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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
"No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up."
-- Lily Tomlin
Trending Topics
Setting up Surgery as an Inventory location
Has anyone set up a department, such as Surgery, Cath Lab etc. as an inventory location? We currently have two inventory locations (warehouse and storeroom). But the thought is to set up Surgery as its own inventory location, to utilize the ordering of items based on par levels. Also to be able to know what is kept on hand as inventory cost at any time. Has anyone set up a Department as an inventory location? If yes, how is it working? Advantages? Downfalls?
941 and voided checks
We recently moved our payroll tax in house and will be using the PR287 to produce our 941 and Schedule B. How do others handle voids in current quarter and previous quarter? Anyone that uses the Lawson prepared forms how do you handle a negative entry on the Schedule B?

Infor Smart Office on Cloudsuite (v11)?
Is Smart Office compatible with Cloudsuite? If Smart Office is no longer compatible, what Infor component is slated to replace Smart Office? 

Automate Payroll Processing
I have a request to automate Payroll Processing because we have 11 affiliates and it takes time to run all of the jobs. The kicker is they still want separate output for each affiliate and do not want it ran in bulk - plus the output in PDF form. I have some thoughts on how to do this but wanted to see if anyone had a template that they use or have some experience with this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Worthwhile Reading
Winning Board Presentations for CIOs
Whether you've had a security breach, need to provide a status update on digital transformation, or need funding for a new project, here are some dos and don'ts on how CIOs can successfully present to the organization's board of directors.
Information Week, October 25, 2018  
How to Develop a Data-Savvy HR Department
To create an analytical culture in your organization, you need to nurture the right mindset among your employees. 
Harvard Business Review, October 2018 
7 habits of highly effective digital leaders
Successful digital transformation requires strong leadership. Here’s how to helm your company’s digital journey through considerable organizational change. 
CIO, August 20, 2018  
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Decision Analytics
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