January 2018 Minimize
LawsonGuru Letter
January 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
"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."
-- Oscar Wilde
In This Issue
Crash Carts on IC81 - Par or Exchange
Has anyone put a crash cart on IC81? Or have you used exchange carts? My central stores maintain the crash carts and make sure all the items are back in the correct tray and the unit has a new one, etc. They are doing this manually as the carts are standardized across our system but have one item in several spots.  Read more
External HTML5 Employee Manager Self Service EMSS
We currently have our HTML5 EMSS running on Citrix for both the internally and externally hosted sites. We would like to have employees be able to load resumes to positions they are applying for on the external site. Initial though was to remove Citrix and expose the HTML5 site. Has anyone set this up? We are V10 and testing to-date shows some of the paths to directories are built via javascript on the client side, making redirect at the firewall not possible.Seems like HTML5 EMSS was not built to be exposed externally? Read more
LBI vs. Infor Birst
Infor is promoting Birst as the LBI replacement. They said (in a Demo) that Infor Reporting is not the future direction and LBI is to be replaced by Birst. I'm wondering if any of you are considering this move? Read more
Design Studio: Pass UserProfile Employee value into HR11
I'm trying to create a Design Studio Form that auto inquires and pull some employee information once the employee access it. Is there a way to pass the portalWnd.oUserProfile.getAttribute("employee") into HR11 Employee field and set the form to inquire oninit? Read more
Worthwhile Reading
IT Job Satisfaction on the Upswing
IT was once viewed as a back-office function, filled with disgruntled, reserved workers, but the view of the IT role and worker is changing, and it's showing in IT job satisfaction levels.
Information Week, November 29, 2017
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How IT Will Spend Its Budget in 2018
With most IT budgets expected to increase in 2018, technology organizations are looking to augment their investments in hardware, software, clouds and services.
Baseline Magazine, October 23, 2017
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Care planning software helps doctors make the right treatment call
Abington Jefferson Health in Pennsylvania is using care planning software, embedded with guidelines, to deliver guidance on treatment directly to clinicians at the patient's bedside for more than 200 conditions.
Information Management, November 30, 2017
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John Henley
Decision Analytics