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December 2023

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

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold."

-- Aristotle

Trending Topics

Division of Responsibilities

We've had some personnel changes recently in our company, so we're thinking now may be a good time to review how some payroll-related tasks are currently split between Payroll and HR. Currently HR staff creates new Pay Codes in Lawson, along with Position and Job Codes. Additionally, HR creates Pay Codes in the Time and Attendance application. Is it typical for HR to create Pay Codes in Lawson? Or in T&A applications?

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BN11.1 Postal Code Tables

Recently we set up a new health plan utilizing the postal code table (the plan has an employee group and a postal code table attached to it under the Eligible tab). When I go to the BN31.2 (Employee Benefit Entry) employees whose zip is not attached to the postal code table are showing as eligible. We have never used the postal table before. Am I missing a step somewhere? Read More

HIBC Fields

Is there a field to enter HIBC in Lawson? I see we have a GTIN field but I don't see a HIBC field. It there is no HIBC field what is everyone else using to enter that code? Please let me know since we would like to enter that code in Lawson. Read More

Spousal Life coverage reduction

Just set up a new Spousal plan (under Plan Type DL) for a flat amount and using an coverage reduction table based on age. The BN18.8 (Salary Age Service) is set for the age of the employee. When I add the benefit to an employee it is calculating the coverage reduction % based on the Spouse's age not the employee's age.  Not sure where to go from here. Read More

Worthwhile Reading

The Ever-Present Pain of System Migrations

After all these years, sites still struggle with system migrations. Why?

Information Week, July 14, 2023

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How to select sustainability management software

For organizations serious about meeting environmental, social, and governance goals, sustainability management tools can collect relevant data, analyze it, and provide actionable insights.

Computerworld, August 28, 2023

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CIO at a crossroads: Evolve or become a dead-end job

Has the CIO title run its course or is the role more relevant than ever before? It all depends on whether you have what it takes to be a next-generation IT leader.

CIO, October 11, 2023

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John Henley

Decision Analytics

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