TNLUG

News and Upcoming Events 

               


 

 

 

 

  Future meetings and events:

  • February 23rd, 2015 TNLUG - AT HCA - See Below!
  • May 17th-19th, 2015 - Southeast Lawson User Group meeting - Grand Hyatt Tampa, Florida
  • November  2015 - TNLUG meeting   

 

 

 

 

             

Join us for the 2015 Winter TNLUG meeting

February 23rd, 2015

 

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at HCA

(address provided below)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

In this February user group installment, we are excited to have Darci Snyder on site to discuss Infor Xi and Infor's recommended path for customers.

 

Other sessions will include:

  • Functional differences in Lawson version 10
  • An IT approach to Lawson version 10
  • Keys to a successful implementation

 

As always, there will be plenty of time mingle with other users, sharing experiences and creating connections that you can take back to work with you. It's always refreshing to talk to someone outside of your organization that can communicate in the "Lawson language".

 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

 

HCA is located at 2501 Park Place, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

 

 

Sponsored by
                        
                                                TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2011
                                                  DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATE OFFICE
                                        100 Mission Ridge
                                            Goodlettsville, TN 37072
VIP Sponsors
Central Standard Time
 8:30 am Check-in and Vendor Showcase
Breakfast provided by our VIP Sponsors
 9:00 am Welcome by Janet Womble, TNLUG President
Introduce 2012 TNLUG Board Members nomination
Introduce Jason as President
Logo announcement
 Vote on Board Members
Thank the 2010/2011 Board Members
Introduce Vendors
Introduce attendees
9:45 am Lawson Global User Group update by Dave Deprimo, Lawson Global User Group
10:00 am Lawson Global Update and CUE preview by Toni Kennedy, Lawson Software
10:15 am Break and Vendor Showcase
10:30 am General Session #1: Avaap Test Automation - Would you like to automate your Lawson
system testing? Presented by Avaap
Avaap Test Automation is the latest innovative solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the painful and time consuming Lawson system testing process.  By automating your manual testing routines you can significantly compress testing cycle time freeing up valuable employee resources.  Additional benefits include the ability to:
Establish standardized, documented and repeatable Lawson test scripts
Reduce human errors often associated with regression testing
Increase visibility of test results through on line reports to help facilitate troubleshooting and satisfy audit
Generate significant return on investment (ROI)
11:15 am Break
11:20 am General Session #2:  Getting started with Lawson ViewPoint for LBI
Learn about Lawson’s new application: Lawson ViewPoint for Lawson Business Intelligence.  Learn how to use it to analyze your BI Cubes in Microsoft Analysis Services.
12:05 pm Lunch Provided by Avaap
Vendor Showcase
Vendor Giveaways
12:20 pm Optional Lunch and Learn Session (30 Minutes): Avaap AttachIt – Would you like to simply 
upload and attach documents to your Lawson transactions?  It’s as easy as attaching a file to an email.
AttachIt is another innovative turnkey solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the document attachment process by easily uploading documents or scanned images directly to Lawson in 3 easy steps: Click – Browse - Attach.  Capture all of your supporting transaction documentation without the need for costly and complex third party imaging solutions.
AttachIt Features:
An extremely simple yet flexible user interface 
Built on the Lawson platform so need for additional hardware 
Protects attachments from unauthorized access by enforcing Lawson security
Unlimited attachments can be viewed via standard Lawson Drill Around, directly on Lawson forms and via Self Service
1:00 pm Break out session #1: 
Technical: Lawson Reporting and Business Intelligence Tools Overview(by Rich Bendickson of Dashboard Gear): This session will cover all of the tools in the Lawson BI toolset and discuss the appropriate uses and common errors when working with each of the applications.  The session will also cover some of the best practices you can use to make your BI initiative a success.
Financial/Procurement: Project Accounting/Activities Mgmt – Real Business Issues Solved!  
Come hear how Project Acct./Activities Mgmt/Grants Mgmt was used to handle complex reporting requirements for other Lawson customers. Many Lawson customers own this application but are barely using it, if at all. A former Finance Mgr turned consultant that has been in your shoes, discusses how to leverage your investment in Activities Mgmt. This will include information on tracking Special Projects, Capitalizations, Grants Mgmt, Foundations, Billing and Revenue Recognition and more. This presentation will provide a high level overview of ways that you can get far more out of something you already own and are paying maintenance on it. Why not start getting a greater return on your investment??? 
  
