The 3 Types of JD Edwards Upgrades

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Jul 23, 2014 4:19:27 PM

A recent IBM article by Chacko Thomas addressed the three different kinds of JD Edwards Upgrades, Technical, Functional and Transformational, and the ways to differentiate between them. Thomas explained:

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Topics: JDE

On Sustainability: A Guest Blog from Fairmount Minerals

Posted by Fairmount Minerals

Jul 21, 2014 5:44:15 PM

Clients frequently ask us what tangible, quantifiable benefits a software implementation or upgrade will provide. In this guest blog, Fairmount Minerals, a leading producer of sand products for the oil and gas, foundry, and glass-making industries and more, describes the savings it realized by reducing the number of bill of lading copies it prints. The project had a synergistic effect because it reduced cost and contributed to the company's 2013 corporate social responsibility objective.

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Employee Spotlight: Lee Jayne, IBM Developer

Posted by Lee Jayne

Jul 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Get to know our team with our monthly Employee Spotlight. This month's featured Briteskies team member is Lee Jayne.

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Topics: Culture

Making the Move from Magento Go to Community or Enterprise

Posted by Gian Genovesi

Jul 15, 2014 3:27:00 PM

eCommerce Landscape

The eCommerce marketplace is continually changing as consumers demand more during their shopping experience. Today’s customers want sleeker, faster responsive sites which require more advanced eCommerce platforms. As a result of changes in the marketplace, Magento recently announced the upcoming termination of their Magento Go technology, effective January 2015. As Mark Lavelle, SVP, Product and Strategy, eBay Enterprise, stated in his notice to Magento Go merchants, “Going forward, we’re focusing our resources on Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition, two solutions that better support and better equip small and medium size merchants to prosper in the evolving and increasingly competitive eCommerce landscape.“ 

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Topics: eCommerce Blog, Magento

3 Key Highlights of WCS Feature Pack 7

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Jul 11, 2014 4:03:00 PM

In case you did not receive a copy of the US announcement letter regarding the latest enhancements to Websphere Commerce via Feature Pack 7, IBM continues their focus on customer centric commerce. In today’s ever changing and demanding online market, businesses need to react quickly to changing customer demands.  The functionality introduced in WCS Feature Pack 7 as well as other enhanced features will increase business user productivity and efficiency while also providing an enhanced end user experience.

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Topics: eCommerce Blog, IBM WebSphere Commerce

Mantra of the Month Winner: Stefanie Rhine

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Jul 9, 2014 2:55:04 PM

Our most recent Mantra of the Month winner is Business Continuity Manager Stefanie Rhine. The Mantra Stefanie was nominated for is “People First,” which asks the questions, “Will this decision positively impact the people we work with whether it be team members, partners, vendors, or customers? Does it focus on teaching, training, coaching, or mentoring to help develop and encourage people to grow personally and professionally?” No matter the task at hand, Stefanie accomplishes her goals while maintaining a People First attitude.

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Topics: Culture

What You Need to Know about Magento Community 1.9 and Enterprise 1.14

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Jul 7, 2014 8:39:41 AM

This year’s Magento Imagine conference saw the announcement of Magento Community Edition 1.9 and Enterprise Edition 1.14. But what do these changes entail? The documentation page for these new releases covers everything you need to know about the latest editions of Community and Enterprise.

One of the most impactful features of Community 1.9 and Enterprise 1.14 is the responsive design theme. This gives merchants the power to easily optimize their sites for mobile shoppers in a more cost-effective way than before. With more and more B2C and B2B sites taking their product to the mobile platform, this update will help merchants stay relevant and competitive.

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Topics: Magento

Briteskies Celebrates its 14th Anniversary

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Jul 1, 2014 3:21:09 PM

This past June marked the 14th anniversary of Briteskies, which provided an opportunity to reflect on the progress our company has made since its inception in 2000. What started as an idea by Mike Berlin has grown into a successful and innovative organization with a commitment to customer satisfaction through the hard work of both Executive Partner Mike and Managing Director Bill Onion.

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We Love WebSphere Commerce

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Jun 26, 2014 9:04:00 AM

IBM has a legacy of being an innovator in the eCommerce industry as well having a commitment to excellence. In recent years, IBM has instituted their Smarter Commerce initiative that is focused on customer experience and inspired the name of their annual conference. This year’s Smarter Commerce Conference theme was “Moments Matter,” a rather sentimental concept for a tech company, but one that highlights their dedication to the entire customer experience. Because of their customer-centric approach to eCommerce, IBM continues to innovate their software to meet the customer’s needs, particularly WebSphere Commerce.

Similarly, we at Briteskies pride ourselves on exceeding our customers’ expectations and inspiring trust in our customers. The Briteskies team has achieved countless IBM certifications and has achieved Premier Business Partner status, ensuring not only that our customers have access to all of WebSphere’s capabilities, but that our team has the skills and expertise to deliver. The IBM Partner Network provides well-executed solutions and enhancements for WebSphere Commerce sites, and is just one of the many benefits IBM has to offer. 

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Topics: IBM WebSphere Commerce

ECommerce Forum Review: Magento and B2B 2.0

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Jun 23, 2014 4:53:00 PM

One of the many benefits of being a Magento Silver Solution Partner is the ability to draw on Magento’s vast resources to host local eCommerce events. These events are geared toward providing local merchants with an opportunity to learn more about how to stand up a successful eCommerce site and provide a relaxed, casual environment in which to ask questions. These forums bring together experts from Magento and introduce online retailers to other third party industry partners, who work closely with Magento and can directly address any number of issues faced by online merchants. At our most recent eCommerce Forum, held at Cleveland’s own Market Garden, online retailers were able to learn from Magento, SLI Systems and Avalara, as well as the Briteskies team. Due to the extreme weather the previous evening, hosting partner PEER1 was unfortunately unable to make the event.

This forum explored the new world of B2B 2.0 and the focus of the evening was how to use Magento and accredited partners to drive sales and improve the shopping experience in the B2B space. The internet is filled with articles and blogs reviewing the changing face of B2B, including this Multichannel Merchant article that features some of Bill’s insights. Gian Genovesi, Briteskies’ Magento Delivery Lead, reminded participants, “when creating a B2B site, it is critical to remember that the person shopping B2B during the workday is the same person shopping B2C sites in the evening; why should the experiences be different?” The representatives from the Briteskies team, Gian Genovesi and Bill Onion, focused on leveraging B2B as a virtual sales tool. The goal of B2B 2.0 is to increase operational efficiency, provide buyer-centric marketing and deliver a rich customer experience. They demonstrated these aspects by showcasing some of our success stories. The examples presented highlighted the power of partnering with a team of certified developers who can take eCommerce sites, B2B and B2C alike, to the next level.

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Topics: Magento

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