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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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

Recovering from a Failed JD Edwards Implementation

Posted by Bill Onion

February 7, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Failed JDE implementation.pngWith our team’s years of experience with JD Edwards, we’ve seen it all: incredibly outdated systems that need to be brought up to date, unorganized data that needs to be sorted through and loaded into the ERP, and, perhaps the most shocking, failed JD Edwards implementations.

Recently, in two separate projects, our team has been recruited to get a failed JD Edwards implementation back on track. In the process, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to recover that project and what can be done to ensure it doesn’t happen in the first place.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE EnterpriseOne, Implementation

Why Upgrade to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2?

Posted by Bill Onion

January 24, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Oracle recently announced an updated support timeline for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2, revealing that Premier Support is effective through at least October 2025 and Extended Support through at least October 2028. This announcement confirms that Oracle is throwing their weight behind JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 and that it’s the version all E1 users should be operating on.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE EnterpriseOne, Magento Integration

The Best Magento and JD Edwards Integration Strategy

Posted by Bill Onion

January 17, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Integrating your Magento eCommerce site with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne can be an overwhelming project, but the outcome is well worth the effort. A Magento and JDE integration automates data sharing processes between the two systems, reduces the possibility of human error, and eases the pressure of potential growth on your eCommerce site.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Integration, Magento Integration

Why Upgrade to JD Edwards World A9.4?

Posted by Bill Onion

January 10, 2018 | 10:30 AM

upgrade jde world A94.pngOracle recently announced an updated support timeline for JD Edwards World A9.4, revealing that Premier Support is effective through at least April 2022 and Extended Support through at least April 2025. This announcement confirms that Oracle is throwing their weight behind JD Edwards World A9.4 and that it’s the version all World users should be operating on.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE World

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