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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
"I am not young enough to know everything."
-- Oscar Wilde
Trending Topics
PO10.2 Order Days
Does anyone know if we utilize the orders days option in po10.2 does it work for inventory AND non-stock po's? Would Lawson create multiple po's or merge them into one? Example, we order MWF from a vendor...req #1 is generated on Tuesday and not processed. Req # 2 is process Wed morning before the po run. Is Lawson going to generate 2 po's or 1? Read More
Android Devices
We have a combination of TC51 and TC52 devices in our health system. The issue we are having is the device button themselves being very close to the Infor application buttons on the screen. The user will want to click the next or previous button to go the next time on the screen but will accidently click the device button on the handheld. This closes down the par count screen and they will lose all of the work. Does anyone know of a device setting that can be changed or selected so if they accidently hit the device button it won't close out the par screen. Read More
Evaluation of run time in QUEUEDJOB table
For use within SQL queries, how do folks evaluate the total run time of jobs in the QUEUEDJOB table, since the STARTTIME & STOPTIME fields are formatted as (decimal(6,0),not null), instead of date/time format? We are trying to write a query to identify "long-running" jobs, in the active job queue by comparing the STARTTIME to GETDATE() time stamp, but not sure how to convert the STARTDATE formatting in order to be able to successfully compare the two. Read More
RW Reports and Account Groups
I just added several new accounts to our GL. We have a large selection of reports in RW and a lot of them use Account Groups. I have three Account Groups that might need these new accounts included, but I can't tell what reports are using them in order to see the purpose for the grouping. What I was hoping to find was a report that would list all of the report names that use each of these account groups. Read More
Worthwhile Reading
The Cost of a Ransomware Attack, Part 2: Response & Recovery
The costs of downtime, response, recovery, reputational damage, and more may make a little ransom payout to cyber attackers look like pocket change. Part 2 of 2.
Information Week, December 1, 2021
How Midsize Firms Can Attract — and Retain — Talent Right Now
Midsize companies have weaknesses when it comes to addressing the talent issues they face — but they also have critical strengths. The authors present three steps leaders can take to leverage those strengths and prevail in the toughest talent market in memory.
Harvard Business Review, December 2021
28 power user tips for Microsoft Teams
Take collaboration to the next level with these Teams tips and tricks.
Computerworld, March 10, 2022
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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