November 2017 Minimize
LawsonGuru Letter
November 2017
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
"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper."
-- Jerry Seinfeld
In This Issue
Deliver LBI report in Smart Note
Hello, is it possible to deliver LBI reports in a designated format (e.g. Excel, PDF) as an attachment in a Smart Note? The goal of this would be to eliminate a step where certain staff are tasked with running an LBI report, exporting, saving, and emailing to other customers within the organization that do not have LBI security access. Just wondering if Smart Notes have this type of functionality? Read more
Ready for a Change?
Valley Health Systems is looking for a Sr. Business System Analyst Read More...
Company HSA deduction
We have recently setup new health plans paired with HSA and paired with a HRA. Both plans have a employer contribution piece. We intend on processing the employer deduction for the HSA Jan 1 and July 1 each year. We will process the HRA employer deduction on Jan 1. We setup separate plans for the employer contribution pieces of the HSA and HRA. We also put the deduction codes on different frequency table so we can process these only on the select times. We are using version 10 of Lawson and when we run the test to pay the employer piece, we are having to create a mock time record(zero pay/tracking only) for the deduction to process. Has anyone else come across this and have a solution beyond creating a new time record?  Read more
PO529 and MA531
We are looking into creating a automated process using PO529 and MA531. Does anyone know if there's a way to schedule the PO529? We want to schedule but have the early delivery date update to the prior date when it is run. Infor tech says it's not possible. I was curious if anyone uses this job for daily maintenance since it apparently has to be manually run each day. Read more
Construct Pricing / Build
Does anyone have a process as to how they build construct items in Lawson? We just started using them and my fear is that we are going to lose all of the component usage if we build the construct as an item number. Read more
Worthwhile Reading
How to Counter Executive Objections to New Ideas
Innovation problems happen when companies train employees to fight failure at all costs, and then they wonder why team members aren't coming up with new ideas.
Baseline Magazine, October 5, 2017
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Seven Steps to IT Transformation
It's time for an IT overhaul, one that can support an organization's move through digital transformation.
Information Week, September 25, 2017
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Smarter use of analytics offers top competitive advantage
Data and analytics are the new source of competitive advantage, but how do executives know the best analytics tools to invest in and how to apply data insights to business decisions? That's the focus of the new book from John K. Thompson and Shawn P. Rogers, "Analytics: How to Win With Intelligence."
Information Management, July 21, 2017
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Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and


John Henley
Decision Analytics