Did You Inherit an AS/400?

Posted by Bill Onion

Feb 27, 2015 1:27:00 PM

Congratulations! You have been promoted to a new role within your organization, and along with the title you have new responsibilities and a new team. And, somehow along the way, you inherited an AS/400. You might be asking yourself, “What’s an AS/400?” or “Isn’t that an old hardware system with cranky developers?” or even “I thought that green screen system was dead.” There are still plenty of rumors out there – the AS/400 is a dinosaur (true), the talent pool is shrinking (true), and the AS/400 is a closed system and cannot integrate with anything else (true). However, it’s not as bad as it seems.

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Topics: iSeries

Magento's Marketing Capabilities

Posted by Matt Trimmer

Feb 25, 2015 12:23:52 PM

Few things are as important to an eCommerce retailer as marketing. Driving traffic to your site is important, but once customers are on your site, marketing tools help to meet your business goals by increasing such factors as average order value or customer lifetime value.

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Topics: Magento

Why Designers Should Put Content First

Posted by Michelle Kowalski

Feb 23, 2015 12:43:00 PM

The Internet has been blowing up lately with articles encouraging designers and their clients to adopt a “content-first” design approach, and it makes a lot of sense. While this isn’t a new concept, with the growing emphasis placed on responsive design, these techniques are becoming more important.

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Topics: eCommerce, design

Employee Spotlight: Magento Developer Navarr Barnier

Posted by Navarr Barnier

Feb 19, 2015 12:56:00 PM


Get to know our team with our monthly Employee Spotlight. This month's featured Briteskies team member is Navarr Barnier.
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Topics: Culture, employee spotlight

Responsive Email Templates in Magento

Posted by Derrik Nyomo

Feb 17, 2015 10:52:30 AM

The past few years have seen a big impact of mobile platforms on the eCommerce market. While mobile sites have been the focus for both B2B and B2C businesses, mobile email is on the rise as well. According to Experian’s Quarterly Email Benchmark Report from Q3 2014, 53% of total email opens occurred on a mobile platform in Q3 2014. How can your eCommerce site keep up with the growing popularity of mobile activity?

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Topics: Magento

5 Costly eCommerce Implementation Issues and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Gian Genovesi

Feb 12, 2015 2:15:00 PM

Launching an eCommerce platform is exciting but the truth is, a lot of things can go wrong (even if you have already asked the right questions before starting the project). While these issues can cost time and money, and potentially ruin an implementation, they are certainly avoidable.

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Topics: eCommerce

Auditing the Month End Close Process

Posted by Dave Balser

Feb 10, 2015 2:32:00 PM

Does your organization’s month end close process take longer than it should? Does your team rely on off-the-system spread sheets? Are you unsure about the integrity of the data in your system? If so, it may be time to reevaluate your month end close process.

Ideally, a close should take no more than three days, but most companies are in the four-to-five day range. Regardless, when the month end processes take longer than expected, the reverberations are felt throughout the organization. The Briteskies JD Edwards team has developed a strategy that can streamline and shorten the month end close process.

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Topics: JD Edwards

Best of the Blogosphere: February

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Feb 6, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Sometimes we come across a blog that is so good that we just have to share it. We will highlight a few of our favorites each month here on the blog, but don't forget to see what else we are sharing on Twitter and Facebook.

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Topics: JD Edwards, eCommerce, iSeries

Magento Permissions: An Overview

Posted by Derrik Nyomo

Feb 3, 2015 10:59:33 AM


With so many people involved in the implementation and management of an eCommerce site, from customer service representatives to programmers, things can get confusing. One way to ensure that the right people have access to the necessary sections of the Magento admin panel, and to balance the technical and business aspects of a project, is to utilize Magento permissions.
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Topics: Magento

What is Middleware and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Bill Onion

Jan 29, 2015 10:54:02 AM

The decision to add eCommerce to your environment, and then integrating that into an already established ERP system, involves a lot of consideration. What data should be shared? What information do the shoppers want and need? How will your eCommerce and ERP systems communicate with each other? When it comes to communication, we have found that using a middleware tool is one of the best options for integration.

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Topics: eCommerce, Integration

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