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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Uncovering Opportunities with a Business Process Review

Posted by Bill Onion

June 12, 2019 | 10:30 AM

Running a Business Process Review has been known to uncover business opportunities that your team has yet to identify. You may think you know where you can cut costs or increase efficiency, but do you know all of those opportunities? Part of the BPR process is gathering knowledgeable people from each area of your business and taking a hard look at every nook and cranny of your operations. This can uncover opportunities that may have been unknown before.

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Topics: business process review, BPR

In Defense of Outsourcing Your AS/400 Support

Posted by Bill Onion

June 5, 2019 | 10:30 AM

Your AS/400 software applications have been driving your business for decades. You have a small, dedicated staff to maintain those applications, but what happens when one of them leaves? Maybe they retire. Maybe they get a new job. Either way, your staff can’t keep up.

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Topics: IBM i

10 Hidden Costs of Replacing Your IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

May 29, 2019 | 10:30 AM

And Why You Should Modernize Instead

It’s a situation we’re all too familiar with: your organization has been running the same IBM i-based software system for years, even decades, and everyone is interested in replacing it with a more modern ERP. Sounds like an easy decision, right? Not so fast.

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Topics: IBM i

Why You Should Modernize Your IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

May 22, 2019 | 10:30 AM

It’s a situation we’re all too familiar with: your organization has been running the same IBM i-based software system for years, even decades, and everyone is interested in replacing it with a more modern ERP. Sounds like an easy decision, right? Not so fast.

Instead of ripping your existing system out and replacing it with something new, we suggest modernizing your IBM i. These are just a few of the benefits that come with modernizing instead of replacing your IBM i.

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Topics: IBM i

What is an IBM i Security Assessment?

Posted by Bill Onion

May 15, 2019 | 10:30 AM

Is your organization’s AS/400 security up to current standards? When it comes to IBM i security, even a small step is better than no step at all. That’s why we recommend conducting a security assessment.

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Topics: IBM i, security

AS/400 Magento Integration Tools and Strategy

Posted by Bill Onion

April 24, 2019 | 10:30 AM

The AS/400 is a dependable workhorse that many organizations have effectively used to manage their business for years. The thought of connecting the AS/400 with a modern eCommerce system can be daunting, but integrating Magento with your AS/400 can allow business logic to remain within the existing AS/400 system and enable the data to flow in real time to Magento.  

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Topics: Integration, IBM i

The Strategy and Benefits of an EDI Business Process Review

Posted by Bill Onion

March 20, 2019 | 10:30 AM

When it comes to selling online, we understand that EDI processes are a necessity for some organizations. B2B eCommerce may be rising in popularity, but EDI is still prevalent and a big source of revenue for those organizations running it. So, how can you make sure that your EDI processes are running smoothly?

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Topics: EDI, business process review, BPR

IBM i Security: How to Keep Your System Safe

Posted by Bill Onion

February 27, 2019 | 10:30 AM

One of the most significant benefits of IBM i is that it is traditionally viewed as a safe platform; you can’t hack it, you can’t break it, and there has never been a recorded virus. But as cyber-attacks become more and more commonplace, IT security needs to become a higher priority for everyone, including those running the seemingly impervious IBM i. 

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Topics: IBM i, security

B2B eCommerce in 2019

Posted by Bill Onion

February 13, 2019 | 10:30 AM

B2B eCommerce is no passing fad, and the demands of the B2B market will continue to change and grow as more people get on board. In this article, Brian Beck highlights a few of his predictions for B2B eCommerce in 2019. We’re sharing a few that we agree with and some tips on how to make sure that you’re keeping up with the rest of the B2B eCommerce industry.

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Topics: eCommerce, B2B

How to Modernize IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

January 16, 2019 | 10:30 AM

One of the things we love doing is helping our clients realize the power of the technology they already have, especially when it comes to IBM i. Many people think of the system as old and archaic, what with its green screen interface and “rusted in” reputation. But IBM i is a powerful system that should be properly leveraged and modernized as opposed to ripped out and replaced. That’s where our expertise comes in.

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Topics: IBM i

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