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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
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trending Topics
Service Contract Process
Might you share the process to issue a Service Contract to a vendor? Do orders originate in Requisition Center and if so, can you describe the hand off from the Contract Manager to the end user department? When the PO20 is issued to the vendor, is the countersigned contract attached to the PO20 or does the countersigned contract get to the vendor in another way? Do you have a mechanism to include attachments to a Purchase Order? Read More
Recovering an S3 Job With IPA
I created an IPA that monitors for specific system account jobs and attempts to recover them if they go into recovery. It seems to work fine in our Test environment, but in Prod I receive a "Security Violation". To recover the job, I am using a System Command node with the jqaction -R <jobNumber> command. The System Command node runs as user lawson. Read More
Best Practices for Storing Customer Account Numbers
We currently store our vendor's customer's numbers in our purchase forms via AP10.2/PO10.2 but encountering issues where the PO is splitting if the purchase from differs on a rec with multiple lines. We are storing that account information for the buyers in our organization, but wondering if there is a better way to store the numbers within Infor. It's purely informationally and for us, seemingly does not drive anything but it does cause issues in generating the PO. Read More
Font size on reports
We're migrating from AIX (Lawson v10. to Windows (Lawson v10. and the report output, specifically PO134 and WH130, does not look right. Courier 7 is the only size that fits without running off the page but it's so hard to read and the line spacing and left margin is different. Any suggestions on how to increase readability without data running off the page?
Worthwhile Reading
How to Downsize IT With Minimal Damage
Facing a sagging economy, many enterprises are downsizing their operations. This leaves IT leaders with the task of shrinking their departments without sacrificing performance or security.
Information Week, March 22, 2023
IT staffers would help colleagues avoid monitoring software
IT workers say they’re uncomfortable deploying productivity monitoring software and would think twice about working for a company that snoops on its employees.
Computerworld, April 24, 2023
6 barriers to becoming a data-driven company
Companies that embrace data-driven approaches stand to perform much better than those that don’t, yet they’re still in the minority. What’s standing in the way?
CIO, May 17, 2023
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Decision Analytics
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