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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
“In the Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
-- Margaret Atwood
Trending Topics
PO10.2 Vendor Order Day
I'm part of a large national system and trying to control an order day for 1 specific vendor for our region of 10 acute facilities. Our normal standard is no unique vendor order days, but I thought I could manipulate this with the purchase from. Each facility has a unique purchase from. We flipped the flag to Wednesday "Y" in po10.2 but the inventory orders are not being held and release on other days. Any ideas of what I'm missing? Could PO10.1 override PO10.2?  Read More
We currently run our IC234 at midnight of Month End and it was pointed out to me by one of our Supply Chain Directors that there are items that are inactive showing up with ITL-SOH value. In researching I found this true and cannot find anywhere an actual SOH Value and some of these items have been inactive for quite some time. Has anyone else run into this issue or know where the report may be pulling these values from? Thank you. Read More
Rich Client - Increasing Heap Size to Improve Performance
Our users are experiencing very slow APIA performance in Lawson v10 on-prem Rich Client (RC version User desktops have 16GB RAM. In local "richclient.lawspec" files, we changed "jreArgs" argument from "-Xmx636m" to "-Xmx1024m" to bump max heap size to 1GB. THIS RESULTED IN NOTICEABLE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT for Rich Client APIA users. We understand the heap size can be increased further, up to 4GB. However, when we increase -Xmx above 1024 (ex: to 2048 or 4096), RICH CLIENT FAILS TO LAUNCH. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Read More
Ctrl-Shift-K stops working
Does anyone know why the "clear form from the field you are in down the rest of the screen" (Ctrl-Shift-K) stops working? How do you fix it? Or why, it works on some PCs but no others?? Read More
Worthwhile Reading
What It Takes to Succeed as a CIO Today
Three top tech recruiters weigh in on the value creation mindset and strategic acumen necessary to thrive in what’s become the next toughest job after the CEO role.
CIO, January 5, 2023
Is the IT Strategic Plan Working for Your Organization?
An IT strategic plan is supposed to give management and staff a framework for what they are doing over the next three to five years -- but does it?
Information Week, September 28. 2022
Don’t let buzzwords drive your cloud architecture
Many enterprises follow the crowd and choose as many hyped concepts as possible. Don't do it. Work from the requirements to the solution, not the other way around.
Infoworld, February 24, 2023
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Decision Analytics
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