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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How to Screw Up Your JD Edwards Project (Part 2)

Posted by Bill Onion

February 20, 2017 | 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. (Check out Part One here). 

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Topics: JD Edwards, ERP

How to Screw Up Your JD Edwards Project (Part 1)

Posted by Bill Onion

February 13, 2017 | 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, ERP

New Features of JD Edwards World A9.4

Posted by Bill Onion

February 6, 2017 | 10:30 AM

JD Edwards World A9.4 has introduced some new features for World users in Manufacturing, Sales and Procurement, and Financials.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE World

JD Edwards in the Cloud

Posted by Bill Onion

January 16, 2017 | 10:30 AM

As the cloud continues to be leveraged in all aspects of technology, organizations are looking to move their ERP to the cloud. JD Edwards is facilitating cloud options for their ERP customers and promises benefits like greater business agility, better use of resources, more rapid implementation of new business models, and fewer operational issues.

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Topics: JD Edwards

Strategies for Integrating eCommerce to JD Edwards World

Posted by Bill Onion

January 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM

One of the most common misconceptions with IBM i is that it’s impossible to interface with it. People often think that the data is simply locked in there and they can’t integrate with IBM i, much less JD Edwards World. However, we have integrated many sites to IBM i, both alone and with JDE World, and there are a number of ways to access that information.

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Topics: JD Edwards, eCommerce, Integration, JDE World, IBM i

Fine-Tuning JD Edwards Demand Forecasting

Posted by Bill Onion

December 12, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Finding the right inventory ordering schedule is a struggle that most companies can relate to. From having out of stock items that you haven’t ordered enough of, to slow-moving items taking up valuable warehouse space, how do you find the right balance? Demand forecasting tools are a great way to estimate what needs to be ordered in the future, but only if you know how to leverage them effectively.

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Topics: JD Edwards

Running a Business Process Review

Posted by Bill Onion

December 7, 2016 | 10:30 AM

When a new customer approaches us to work on a project, our team typically needs to take a deep dive into the organization’s functional business process in order to provide the best possible solution. In a recent situation, we had a customer who was looking to implement a new warehouse management system (WMS) and integrate it with their existing ERP. Because they were a new customer to us, we suggested completing an on-site Business Process Review to get to know the project team and better understand their current systems and processes.

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Topics: Integration, ERP

Tips for Organizing Your Catalog Data

Posted by Bill Onion

November 30, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Whether you’re looking to implement an eCommerce site from scratch or upgrade your current site to make it more robust and modern, it all starts with your catalog. An eCommerce site requires a lot of data, content, and imagery to be successful.  

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Topics: eCommerce

B2B eCommerce Integration Points

Posted by Bill Onion

October 10, 2016 | 10:30 AM

We had a recent client who came to us with an existing (albeit subpar) implementation of Magento Enterprise Edition interfaced with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. This client is a manufacturing and distribution company that sells their products in the B2B space to other distributors and retailers. With their B2B implementation of Magento, they needed a tighter integration between the eCommerce software and their JD Edwards platform.

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Topics: eCommerce, Integration, B2B

Tri-State RUG October Event

Posted by Bill Onion

October 3, 2016 | 10:30 AM

We are excited to be participating in and presenting at a Tri-State Regional Users Group (TRUG) event this month. The Tri-State Local Users Group serves the Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World user communities in Northern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and Central and Southern Indiana. The event allows fellow JDE users to exchanging information and ideas surrounding JD Edwards software and services.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Integration

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