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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
“Your future depends on what you do today.” -- Mahatma Gandhi
Trending Topics
Lawson PO Numbers
Hi, I am a new user and have a question. Has anyone had issues with vendors that read a PO as 11111-0-BILL = with the "-0-"? We use GHX and for some reason when we change an EDI order to email it transmits the "-0-" and was just wondering if there is a way around it. Read More
Anyone using PR124 for RROP calc?
Is anyone out there currently using PR124 to calculate regular rate of pay in CA? If so, are you including OT earnings in your calculations? Would be interested in hearing more about your PR20.3 setup. Read More
Infor Process Designer (IPD) Installation
We are moving from Lawson 10 to Infor Cloudsuite. In the past when Landmark changes, we had to install a new version. I heard that a new version will be loaded. I remember Rich Client worked that way. Is that correct? In the past, I had to install Strawberry Perl. Is that still the case? Read More
Automatically stopping benefits
It's been about 10 years since I had my hands in benefits administration in Lawson and I'm drawing a blank. I'm working with a Lawson client who is loading annual benefits enrollments. They have employees being added to a new EL plan 7/1/2023, but they system is not automatically ending their previous EL enrollment as of 6/30/2023 as I would expect. For the life of me, I can't remember where it's set up to say an employee can only be enrolled in one EL plan. Read More
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How to use Excel formulas and functions
Formulas are powerful tools for performing calculations and analyzing data in Excel. In this beginner’s guide, you’ll learn how to use formulas and explore some popular built-in functions.
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12 reasons good employees leave — and how to prevent it
Talent is your biggest asset, and while you'll never eliminate employee turnover, the following strategies can help you keep your best.
CIO, May 25, 2023
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Decision Analytics
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