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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You're Running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Now What?

Posted by Bill Onion

November 29, 2017 | 10:30 AM

So, you’ve recently launched or updated your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environment. Congratulations! Not only does this mean your organization now has a powerful back-office system, but you are now in a prime position to implement eCommerce to further your organization’s success.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Integration, Magento, JDE EnterpriseOne, Magento Integration

6 Reasons to Upgrade to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2

Posted by Bill Onion

November 15, 2017 | 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

6 Reasons to Upgrade to JD Edwards World A9.4

Posted by Bill Onion

November 6, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Oracle 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

ERP Integration for Manufacturers

Posted by Bill Onion

October 25, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Today’s manufacturing and distribution companies face a variety of challenges: pressure to increase productivity, lower operating costs, and manage ever-changing data needs. These days, data is king. Most companies do not have an issue generating data; problems arise when trying to access it and leverage it to positively position themselves within a competitive marketplace. 

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Topics: Integration

Magento Support Updates

Posted by Bill Onion

September 25, 2017 | 10:30 AM

There has been a lot of news coming out of Magento lately, from new software releases and name changes, to releasing new B2B capabilities and being named a B2B leader. But as these new developments are released to help customers grow their eCommerce presence, Magento Commerce 1 customers have voiced concern over being left behind.

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

Planning for the Future with the IBM i Roadmap

Posted by Bill Onion

September 18, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Thousands of business and organizations rely on the dependability and security of the IBM i platform, and IBM i continues to show its commitment to customers by continually investing in the operating system. One of the ways it has done that is through Technology Refreshes.

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Topics: IBM i

Integrating Magento and SAP

Posted by Bill Onion

June 28, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Integrating Magento with an ERP system can seem like a daunting task, but it’s always worth it. Tying your two systems together can allow business logic to remain within the existing ERP system while still enabling data to flow in real time to Magento, making the eCommerce process much smoother.  

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Topics: Integration, Magento, Magento Integration, ERP

Are You Running JD Edwards World on IBM i OS 7.1?

Posted by Bill Onion

June 26, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Surprise! IBM i recently announced 7.1 end of life is scheduled for April 2018. If you hadn’t heard yet, you’re not the only one; IBM released this information somewhat quietly and it hasn’t made a big stir in the tech community just yet. While this is big news for anyone running IBM i 7.1, it’s an even bigger deal for JD Edwards World customers.

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Topics: JDE World, IBM i

It's Time to Take Security Seriously on IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

June 7, 2017 | 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

Are You Running IBM i 7.1? The Clock is Ticking

Posted by Bill Onion

May 31, 2017 | 10:30 AM

On April 11, 2017, IBM made an important announcement about IBM i Operating System that went largely unnoticed. In announcement letter 917-080, IBM announced that IBM i 7.1 will lose support on April 30, 2018. If you, like many other IBM i users, had not heard the news, give it a minute to sink in. In the typical IT calendar, April 2018 is just around the corner.

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Topics: IBM i

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