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April 2024

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

"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."

-- Mark Twain

Trending Topics


We had a person new to Lawson and Infor go to Infor CloudSuite Administration training. That person came back with ION is replacing IPA. Is that true? Read More

Life Age Reduction on benefits plans

For our optional life we have an age-based coverage reduction. The reduction calculates on the Current date (employee's DOB). Benefits would like to have the premium amount change at the beginning of the following year (01/01) instead of the time of the coverage reduction. Is there a way to do that? Read More

IPA Executing Job

New to the IPA world and was wondering, can an IPA execute a Job that is setup currently in jobdef? If yes, how do you do this? Read More

Cobol calling Shell Script

Has anyone created or modified a Lawson Cobol program to call a UNIX Shell script, and if so, can you share how you accomplished this? Read More

Worthwhile Reading

Becoming a Disruptive IT Leader Without Alienating Staff and Colleagues

Everybody loves tech visionaries, at least until they begin launching impossible strategies and making absurd demands. That’s why it’s important to know that even disruption has limitations.

Information Week, December 12, 2023

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8 data strategy mistakes to avoid

Achieving data-driven success is challenging enough without the following common strategic and tactical missteps and misjudgments that can derail data operations and outcomes.

CIO, January 24, 2024

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How — and why — to upskill your employees

Expanding your workers’ tech skills increases their engagement and performance while boosting the company’s innovation and competitiveness.

Computerworld, February 6, 2024

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John Henley

Decision Analytics

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