January 2023 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
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
-- Oprah Winfrey
Trending Topics
Upcoming decision on Lawson S3
We are looking to gather some information in regard to how previous or current Lawson S3 customers are approaching the upcoming decision regarding moving forward with Infor Cloudsuite. Are you currently On Prem vs Cloud for existing Lawson users? What are you being told in regard to Infor Cloudsuite and, are you are going to do an RFP evaluation as a result? What Vendors/Solutions are you considering as a replacement for Lawson S3 Financials, supply chain, distribution and HR/Payroll? Read More
401(k) Provider File
Our 401(K) provider, Principal Financial, is requiring us to provide a file weekly with various information like 401(k) deduction, employer match, loan repayments year to date wages and various other static information. I would like to know if there are other Lawson 10 users that may have to provide a similar file to their 401(K) provider and if you are willing to share how you generated this file. Read More
Multi-Step Job Log Location
On a daily basis, someone goes into the Job Schedule, enters the appropriate username, and searches for a multi-step job. At that time, they right click on the job and select View Job to open and copy information from the log. I know where the individual .prt files are stored for each of the 198 steps for this job. I need to know where the job log that is being displayed so I can automate this process. Read More
Vendor short shipment
Here is a scenario I would like to know how others handle it. An inventory item is ordered; vendor does not ship but packing slip shows it was with shipment. Vendor is notified. Vendor issues credit since invoice has been issued and sends replacement. Currently, the process to handle this situation is the PO line is increased to accommodate replacement; receipt is done and then a return is done for the missing item. Does not sound right to me. Comments/Suggestions? Read More
Worthwhile Reading
How IT Leaders Can Survive While Helping Mergers Succeed
Corporate mergers have become a way of life, and maybe no department is more stressed by them than IT.
Information Week, October 11, 2022
24 mistakes that make hiring IT talent harder
From failing to align hiring with business objectives to insisting on brand-name experiences, IT leaders too often put their organizations at a disadvantage in today’s tight talent market.
CIO, October 18. 2022
SEC’s Regulation S-K HCM Disclosure Revisions
On August 26, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“the SEC”) announced its first significant set of investor disclosure requirement revisions in the past 30 years. These revisions require that investor communications such as prospectuses and annual reports include more detailed descriptions of human capital management risks and impacts on the organization.
Human Capital Management Institute, December 2022
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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