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LawsonGuru Letter
March 2017
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
Dear John,

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
"In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat."
-- Robert Byrne
In This Issue
Comments in RQC
Is anyone aware of a quick reference guide for using comments in RQC? Looking for information to use for instructing our users on which comments to use, how they work and where they display. I've been able to find and test most of the comments but I am having trouble finding any information on the header and line comments that are "display only". I see these on RQ10 but not when printing the req from RQC. Also do not see them on POs. Is there any guide as to where these do and do not show? Read more
Effective date change during User Action
We have email notifications set up on all our hr type actions in LTM (TransferHr, HireApproval, etc). Our HRAdmin often makes a change to the effective date within the UserAction. Does anyone know where I would pull that new effective date from? I do not see it in the PFIACTIVITYVARIABLE business class.  Read more
Changing Vendor #'s
With Kreisers now becoming Concordance, we need to change all of our vendor numbers. They used to use the mfg # for the vendor #, but now they have given each item its own individual #. Is there any easy way to change this is PO25? Or do I need to put each item on HOLD and give it a new vendor #? (I cannot just change the vendor # in PO25 that I can tell.) I would also like to put the numbers into PO13 (vendor items). Once I put an item on HOLD, does it just stay that way forever? I have found that if I cannot put an item on HOLD, I need to look in PO23 and IC66 for that item.. Read more
LBI Tools Tab Reporting My Reports
We have tried creating new lists maintaining existing lists and have not been successful in allowing both of us access to all the reports. I have access to all of my reports and all reports for any prior LBI administrators including Lawson but cannot see the reports she has published to LBI. The new LBI administrator can see some of my reports and all of her reports but there are gaps. Our IT department and Lawson support can't seem to figure this out either but it causes some time consuming inconveniences while trying to support our users. Read more
Worthwhile Reading
Guiding ERP Principles for the Modern Enterprise
As enterprises continue to evaluate platforms and infrastructures they are challenged with choosing the right platform paired with the right support team to bridge the gap between raw data and improved business outcomes.
Information Management, January 23, 2017
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IT Must Evolve to Enable Digital Transformation
Businesses could miss market opportunities if they don't use automation to free up their IT organization to focus on innovation instead of routine tasks.
Baseline Magazine, February 20, 2017
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4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT
CIOs are well aware of changing business expectations, but often lack the resources, skills, or alignment to execute on expectations. The Deloitte 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals some stark disconnects between the business and IT.
Information Week, November 30, 2016
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Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and


John Henley
Decision Analytics