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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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, 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

Integrating Magento and IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

May 24, 2017 | 10:30 AM

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

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Topics: Integration, Magento, IBM i

5 Tips for Selecting a New ERP

Posted by Bill Onion

May 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Choosing a new ERP system for your company can be an overwhelming experience. Whether you’re replacing an existing system or starting from scratch, this new tool will touch just about every aspect of your organization and it’s a big responsibility to make the right decision. To help make the process go a little more smoothly, and to make sure you don’t overlook any crucial details, we suggest following these five tips.

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Topics: ERP

4 B2B eCommerce Challenges

Posted by Bill Onion

May 15, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Nearly three years ago, we published a series of articles about the four major challenges facing B2B eCommerce. Many aspects of B2B eCommerce and technology have changed since those articles were originally published, but the challenges they address have not.

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Topics: eCommerce, B2B

Integrating Magento and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Posted by Bill Onion

May 10, 2017 | 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: Integration, Magento, JDE EnterpriseOne, Magento Integration

What to Have in Place Before a Team Member Leaves

Posted by Bill Onion

May 8, 2017 | 10:30 AM

It can be a challenging time when a key team member leaves. Whether it’s an IBM i lead or IT Director, many organizations are left scrambling at an unexpected departure. While we’ve discussed what can be done in the aftermath in order to keep things moving, there are a few things you should have prepared at all times that could make a future transition easier.

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Topics: Technology

Benefits of Prepping for a JD Edwards World Upgrade

Posted by Bill Onion

April 26, 2017 | 10:30 AM

If you’ve been running JD Edwards World for a while, you have probably considered upgrading at some point. Whether that means upgrading your World environment or transitioning to EnterpriseOne, it can be a daunting task. Especially because, if you’ve been running JD Edwards for five, ten, or even 15 years, then you’ve probably modified your system pretty heavily over the years.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE World

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