Lawson Payroll Performance Tune-Up

Increasing Runtimes by 75%

Overview

After a major environment upgrade, a healthcare organization was faced with payroll performance issues including long run times on large payroll jobs and slow database performance.

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Challenge

After a major environment upgrade, this healthcare organization was faced with Lawson payroll performance issues including long run times on large payroll jobs and slow database performance. Surety’s expert Lawson consultant made several updates to the system to increase performance by 75%.

Solution

Surety’s expert consultant made several updates to the Lawson Payroll system to increase performance and speed up runtimes.

Result

Surety’s Lawson consultant created and facilitated a list of configuration changes that ultimately decreased large payroll job runtimes by 75% and increased Oracle database performance overall.

The Challenge

After a major environment upgrade, this healthcare organization was faced with payroll performance issues including long run times on large payroll jobs and slow database performance.

The Solution

Surety’s expert Lawson system administration consultant made several updates to increase performance. To produce faster performance, he edited program messaging to bypass work file processing and use straight database processing based on the number of historical records and number of benefits plans per employee. The buffer size variable changed to allow more records to be buffered before program commit.

Examples of runtime changes are as follows:

• PR140 is 45 minutes, from 2 hrs and 45 mins
• TA170 is 30 minutes, from 3 hrs and 47 mins
• PR160 is 1 hr, from 2hrs and 30 mins.

To further increase performance, an additional 8 GB of physical memory was added to the database server.

The Result

Surety’s Lawson consultant created and facilitated a list of configuration changes that ultimately decreased large payroll job runtimes by 75% and increased Oracle database performance overall.

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