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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
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
-- Bertrand Russell
Trending Topics
ADFS Upgrade - Vendors?
We put off the ADFS upgrade, but come to find out that LSF updates will require ADFS. So it's time. We’re a former Ciber customer, now researching new vendors. We’re running core financials with approximately 30 users and want to hear about other people’s consulting engagement experiences.Read More
Ready for a Change?
City of Greensboro NC is looking for an ERP Business Analyst
Preserve formatting upon LBI export
We would like to be able to export existing LBI reports, (or set them to open directly as Excel (.xlsx)) so that the columns are sized according to the data in each column. The purpose of this is so that the end user does not have to spend the extra time re-sizing the columns to see all the data in each column of the Excel spreadsheet.Is there a way to do this if the report is coming from Crystal? Read More
Audit of Invoices posted for Inventory Accounts
Hello. We have an finance audit underway that requires us to identify the invoices for all medical supply purchases that are received into our gl inventory accounts. Our invoices post to the PO accrual accounts and the postings to the inventory accounts are po receipts. MM280 shows the inventory account but not the invoice number. Or shows the invoice number to the PO accrual account. What is the best way to get the invoices for the inventory accounts? Read More
Punch Out - Office Supplies
We are in the process of implementing our office supply vendor through Infor Punch Out. We are about 90% implemented but ran into an issue with the desktop delivery piece. Our vendor needs the requester ID/name in order to know where to deliver the supplies, however the Punch Out functionality does not send this through the cXML file. Read More
Worthwhile Reading
Must Have IT Skills You Need to Remain Competitive
Engineers, developers, and IT managers might want to consider training on these skill sets to keep themselves invaluable to their organizations. 
Information Week, June 3, 2019  
How to use Excel as a data visualization tool
Microsoft Excel has more dataviz capabilities than you may realize. Find out how to make your data stand out with charts, PivotTables, sparklines, slicers and more. 
Computerworld, May 30, 2019  
12 ways AI will revolutionize healthcare in the next year
Expectations are high for the impact that artificial intelligence can play in healthcare, but most experts admit that the industry is still early in the process of researching one-off uses for AI in healthcare settings. Still, many predict that many opportunities will soon emerge to take full advantage of advanced computing technologies. 
Information Management, May 13, 2019  
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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