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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
"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand."
-- Frank Herbert
Trending Topics
ACA BN299 Manifest File
I'm in version 10.0.8, and the BN299 manifest file is still not generating the Augmentation Number... anyone else having these issues? We are in the process of upgrading to Version 10.0.10 and when I'm testing, it works in that version. Just curious if we missed a patch for our current version that is obviously programming fix in 10.0.10. Read More
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Long first name
I was wondering how anyone has handled an employees first name that is more than 15 characters on HR11. I know the preferred name is longer, but that feeds into other systems so we want the actual preferred name to be captured in that field.  Wondering how this will impact W2's and 1095's? Will the record be rejected because the name/SSN aren't valid?
Cycle Count Accuracy
We're looking to create a custom report for cycle count accuracy. I know there's an ICACCURACY table but we're wanting to get down into the items themselves. Do historical item counts get stored somewhere? I cant seem to find that table.
ACA - Rehire from 1 process level to another
We have multiple situations this year where we have employees who are terminated in 1 process level, then they are rehired in a different process level as benefit eligible. Their 1095 is going to generate a 1H, 2A not covered not eligible 1095 for the old process level that they weren't even active in. They are obviously getting a 1095 in the process level that they are current receiving benefits in. Is there a way to suppress this without having to put their whole record as No Print on BN99 and recreate the whole thing as a resource on BN95? We have the 1095 records going off of HR History. Does someone do it a different way and get different results?
Worthwhile Reading
How successful IT leaders take charge from day one
CIOs looking to win over their IT departments and business peers need to move quickly. Three CIOs offer tips for how to jump into a new gig and thrive. 
CIO, August 27, 2018  
Career Advice: Make the Most of Mentors
Executives and entrepreneurs offer advice about finding mentors, creating mentor programs, and giving back.
Information Week, January 23, 2019
The hidden costs of outsourcing
Buyer beware: The transactional nature of outsourcing relationships could leave your organization exposed to charges you hadn’t bargained for. Here’s what to watch out for.  
CIO, August 30, 2018   
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Decision Analytics
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