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June 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

"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade--make pink lemonade. Be unique."

-- Wanda Sykes

Trending Topics

Using MFA for Lawson S3 Access

Does anyone use Multi Factor Authentication when users are accessing S3 Portal from the internet/DMZ? I have not been able to find any useful content on this issue, but I assume there are folks that there are some folks out there somewhere that utilize MFA for S3. Read More

Executing IPA from PR160

We're facing a situation where we need to update the PR160 PMTOUT file. However, I prefer not to customize the PR160. Instead, I'd like to execute the IPA after PR160 completes successfully. Is there a way to trigger an IPA from within PR160? How do I execute the IPA from batch program. Read More

Archiving an entire system

Our organization was acquired by a much larger company which is moving us onto their systems. We are on Lawson with HR Suite, Financials, and Procurement / Inventory / MSCM. The new company has their own Lawson system onto which we will be moving, we are expecting to move to their accounting system, and we have already moved onto their HR system. Our existing Lawson system is remotely hosted.

What can we do to retain meaningful access to our data for historical retention requirements, auditing, and such things? Just saving the tables is not much of a help because so much of the data is relational, making it complicated at best and impossible at worst to generate information that might be requested. If we were hosted 'in-house' we could just keep the server around and fire it up for any future needs, but we don't have the server. There would be no need for support or upgrades, just the ability to access the data which would be much better via Lawson's reports and screens than a plethora of tables. Read More

PO Matched Dollars and Matched Quantity

Can anyone share the Lawson calculation to determine Purchase Order Matched Dollars and Matched Quantity? Read More

Worthwhile Reading

What most CIOs get wrong about strategic IT plans

Calling a plan ‘strategic’ doesn’t make it so. Instead, zero in on the purpose of each layer of your plan to build more effective vision, mission, and focus.

CIO, May 14, 2024

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The hidden high cost of return-to-office mandates

If you force employees to commute and work in an office every day, you can expect to lose your best employees.

Computerworld, February 19, 2024

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When the Cloud is the Problem, Not the Answer

Taking cloud costs into consideration, more businesses today are adopting a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy to leverage the benefits of different deployment models for different parts of their applications.

Information Week, January 29, 2024

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Decision Analytics

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