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Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
Does anyone else think that when you install a Lawson application, install locations should be remembered for future installs?
It’s an interesting dilemma. A Lawson client asked me why they should continue to use Lawson for their HR software. While they use for Lawson for Financials, they really don’t utilize much of the HR suite:
A very detailed technical article was just published on the InfoQ.com website,http://www.infoq.com/articles/lawson-casestudy. For Lawson’s S3 clients, there are hints of things to come… Read more of this post
Even though I didn’t attend Lawson CUE this year in San Diego, I did receive my usual eyewitness reports. I also viewed the video feeds of keynotes and listened in on the executive/analyst briefings. And, naturally, I do have my opinions.
It’s a question I get periodically. What are the languages (i.e. Spanish, German, French etc) that Lawson supports? How does it work? For the clients who are (or perhaps are just considering) expanding internationally, one of the basic requirements is that their ERP package support it. Oftentimes, however, this is an afterthought. Only after the big expansion plans have been unveiled does it fall to the IT infrastructure to implement and support it. So, here’s a quick overview of how Lawson supports (and in some ways, doesn’t support) multiple languages, known in the industry as “ERP Localization”. Read more of this post
Some thoughts as we start 2004:
Does Lawson have a problem with software quality? Of course—it’s the nature of the business. Is it a crisis?
I enjoyed meeting with many of you (including some, ahem, who didn’t yet know about the LawsonGuru Letter, or those of you who were perhaps afraid to admit it!). I’m hoping that by next year’s CUE, perhaps Lawson will give me a press pass, and I can get a seat in the front row!
Whether you attended or not, here are my observations-some good, some not so good–on what I took back from CUE:
This past month, I attended one of the numerous Lawson "Upgrade Road Shows" being presented to the various user groups. If you’re a Unix or Windows NT/2000 client still running v7.2.x applications, you no doubt know by now that Lawson’s support for these applications will end on May 31, 2004.
In the coming months, Microsoft will be releasing some tools for implementing Six Sigma methodologies in your workgroups and enterprise. There are some niche Six Sigma software offerings, but with Microsoft targeting it, you had better believe that Six Sigma will “go mainstream”. They’ve done it before, with OLAP, and chances are that Microsoft will do it again with Six Sigma.