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LawsonGuru Letter
March 2018
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 you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty."
-- Norm Crosby
In This Issue
LP Absence Management
I am exploring the possibility of using LP to incorporate the sick leave requirements incorporated by the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. Essentially, we will be required to accrue sick leave for any employee who works more than 12 hours a week; earning one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Has anyone attempted to implement a sick plan such as this ~ we currently use cycle based accruals but it appears this may be a candidate for hours based accrual... Any information would greatly be appreciated. Read more
Ready for a Change?
Kinder Morgan is looking for a Sr. Application Developer Analyst in Houston, TX Read More...
Surgery Perpetual Inventory
Since we have been on Lawson our Surgery department has not been on a perpetual inventory. Once we inquired Cerner as our ERM system, we purchased the interface which Lawson would send the item file to Cerner and Cerner would send usage back to decrement inventory in Lawson. We have set up a SURG location in IC12 of items that are going to Cerner, this list of items include consignment items, bill only items and supplies which totals to over 3,000 items. We were wondering if any other hospital has gone through a transition like this and could provide some feed back. If you could let us know what went really well or what struggles you ran into, we would greatly appreciate it. Even if your hospital doesn't have the Cerner system but you do have your surgery department on a perpetual inventory, we would like to hear your feed back as well. Read more
Benchmarking jobs' execution time
I want to be able to graph the execution times of jobs/batch programs. Is there a data source I can use for this besides getting every users print manager history? Read more
Cash Reconciliation
We are having trouble reconciling a CB bank account to GL. We have verified that all transactions are present in the bank account, CB and GL. Also, we verified that our beginning balance matches the ending balance from 12/31/17. We have run out of places to look. Any thoughts/tips/tricks are appreciated. Read more
Worthwhile Reading
The 8 most common IT training mistakes
Poor training can sink a technical implementation, derail a digital transformation or leave you scrambling to fill gaps when employees leave. Here's how to structure you training practices for practical success.
CIO, January 23, 2018
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Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
Information Week, December 5, 2017
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Using data to drive a smarter way to faster insights
Growing expectation around getting more business value from data in a cost-effective manner is driving change across industries. As organizations collect data of increasing volume and variety, teams of data management analysts and data scientists are also formed to put this data to good use.
Information Management, December 1, 2018
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Thanks for your continued support of the LawsonGuru Letter and


John Henley
Decision Analytics