May 2020 Minimize
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 difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."
-- Mark Twain
Trending Topics
When will Lawson version 10 no longer be supported?
Hi gurus! Wondering if anyone has clarity on when maintream maintenance, i.e., standard support will go away for Infor v10. Our current contract is till 2022, and I'm wondering how hard we need to think about version 11? Also, I imagine that if there is standard support, there is non-standard support, and I'm curious what is the premium on that? Thanks. Read More
Is the LP199 in anyone's bi-weekly payroll process? Or do you run it as needed outside of payroll? Read More
Dynamically assigning users to useraction
We have a requirement where the user may require to dynamically reassign a pending user action to another user. We are already using the TimeOut functionality to reassign after 3 days but that is also predefined users or tasks. Is there a way a user can be passed as a variable value to a useraction? I was thinking if it would be possible to send the user actor name as the value in reason comments and pass it as a value in next useraction node which will be used to reassign to their selected user rather than the default timeout defined user. Read More
Converting a PA31 applicant to an HR11 employee
Does anyone know if there is any way to automate the process of converting applicant data from PA31 to employee data in HR11? Presently, our applicant data is loaded using PA531 from an external system (SAP) into PA31. Once a final decision to hire is made, the HR staff manually processes a PA52.4 to create the employee record. I'd like to remove as much manual processing from this process as I can, but am discouraged by what I have so far found to be my options for doing so. Read More
Worthwhile Reading
It's Time to Reconsider IT Career Paths
In an ever-changing work environment, organizations are exploring new ways to keep tech experts happy in a non-management role.
Information Week, December 11, 2019
6 tips for renegotiating service contracts
Tight times require a fresh look at existing contracts to see how costs can be curbed or new capabilities can be obtained — but a collaborative ‘win-win’ approach is your best bet.
CIO, April 24, 2020
CIOs prep for the coming IT recession
CIOs say that the coronavirus crisis has proven the value of IT, especially for organizations that were ready with mobile approaches and where the CIOs were tightly connected to other business counterparts.
Insider Pro, April 28, 2020
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John Henley
Decision Analytics