HR/PR: Extend Lawson Employee Self-Service with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™
Leverage Lawson Employee Self-Service (ESS) and learn how your company can experience improved employee satisfaction when using ESS together with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™ for IRS Compliant Electronic W-2s and other Employee Documents such as enhanced pay stubs, total compensation and benefit statements. MHC Software will present how its Document Self-Service complies with specific IRS regulations and allows organizations to save time and money by delivering W-2s electronically.  MHC Software will also demonstrate how this solution can be used for other employee specific documents to eliminate the costs associated with printing and distributing these documents.  MHC also offers Turbo Tax integration which allows organizations to securely transmit W-2 data for consenting employees to Turbo Tax for automatic download.  This MHC Software offering has a measurable and quick return on investment.
Presented by Jenny Matson, MHC Software, Inc.
2:00 pm Break and Vendor Showcase
2:15 pm Break out Session #2
Technical: IT Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
Financial/Procurement: Finance Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the Financials/procurement round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
HR/PR: HR/PR Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
3:15 pm Announce the New TNLUG Logo
3:20pm TNLUG Giveaways  
4:00 pm End of Meeting 
4:00 pm New 2012 Board Members meet with Jason
Dollar General Corporation is located 20 minutes north of downtown Nashville.  
From the Nashville International Airport (BNA) or other locations south, east, or west of Nashville:
(From the Nashville International Airport take I-40 West toward Nashville to I-65 North)
In Nashville, take I-65 North to Exit 95, which is Vietnam Veterans Blvd. For overnight accommodations in Hendersonville, continue on Vietnam Veterans Blvd. until you get to your hotel’s exit.
To get to Dollar General, take Exit 1 from Vietnam Veterans Blvd., which is Conference Drive. 
Turn left on Conference Drive. 
Go 0.3 of a mile and turn left at the first traffic light to go to Dollar General Headquarters.  For overnight accommodations in Goodlettsville continue on Conference Drive for one mile until you reach Long Hollow Pike.    
From locations north of Goodlettsville:
Take I-65 South to Exit 97, which is Long Hollow Pike.  Turn left onto Long Hollow Pike.
Go to the Exxon station and turn right onto Conference Drive.
Go 1.1 miles and turn right at the traffic light.  
Once you turn off of Conference Drive at the Dollar General entrance, follow the yellow “event parking” signs. Turn right at the stop sign and enter the parking garage.  Please park on the P1 or P2 level of the parking garage and enter at the Level 2 (P2) elevator lobby between 8:15 and 9:00, as the other elevator lobbies are secured and will be unattended.  If you arrive after the meeting has started, walk around to the front entrance of the building and the security officer will let you in.  
Hotel Information
Courtyard by Marriott - Goodlettsville
865 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Holiday Inn Express - Goodlettsville
120 Cartwright Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
 
Sponsored by
                        
                                                TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2011
                                                  DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATE OFFICE
                                        100 Mission Ridge
                                            Goodlettsville, TN 37072
VIP Sponsors
Central Standard Time
 8:30 am Check-in and Vendor Showcase
Breakfast provided by our VIP Sponsors
 9:00 am Welcome by Janet Womble, TNLUG President
Introduce 2012 TNLUG Board Members nomination
Introduce Jason as President
Logo announcement
 Vote on Board Members
Thank the 2010/2011 Board Members
Introduce Vendors
Introduce attendees
9:45 am Lawson Global User Group update by Dave Deprimo, Lawson Global User Group
10:00 am Lawson Global Update and CUE preview by Toni Kennedy, Lawson Software
10:15 am Break and Vendor Showcase
10:30 am General Session #1: Avaap Test Automation - Would you like to automate your Lawson
system testing? Presented by Avaap
Avaap Test Automation is the latest innovative solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the painful and time consuming Lawson system testing process.  By automating your manual testing routines you can significantly compress testing cycle time freeing up valuable employee resources.  Additional benefits include the ability to:
Establish standardized, documented and repeatable Lawson test scripts
Reduce human errors often associated with regression testing
Increase visibility of test results through on line reports to help facilitate troubleshooting and satisfy audit
Generate significant return on investment (ROI)
11:15 am Break
11:20 am General Session #2:  Getting started with Lawson ViewPoint for LBI
Learn about Lawson’s new application: Lawson ViewPoint for Lawson Business Intelligence.  Learn how to use it to analyze your BI Cubes in Microsoft Analysis Services.
12:05 pm Lunch Provided by Avaap
Vendor Showcase
Vendor Giveaways
12:20 pm Optional Lunch and Learn Session (30 Minutes): Avaap AttachIt – Would you like to simply 
upload and attach documents to your Lawson transactions?  It’s as easy as attaching a file to an email.
AttachIt is another innovative turnkey solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the document attachment process by easily uploading documents or scanned images directly to Lawson in 3 easy steps: Click – Browse - Attach.  Capture all of your supporting transaction documentation without the need for costly and complex third party imaging solutions.
AttachIt Features:
An extremely simple yet flexible user interface 
Built on the Lawson platform so need for additional hardware 
Protects attachments from unauthorized access by enforcing Lawson security
Unlimited attachments can be viewed via standard Lawson Drill Around, directly on Lawson forms and via Self Service
1:00 pm Break out session #1: 
Technical: Lawson Reporting and Business Intelligence Tools Overview(by Rich Bendickson of Dashboard Gear): This session will cover all of the tools in the Lawson BI toolset and discuss the appropriate uses and common errors when working with each of the applications.  The session will also cover some of the best practices you can use to make your BI initiative a success.
Financial/Procurement: Project Accounting/Activities Mgmt – Real Business Issues Solved!  
Come hear how Project Acct./Activities Mgmt/Grants Mgmt was used to handle complex reporting requirements for other Lawson customers. Many Lawson customers own this application but are barely using it, if at all. A former Finance Mgr turned consultant that has been in your shoes, discusses how to leverage your investment in Activities Mgmt. This will include information on tracking Special Projects, Capitalizations, Grants Mgmt, Foundations, Billing and Revenue Recognition and more. This presentation will provide a high level overview of ways that you can get far more out of something you already own and are paying maintenance on it. Why not start getting a greater return on your investment??? 
  
