Bill Onion

Bill Onion is Managing Director of Briteskies, where he has a distinguished track record helping B2B and B2C companies integrate e-commerce solutions. His expertise in the eCommerce world includes Magento and WebSphere Commerce software systems and his enterprise software experience is focused on the Oracle/JD Edwards platform. Bill has many years of consulting experience in various industries, including distribution, warehousing, retail and manufacturing. Bill is an avid runner, is very involved with Scouts, and cannot help but to root for the Browns every fall.
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The Recipe for B2B eCommerce Success: Part Four

Posted by Bill Onion

September 19, 2018 | 10:30 AM

So, you’re considering implementing a B2B eCommerce site. It can be intimidating for sure and there are a lot of moving parts, but if you plan the project well it can be a straightforward process. While the project may not be a piece of cake, we’ve found that breaking it down into a few crucial ingredients is a great way to whip up a successful B2B eCommerce site. Here is the next installment of our 13 ingredients for B2B eCommerce success. (Be sure to check out Part OnePart Two, and Part Three as well.)

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Topics: eCommerce, B2B

The Recipe for B2B eCommerce Success: Part Three

Posted by Bill Onion

September 12, 2018 | 10:30 AM

So, you’re considering implementing a B2B eCommerce site. It can be intimidating for sure and there are a lot of moving parts, but if you plan the project well it can be a straightforward process. While the project may not be a piece of cake, we’ve found that breaking it down into a few crucial ingredients is a great way to whip up a successful B2B eCommerce site. Here is the next installment of our 13 ingredients for B2B eCommerce success. (Be sure to check out Part One and Part Two as well.)

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Topics: eCommerce, B2B

The Recipe for B2B eCommerce Success: Part Two

Posted by Bill Onion

September 5, 2018 | 10:30 AM

So, you’re considering implementing a B2B eCommerce site. It can be intimidating for sure and there are a lot of moving parts, but if you plan the project well it can be a straightforward process. While the project may not be a piece of cake, we’ve found that breaking it down into a few crucial ingredients is a great way to whip up a successful B2B eCommerce site. Here is the next installment of our 13 ingredients for B2B eCommerce success. 

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Topics: eCommerce, B2B

The Recipe for B2B eCommerce Success: Part One

Posted by Bill Onion

August 29, 2018 | 10:30 AM

So, you’re considering implementing a B2B eCommerce site. It can be intimidating for sure and there are a lot of moving parts, but if you plan the project well it can be a straightforward process. While the project may not be a piece of cake, we’ve found that breaking it down into a few crucial ingredients is a great way to whip up a successful B2B eCommerce site. Here are our 13 ingredients for B2B eCommerce success.

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Topics: eCommerce, Magento, B2B

EDI vs. B2B eCommerce

Posted by Bill Onion

July 5, 2018 | 10:30 AM

B2B companies in this day and age are repeatedly encouraged to invest in electronic commerce to drive down the cost of customer interaction. Traditionally, B2B organizations first look to EDI as an approach for this. However, more recently, B2B eCommerce has become another options for companies. Considering the fact that both systems process orders digitally, what exactly is the difference between them? Also, which is the better option for companies that are looking to add one or the other? 

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Topics: B2B, BPR

How to Overcome Four Common B2B eCommerce Challenges

Posted by Bill Onion

June 27, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Over the years, we’ve been champions for bringing B2C eCommerce functionality to the B2B space. But taking your B2B organization online can be a challenge. Through all of the different B2B eCommerce projects we’ve worked on, no matter the industry or company goals, we’ve seen the same four challenges over and over: creating support for the project, managing catalog content, integrating the eCommerce and ERP systems, and engaging the sales team.

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Topics: eCommerce, B2B

How to Screw Up Your JD Edwards Project

Posted by Bill Onion

March 28, 2018 | 10:30 AM

A recent JD Edwards project we worked on had all of the classic indicators of a project that was not on the right track. While these red flags were immediately obvious to our team, the client wasn’t initially aware of how these issues would impact the project’s success. To help your team learn from these mistakes, take a look at the following ways you could be screwing up your JD Edwards project without even realizing it.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Implementation

How to Handle a Team Member's Unexpected Departure

Posted by Bill Onion

March 21, 2018 | 10:30 AM

What to Do When a Team Member Leaves Unexpectedly

So, a key member of your team turned in their notice today. Maybe they are moving to another company, or maybe they won the lottery; either way, you now have a crucial role to fill. So, what should you do first? Then what? What about that big project? First, and most importantly: don’t panic. This isn’t the first or last time something like this will happen. Here are our tips for surviving this transition.

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Topics: Technology

Just Say No to Custom Coding Your Site

Posted by Bill Onion

February 28, 2018 | 10:30 AM

In this day and age and with many prepackaged technologies available, you would think that a custom-built site or software would be a rarity. While it isn’t something we see every day, we have certainly run into our fair share of custom-coded environments in need of some help. So, before you kick off a custom technology project, whether it’s ERP or eCommerce, give some thought to a few of the reasons you shouldn’t custom code your site. 

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Topics: JD Edwards, Magento, Implementation

Benefits of Integrating Magento with your JD Edwards Environment

Posted by Bill Onion

February 14, 2018 | 10:30 AM

When it comes to leveraging eCommerce alongside your JD Edwards environment, there are generally two options: utilize an ERP extension or integrate with a full-fledged eCommerce platform.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Integration, Magento Integration, Magento 2

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