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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
"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
-- A.A. Milne
Trending Topics
GHR Turnover Reporting
We're trying to include the Prior and New Relationship to Organization and Work Type (or FTE) on our transfer report that shows work assignment changes. Has anyone else done this and how have you captured this data? It seems fairly elementary to our leadership but these fields are not populated in the Turnover tables so our reporting team is struggling to find the corresponding field and include it on the report. Read More
Changing Item Purchasing Class
If we have an item master item that does not have purchasing class assigned and the item has been used previously, we encounter issues if we then add a purchasing class. Read More
Infor System Console
Anyone using Infor System Console? What do you like/dislike? We are interested in the alerts feature and system performance monitoring. Are there any other benefits you're utilizing? Read More
M3 Orders linked to Production proposal
We are having an issue where some customer orders are creating LINKED mfg proposals when MRP is run. Only occurring on a few customers and not all their orders are affected. We have never used this functionality as we ship production randomly across many orders. Shipping is not able to allocate inventory as it is ''locked'' to one specific order.  I can't find a setting to control this. Since it is random, is it possible one of the order entry folks is doing something wrong. Affected orders are showing a field ''Reference order category'' flagged with a 1, while unaffected orders do not show that field at all. Read More
Worthwhile Reading
How to Negotiate a Job Offer
Compensation is one thing, but CIOs and soon-to-be CIOs should leverage their job offer position by putting their values on the table and setting themselves up for success before they sign.
CIO, October 23, 2020
Remote Reshapes the Future of Work
CIOs will focus on enabling richer remote work experiences in 2021, and virtual offices could be a part of that picture.
Information Week, January 13, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion Make IT Stronger
In a year fraught with challenges and a spotlight on racial injustice, D&I has become a critical element for employee retention and engagement — and business success.
Computerworld, December 21, 2020
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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