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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
"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire.The other is to get it."
-- George Bernard Shaw
Trending Topics
REST Calls in Infor Process Automation
We are working on a new interface where the vendor provided a REST API. Is it possible to interact with a REST API through an Infor Process Automation? We typically deal with flat files, this is our first project using the REST API. We will basically need to pull some data through the API, do an AGS call to load the data into a PA52 action, and then post some data back through the REST API. Any guidance would be appreciated. Read More
Mapping Excel Add-In for 2 different screens?
I want to update a user field on PO25.4; once the user field is populated and you hit OK, it takes you back to PO25.6 where the function box for that lines auto populates to 'C' and you have to hit change. Is there a way to map duplicate pages in Excel add ins? Read More
Cost Management Old to New
We have situations with Bill Only's where we have new costs loaded in the item master, but because the Proc Date is prior to the effective date of the new costs, the new cost will not be correct. We would prefer to not use the RQ04 cost override option. My thought is to use 2 Lawson agreements with a special RQ01 as a participant in the old one that would only be kept available for a couple weeks or so until the techs work through the older bills & are only processing bills under the new costs. Read More
V11 Inbasket displays for User Actions
On version 11, where are User Action inbasket display files (i.e. HTML, etc.) reside? Are they configured in Infor Rich Client? If so, where? Do they reside on a Landmark drive? if so, where? Read More
Worthwhile Reading
5 tips for thriving in the digital era
Is your CEO ready for the future? IT executives share their advice for leading in the age of digital.
CIO, December 4, 2019
Rethinking IT: Tech Investments that Drive Business Growth
Making the right technology investments can double your growth rate compared to that of your less progressive peers, according to a new report from Accenture.
Information Week, October 3, 2019  
Despite growing risks, most organizations short-change security training, basics
While it’s perfectly understandable that every business has to operate on a specific budget, it’s very odd that, when the money gets tight, IT almost exclusively gets the short end of the stick.
Information Management, July 31, 2019  
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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