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October 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

"Indecision may or may not be my problem."

-- Jimmy Buffett

Trending Topics


I am trying to understand how the replenishment days filed in IC182 affect the par utilization. Read More

IPA and AP05.3

Anyone have success with IPA and adding distribution records? I have the node setup and the fields all set via SQL. The first record will add just fine; however, the second will error (AGS) with "Distribution Code Already Exists". I know the method is "ADD" and unlike excel upload there is no "ADD then Change". Anyone have a correct method for doing this? Read More

ED40 List Names

Is there some place that has a list of all the List Name options that can be used? i.e. O_VENDOR, I_COMPANY I have a vendor that wants only a two-character country code and was hoping I could setup a ED40 record to convert USA to US in the 850. Read More

Lawson 10.1 PO20.1 Comment Upload

I have recently built an upload for some pretty repetitive POs that I make regularly, and I've ran into an issue. Read More

Worthwhile Reading

How to Sell Your IT Initiatives to Top Management

You've discovered a great way for IT to improve enterprise efficiency or productivity. Now comes the tough part: convincing the key decision-makers to support your idea.

Information Week, June 20, 2023

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Return-to-office mandates rise as worker productivity drops

Bosses are imposing more strict in-office mandates as new data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed productivity has slumped slightly since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Computerworld, August 2, 2023

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6 signs an IT manager is struggling — and how to help

IT middle management is a crucial — and often unsung — rung in your organizational hierarchy. Here’s how to spot an IT manager who may need extra attention to perform at their best.

CIO, September 5, 2023

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John Henley

Decision Analytics

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