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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
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
-- Henry Ford
Trending Topics
IC / GL Discrepancies
My Finance dept. sent me a GL241 report showing that Inventory items are being issued to different accounts in some Accounts (departments). So, I checked IC11 and the issuing account is correct. Then I checked IC12 and GL category is correct and looked at IC04.1 and Issue Account matches. Is there anywhere else I need to check to ensure my stock items are going to the correct issue account? Any help would be great. Read More
Got Crystal Reports?
Part of the foundation of Lawson Business Intelligence (LBI) / Lawson Reporting Services, Crystal Reports was and continues to be a leading choice for reporting from Lawson and other data sources. Whether you're new to Crystal or just want a refresher, Crystal Reports expert (and fellow independent consultant) Ken Hamady is now offering his introductory course materials for free.
Terminating a flow after a certain amount of time
We have a flow that looks for a file and then does various things to it. We need to figure out a way to stop the flow/work unit created if it is unsuccessful after 4 days. Is there a way to do this in either the flow or the schedule? I haven't been able to find something that will work. Thanks for your help! Read More
User Provisioning Automation: ISS Scheduled Sync?
I am working on automating our User Provisioning process. I have an IPA that creates the actor, assigns the roles, creates the SSOP identity, adds the SSOP Identity to the Actor, Links the Actor to the Employee/Candidate Agents, and Creates the Actor Contexts/UserProfile in Landmark. Once this is done the SSOP is created in Landmark, but the user can't access the system. It isn't until I run the ISS sync and that SSOP identity is pushed to ISS that the user has access. What are my options here? Read More
Lump Sum Payments
Does anyone issue lump sum payments to employees who are over their maximum pay range in lieu of a salary increase which would push them even more above their max pay range? If you do, do you have anything on the employee record indicating that they received a lump sum payment? Salary changes are a personnel action, so you can see when they were issued with the effective date. Lump sum payments were uploaded via add-ins by payroll, so we can't immediately tell if someone received a lump sum. We'd have to look back at their checks or refer to the spreadsheet. Read More
Worthwhile Reading
How CDOs Can Build Insight-Driven Organizations
Chief data officers must focus on listening to their peers in the business, delivering iterative value, and promoting their successes.
Information Week, January 15, 2021
What’s Ahead for HR Technology in 2021
Focus on remote work, workforce management and employee mental health
SHRM, January 5, 2021
7 management books every CIO must read
Keeping pace with evolving management concepts and practices is as important as monitoring the latest IT trends. These seven books will ensure that your business management skills keep pace with your IT knowledge.
CIO, April 1, 2021
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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