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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
"People ask for criticism, but they only want praise."
-- W. Somerset Maugham
Trending Topics
Allow User to See Other Users Print Manager
It's been a while since I've had to do much Lawson Security administration, so I'm pretty rusty. I have someone (a manager) asking me to allow them to see their direct-reports' job reports. They are on version 10 and were upgraded from version 9.

USPS Address Validation API Through IPA
Anyone using IPA to do validation of address? USPS has an API that allows the use of XML calls and returns address validation through their API. Was wondering if anyone has done this.

LP51 Trigger - Pull Employee Information
I am working on a flow that is triggered from LP51. I am running into an issue though if there are multiple people that have the leave in a pending status. For example I have an employee EE# 202065 that has a personal leave entered, but the flow has stopped on a User Action Node to determine the employee's eligibility. Then I put in a leave request for EE# 200367 (myself), however, when the flow runs it is pulling the employee with the higher number. I could add some Lawson Transactions to put the employee's leave into a different status, but I was hoping there was a more streamlined way. Can the employee's company and employee number be added to the classic work unit in S3? 

Backorder Notification for RQ?
I found the "WH Backord Line" Service and I went down the IPA road.  Two weeks with support and ... evidently WH110 Batch Allocation only triggers for OE back orders. We use RQ to order from our warehouse. Warehouse wants to notify users immediately, if there is an item back order.  We use Smart Notes for Kill notification, but I really dislike Smart Notes and want to notify users ASAP. Any thoughts on best method for immediate-ish, notification of back orders from requisitions?

Worthwhile Reading
11 keys to a successful outsourcing relationship
Strategic outsourcing is a two-way street. Here's how to increase your likelihood of getting the best from your IT service providers.
CIO, June 13, 2018

Don’t Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when you're in public sector IT. But even if you're not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
Information Week, May 22, 2018

Leadership: How to Succeed as a New Manager
You've spent your career learning about IT -- network troubleshooting, programming languages, and data management. But now they want you to manage a team of people. Here are a few tips to get you started on your new journey.
Information Week, April 4, 2018

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