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Last Post 12/11/2017 11:01 AM by  Kat V
Pharmacy through Lawson
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01/16/2017 2:12 PM

    Hello all,

    I was searching in the forum for pharmacy in Lawson and came across a very old post.

    Was wondering if anyone is using Lawson for Pharmacy orders and, if so, how they are doing it basically? Word on the street is it cannot be done.

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    12/06/2017 1:37 PM
    Hello again..
    Does anybody use this for Pharmacy ordering in Lawson?
    Lawson Insight II Pharmacy Supply Management
    http://iprodeveloper.com/developmen...y-solution

    Thank you
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    12/08/2017 8:01 AM
    At one of the user groups a few years back, there was someone doing pharmacy through Lawson IC, but the closest we've gotten is having the buyers key in their distribution orders into PO20 as specials.
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    12/08/2017 9:43 AM

    Kat,

    Thank you for your reply.

    We kind of are doing the same thing. However, PO is not sent to vendor from Lawson. It is manually ordered through vendor's website...not sure why. Still trying to understand the process here but am being told that no one uses Lawson for pharmacy which makes it hard for reporting purposes because you have to rely on vendor and their website for reports.

     

    Any others out there would like to comment?

    Thank you

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    12/11/2017 9:39 AM
    I remember looking into this quite a while ago and the main reason we didn't do it was that it was easier to maintain the inventory in the Pharmacy system (was Cerner, now Epic) and place orders using the vendor's portal. Items are decremented from inventory on dispense and reorder points maintained EPIC to trigger when an order needs to be placed for items. Orders are placed in EPIC and sent to the vendor via EDI. We fix any items that may not have crossed or that are out of stock on the vendor's portal. Once the order comes in we receive it in to EPIC. There is a nightly interface that sends the transactions to Lawson. The Willow EPIC team and finance look at the GL to make sure things line up correctly. We have a service PO in Lawson with a line for each pharmacy which AP hits against when the invoices come in.
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    12/11/2017 11:01 AM
    I asked - our pharma main distributor is ABC. They like the web client better for managing subs and available generics and dosage vs UOM. The invoices are approved on that app and exported through an IPA to AP520 with line detail turned on - so it shows on the month end with line detail, not a lump sum invoice.

    The others are on PO20 so the buyers can call it in and discuss the subs and available generics and dosage vs UOM on the phone. So they create the header, place the order with the PO#, use the POA to create the PO Lines, receive and match as usual.

    All this creates details in Lawson for reporting instead of the vendor sites, but I'm told they still use the vendor sites and just use Lawson as a back up/verification.

    They were looking at Sentry to consolidate it and control the 340B splits, but that would also end up as an AP520 with detail.
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