read more
Gift Cards - Imputed Income/Gross Up?
We have a need for the mass load of gift cards. We have a few departments that are receiving gift cards and we're wondering the best way to mass load them for PR processing for tax purposes. Would this be a form of imputed income and/or a gross up? What is our best approach to setting this up and loading? Any recommendations are appreciated. Read more
AddAttachment via Process Flow
Has anyone implemented the AddAttachment that's supposedly replacing writeattachrec.exe? Lawson documentation has this as an example POST data but I haven't been able to get it to work. I'm looking to add Invoice comments to APINVOICE from our Landmark Financial suite. Read more
Worthwhile Reading
How to Counter Executive Objections to New Ideas
Innovation problems happen when companies train employees to fight failure at all costs, and then they wonder why team members aren't coming up with new ideas.
Baseline Magazine, October 5, 2017
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Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation
Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you don't want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.
Information Week, September 21, 2017
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How hospitals can use analytics to improve surgical suite performance
The surgical suite is the place where organizations and physicians build their reputations and also where hospitals generate much of the revenue that keeps them in business and supports their entire mission. Without operating rooms, it would be harder to pay for critical but underfunded areas such as chronic care, mental health and public health.
Information Management, October 19, 2017
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Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and


John Henley
Decision Analytics