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LawsonGuru Letter
May 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
"A witty saying proves nothing."
-- Voltaire
In This Issue
IPA - Include Job Requisition Attachments to Email
I'm attempting to take the attachment that is attached to a Job Requisition in LTM and include it on an email related to the approval process in IPA. The attachments don't seem to be stored on the Landmark server, so I'm assuming they're being stored as blobs in the database (not sure 100% on this). I'm able to query the JobRequisitionDocument business class and retrieve the attributes related to the attachment, but nothing specific to location and content. Has anyone attempted and had any success with this? Read more
MSCM Par Counting
Looking to see what processes others have established for maintaining par levels in their IC81 par locations. We use MSCM to help us count our par locations. Usage patterns change so the levels set a month ago may not be sufficient today. How successful have you been with using MSCM par counting? Read more
Kronos time records to Lawson
I've seen a couple of threads here about Kronos and Lawson. We are currently sending position codes to Kronos but we would like to start using the Job Code instead and then marry it to the process level and department when creating the time record for PR530 to pull in. For anyone currently using kronos, is this the right approach? We are trying to make it easier at the clock for employees when transferring departments and not having to type/remember a position code, and also cut down on the number of positions that are being maintained in Kronos. Read more
Lawson Admin and Superuser Access
Hi, we are auditing Lawson Security (both 9 and 10 versions) and need help in understanding the admin roles:
  • Which roles can add / remove users and change roles for other users?
  • Which roles are considered superuser/all-access type roles?
 Read more
Worthwhile Reading
Why Some Companies Have More Successful Projects
More companies are completing projects on time and under budget, while better meeting business expectations. Find out how enterprises become project champions.
Baseline Magazine, February 28, 2017
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3 Reasons Why Cloud Migration is Gaining Traction in Healthcare
Issues such as performance, payroll priorities, and a lack of expertise in data center management have healthcare institutions moving to the cloud.
Information Week, March 28, 2017
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Effectively Using Big Data in Healthcare
Newer technologies in healthcare are generating vast amounts of data. This data has to be captured, stored, curated and analyzed continuously which has poses unique challenges for healthcare providers. This problem will be compounded with digitization, the Internet of Things and newer sensors. Big data can come to the rescue of healthcare providers in effectively managing data resources.
Information Management, April 28, 2017
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Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and


John Henley
Decision Analytics