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Lawson via Web Services


At CUE in April, I got to meet with some folks from Lawson’s technology group who are working on adding web services capabilities to Lawson.  I truly believe this will change the way you work with Lawson some time in the not-so-distant future. Think I’m nuts? 

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Will Lawson Survive the ERP Shakeout?


OK, I’m neither a financial whiz nor a stock prognosticator, so I’m the wrong person to ask! But I’ve been asked for my thoughts on the Peoplesoft, J.D.Edwards, Oracle takeover shakeout.
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Smart Shelves? Radio Wave Lawson?


One of the primary goals for the LawsonGuru Letter is to keep you updated on the latest IT trends, and explain how they affect you as a Lawson client. RFID is one of those "new technologies" that is about to become commonplace.

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Say Goodbye to your "Briefing Book?"


Part of the monthly close in your organization is probably the creation of a "briefing book", or some other type of report package. Over the next couple of years, as the new concept of Business Application Monitoring (or "BAM") takes over, this could change dramatically.

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Testing, 1, 2, 3


Testing is not only vital to the success of a software development project; it’s a vital ingredient for a successful implementation.  Here are some of my thoughts on testing:
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Easy Does It


A few months ago, I wrote about becoming a "process enterprise", which is one of the nine themes in Michael Hammer’s book "The Agenda" (ISBN 0-609-60966-1). (By the way, if you don’t have a copy of this book, you owe it to yourself to get a copy.) This month, I want to talk about another of his themes: becoming "easier to do business with".

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A Quick Primer on EAI


Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) can mean many things.  Integrating various applications can be as simple—and "low-tech"—as direct interfaces between systems in your organization.

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Where Integrity Shops


In the DC area, there used to be a department store whose slogan was “Where Integrity Shops”.  As a kid, I never really understood what that slogan meant.

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Are You Process-Driven?


I’ve been thinking and reading a lot lately about “process”.   Michael Hammer, in his latest book “The Agenda” (ISBN 0-609-60966-1), spells out 9 concepts that companies will need to master in order to survive and thrive.   One of them is to transform your organization into a “process enterprise”.

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