Dave Balser

Dave Balser is the JD Edwards Delivery Director at Briteskies and has 15 years of experience implementing, upgrading, and managing JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne systems. In addition to his enthusiasm for JD Edwards, Dave is equally committed to championing sustainability practices within Briteskies.

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Kicking Off an ERP Project

Posted by Dave Balser

March 6, 2019 | 10:30 AM

The way you begin an ERP project sets the tone for the entire undertaking. Whether it’s an implementation, an upgrade, or a Business Process Review, starting on the right foot can help ensure the success of the project. So, where do you begin? 

First things first, you should bring on a team who can help you navigate this project. You typically hire a team based on their experience and expertise, but who are the individuals involved, and where does your team fit in? Let’s meet your project team.

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Topics: JD Edwards, ERP

Maintaining JD Edwards through a Business Acquisition

Posted by Dave Balser

February 20, 2019 | 10:30 AM

In the business world, companies are bought and sold all the time. So what are some common JD Edwards activities to undergo when your company is acquired? In our years of experience, we’ve helped a number of customers get through this transition period smoothly and successfully. Here are a few things we’ve done to help those clients bring their newly-acquired JD Edwards systems up to speed.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE financials

Tips for Keeping JD Edwards Financials in Check

Posted by Dave Balser

February 6, 2019 | 10:30 AM

JD Edwards is a powerful system and the financials features can make running your business financials a smooth and automated process. But, the amount of data needed to keep these systems running can be overwhelming, and things can get out of whack easily if not properly monitored. Here are a few common problems we’ve seen with JD Edwards financials and how to either prevent them from happening in the first place or how to reconcile the issue after the fact.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE financials

Why Do a Business Process Review?

Posted by Dave Balser

July 11, 2018 | 10:30 AM

When it comes to a business process review, organizations typically think of them as a way to identify areas where they can streamline their system and elevate their efficiency. These are worthwhile goals, to be sure, and more than enough reason to perform a BPR. But as our team has executed BPRs over the years, we’ve identified a few other benefits from the process. From identifying new opportunities to preparing for the future, here are just a few reasons why you should do a business process review.

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Topics: BPR

Upgrading JD Edwards World: What Are Your Options?

Posted by Dave Balser

May 16, 2018 | 10:30 AM

When it comes to your JD Edwards World system, it can be hard to justify an upgrade when everything is seemingly working fine. There are many benefits to upgrading that go beyond simply performance, and even with that, there are three options when it comes to upgrading. 

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE World

How to Choose the Right JD Edwards Consultant

Posted by Dave Balser

April 25, 2018 | 10:30 AM

When an organization is implementing a JD Edwards or other ERP project, it can be incredibly difficult. You know that the new systems or processes being implemented will benefit the company in the long run, but sometimes the short-term headaches associated with that change can seem overwhelming. This process can seem even harder when the consulting company you hire to guide you through the process falls short of your expectations. 

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Topics: JD Edwards, ERP

How to Have a Successful ERP Implementation

Posted by Dave Balser

October 16, 2017 | 10:30 AM

There are so many variables involved in an ERP implementation that it can feel like a daunting task to undertake. But no matter which platform you’re implementing, what third-party tools you’re working with, or why you’re undertaking this project in the first place, there are a few things you can do to make sure you have a successful ERP implementation.

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Topics: JD Edwards, ERP

3 Risks of Not Maintaining Oracle JD Edwards Support

Posted by Dave Balser

July 10, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Software maintenance and support is a critical topic for JD Edwards World customers. Oracle estimates that 46% of World customers are still on A7.3 and A8.1, which is concerning considering that these products fell into Sustaining Support, as opposed to Premier Support, on December 31, 2013.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE World

Replacing an Aging ERP on IBM i

Posted by Dave Balser

April 24, 2017 | 10:30 AM

We recently had a client who wanted to replace their ERP, but it was running on an old IBM i environment. When your ERP system is no longer working, but it’s based on IBM i, what do you do? What are your replacement options? Here are three options for replacing your ERP when it’s running on IBM i.

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Topics: IBM i, ERP

Our ERP Software Selection Process

Posted by Dave Balser

March 13, 2017 | 10:30 AM

A software replatform project can be one of the most involved projects an organization can undertake. But before the technical work can begin, one big decision has to be made: picking a new software. The software selection process can be just as overwhelming as the implementation itself, and it’s not uncommon for us to hear from clients who are looking for some advice. Here’s our approach for selecting an ERP software.

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Topics: JDE Training, ERP, BPR

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