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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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

8 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Business Process Review

Posted by Bill Onion

April 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM

So, you’ve decided that your company could benefit from a Business Process Review. It’s a big undertaking, to be sure, but a BPR can help reveal challenges and solutions within your organization that will ultimately improve your business processes.

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Topics: BPR

IBM i Modernization Follow Up

Posted by Bill Onion

April 10, 2017 | 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

4 Signs of a Fatal ERP Implementation

Posted by Bill Onion

April 5, 2017 | 10:30 AM

There can be no worse feeling than taking a look at your ERP system a few years after an implementation and realizing that it’s just not working. One of our clients had that exact realization not long ago; only five years after they initially implemented their ERP system they contacted our team for a complete overhaul, as their system simply wasn’t meeting their business needs.

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Topics: JD Edwards, ERP

What Happens When Your IBM i Lead is Out of the Picture?

Posted by Bill Onion

April 3, 2017 | 10:30 AM

It’s no secret that IBM i resources are hard to find. IBM i is a powerful platform, and it requires qualified specialists to leverage it to its full potential. So, what do you do if your company’s IBM i lead is suddenly MIA? Whether they abruptly quit or have to take an extended leave of absence, panic can set in, and suddenly it seems like losing one person sends the whole organization into turmoil.

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Topics: IBM i

When to Run a JD Edwards Business Process Improvement Review

Posted by Bill Onion

March 29, 2017 | 10:30 AM

A business process review project is a great way to evaluate your company’s software capabilities, both as prep-work for a larger project and as a standalone review, as it gives you a holistic view of your organization’s JD Edwards software. But when should you do a JD Edwards Business Process Improvement Review? Here are three scenarios that we feel necessitate a thorough look at your software.

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Topics: JD Edwards, BPR

What to Do When Your IT Director Leaves Unexpectedly

Posted by Bill Onion

March 22, 2017 | 10:30 AM

So, your IT Director 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

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

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