HR/PR: Extend Lawson Employee Self-Service with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™
Leverage Lawson Employee Self-Service (ESS) and learn how your company can experience improved employee satisfaction when using ESS together with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™ for IRS Compliant Electronic W-2s and other Employee Documents such as enhanced pay stubs, total compensation and benefit statements. MHC Software will present how its Document Self-Service complies with specific IRS regulations and allows organizations to save time and money by delivering W-2s electronically.  MHC Software will also demonstrate how this solution can be used for other employee specific documents to eliminate the costs associated with printing and distributing these documents.  MHC also offers Turbo Tax integration which allows organizations to securely transmit W-2 data for consenting employees to Turbo Tax for automatic download.  This MHC Software offering has a measurable and quick return on investment.
Presented by Jenny Matson, MHC Software, Inc.
2:00 pm Break and Vendor Showcase
2:15 pm Break out Session #2
Technical: IT Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
Financial/Procurement: Finance Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the Financials/procurement round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
HR/PR: HR/PR Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
3:15 pm Announce the New TNLUG Logo
3:20pm TNLUG Giveaways  
4:00 pm End of Meeting 
4:00 pm New 2012 Board Members meet with Jason
Dollar General Corporation is located 20 minutes north of downtown Nashville.  
From the Nashville International Airport (BNA) or other locations south, east, or west of Nashville:
(From the Nashville International Airport take I-40 West toward Nashville to I-65 North)
In Nashville, take I-65 North to Exit 95, which is Vietnam Veterans Blvd. For overnight accommodations in Hendersonville, continue on Vietnam Veterans Blvd. until you get to your hotel’s exit.
To get to Dollar General, take Exit 1 from Vietnam Veterans Blvd., which is Conference Drive. 
Turn left on Conference Drive. 
Go 0.3 of a mile and turn left at the first traffic light to go to Dollar General Headquarters.  For overnight accommodations in Goodlettsville continue on Conference Drive for one mile until you reach Long Hollow Pike.    
From locations north of Goodlettsville:
Take I-65 South to Exit 97, which is Long Hollow Pike.  Turn left onto Long Hollow Pike.
Go to the Exxon station and turn right onto Conference Drive.
Go 1.1 miles and turn right at the traffic light.  
Once you turn off of Conference Drive at the Dollar General entrance, follow the yellow “event parking” signs. Turn right at the stop sign and enter the parking garage.  Please park on the P1 or P2 level of the parking garage and enter at the Level 2 (P2) elevator lobby between 8:15 and 9:00, as the other elevator lobbies are secured and will be unattended.  If you arrive after the meeting has started, walk around to the front entrance of the building and the security officer will let you in.  
Hotel Information
Courtyard by Marriott - Goodlettsville
865 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Holiday Inn Express - Goodlettsville
120 Cartwright Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072