February 2018 Minimize
LawsonGuru Letter
February 2018
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
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
-- Isaac Asimov
In This Issue
Retro Benefit Deductions and Refunds
I am curious how others are processing retro benefit deductions and refunds. When we were previously on PeopleSoft there was delivered functionality to calculate any retro benefit deductions or refunds to employees. In Lawson the Benefits Department is spending a full day manually calculating deductions and refunds to submit to Payroll for processing. Curious how other Lawson customers are processing these.  Read more
Set up of Reprocessed Items
Any hospital ordering reprocessed goods? We will soon begin recycling via Hygia, some commonly used items i.e. BP CUFFS ; CHAIR PADs for buy back from our distributor. These items are in our inventory locations and also housed in Pxyis. The fill rate of the reprocessed goods will be 65%,and the 35% remainder new product will be shipped. We are dealing with two different vendor item numbers for the same item ( one reprocessed the other new ). Would you use one Lawson number and sub when the reprocessed runs out set up two Lawson number? We are searching for a smooth process with the least amount of impact. Any advise? Thank you!  Read more
Charity Donations by employees and Lawson
We have a Foundation department at our company and they manage employee donations to charities and funds. We have donation campaigns where if employees want to, they can choose to donate money from their check or PTO to a campaign. We currently have a custom form created in Lawson for the employee to submit their donation. My question - do any other companies use Lawson to allow employees to donate to charity? If so, how do you capture the donation requests - via a custom form like us, or another way?  Read more
User Productivity Reports?
Is there anything in Lawson that will capture a list of a users' activities for the day? Can I ask Lawson to pull a report of person X's PO30 receipts, or person Y's WH32 order closings? Read more
Worthwhile Reading
How Best-in-Class Companies Treat Employees
To attract and retain employees in today's tight labor market, best-in-class employers are paying above-market salaries and offering a broad range of benefits.
Baseline Magazine, August 31, 2017
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How Today's Analytics Change Recruiting
HR analytics aren't mainstream yet, but they're gaining traction because human capital management is a competitive issue. From recruiting to employee performance and overall HR operations, analytics will have an increasing impact on companies and individuals.
Information Week, November 26, 2017
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Excel made everyone an analyst but needs to keep up
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that some CFOs are telling their employees to stop using Microsoft Corp.'s Excel spreadsheets for "financial planning, analysis and reporting."
Information Management, November 29, 2017
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John Henley
Decision Analytics