December 2021 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
"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
-- Helen Keller
Trending Topics
GHR FTE Question
In S3, we have work assignments that have a 0 FTE such as Substitute Teachers or Extra Duty assignments and do not count toward and employee's benefits. Now that we're moving over to GHR we're finding that FTE is required on every assignment if a payrate is part of a work assignment. We're being told to use .000001 as the FTE on these assignments, but we do have employees with .499999 FTE and if we add an additional assignment using that logic it would put them into benefit eligibility (.5 FTE or above). Read More
BN17.1 Coverage Option Changes
The benefits department would like to delete one of the current health coverage options for 2022 and change descriptions on the other options. What is the best way to handle that? Create a new plan? Read More
New Item Master
I am working with a client to cleanse their item data prior to going live with EDI. Their Item Master is a mess with duplicates, bad MFG info UOMs and contains about 70K of unused items. They are reluctant to make changes because of the associated maintenance of preference cards, labels yadda, yadda, yadda. Someone asked why couldn't they download a copy of the current Item master keep the good active items with the same Lawson item number creating a new Item group. I couldn't answer their question. Anyone have any thoughts?
Business Class Field Override
Is it possible to add three new properties to a Base Business Class field? I need some type of override somewhere, if so, HOW? I would like to add four new properties (Temp, Traveler, Student, Volunteer) to the RelationshipType field below through an override, how do I do that? Read More
Worthwhile Reading
Future-Proofing Your Organization
Prepare your team to stay ahead in the post-pandemic world.
Harvard Business Review, September-October, 2021
Real IT leadership: Selling the transformative dream
It's one thing to cook up a great new initiative, but making it happen requires powers of persuasion, solid partnerships, and access to genuine technical insight.
CIO, August 9, 2021
Dealing with Disgruntled Employees
Disgruntled employees can cause a lot of damage. Here's how to recognize when there's an issue and act before it becomes a problem.
Information Week, July 7, 2021
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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