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.

Recent Posts

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

3 Reasons Your GL is Out of Balance in JD Edwards

Posted by Dave Balser

February 27, 2017 | 10:30 AM

JD Edwards financials has two crucial files: the General Ledger (GL) Transaction File, and the Trial Balance File. The GL Transaction File is a detailed account of general journal transactions, while the Trial Balance File is similar to a spreadsheet with monthly balance columns; one line per account, per fiscal year, per ledger type. These two files should be in sync at all times. If the Trial Balance File is out of balance or out of sync to the Transaction File, your JD Edwards financial statements will be wrong.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE financials

Meet the ERP Project Team

Posted by Dave Balser

January 30, 2017 | 10:30 AM

When you begin an ERP implementation, upgrade, or large-scale business process re-engineering project, you typically hire a team based on their experience and expertise. But who all is involved with a project, and where does your team fit in? Get ready for some handshakes, because it’s time to meet your project team.

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Topics: JD Edwards, ERP

Discovering Solutions with a Business Process Review

Posted by Dave Balser

January 25, 2017 | 10:30 AM

In a Business Process Review, we help your organization take a look at current software and technologies to figure out how those tools can be leveraged more effectively. Sometimes, a BPR can highlight an existing solution that your team wasn’t aware of. Having a fresh set of eyes take a look at your software configuration can reveal a beneficial technology or business process change, like a recent BPR our team completed for a client.

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Topics: JDE Training, ERP, business process review, BPR

Best Practices for Creating Advanced Pricing in JD Edwards

Posted by Dave Balser

January 9, 2017 | 10:30 AM

JD Edwards offers a number of sophisticated tools for its ERP users, among which is Advanced Pricing. Advanced Pricing allows your organization to set multiple, complex algorithms in the JDE system in order to adjust pricing through things like discounts and family or group pricing. While this is a tool that is inherently provided with JD Edwards, it does take some expertise to properly set it up for your organization. Here are a few best practices to follow to ensure that Advanced Pricing works for you.

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Topics: JD Edwards

Changing the Fiscal Year End in JD Edwards

Posted by Dave Balser

October 26, 2016 | 10:30 AM

There are plenty of changes that come with a business acquisition for companies running JD Edwards, especially when it comes to business processes and the Fixed Assets module. When one of our clients was acquired by a larger company, they had to adjust to the parent company’s fiscal year, changing from a June 30 fiscal year end to December 31.

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Topics: JD Edwards

Fixed Assets Revaluation: A Briteskies Custom Solution

Posted by Dave Balser

October 17, 2016 | 10:30 AM

In the business world, companies are bought and sold all the time. Typically, when a company is acquired, it will undergo a revaluation of its fixed assets. If you’re a company running JD Edwards, specifically the fixed assets module, then this revaluation may not happen the way you want it to.

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Topics: JD Edwards

JD Edwards Internet of Things Orchestrator

Posted by Dave Balser

March 30, 2016 | 9:58 AM

One of the new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne features that was discussed at both this year’s Partner Summit and our own user group is the Internet of Things Orchestrator. IoT Orchestrator allows business users to collect and filter raw data collected from sensors or devices and feed that data into EnterpriseOne.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE EnterpriseOne

3 Types of JD Edwards Upgrades

Posted by Dave Balser

March 16, 2016 | 10:41 AM

Why Upgrade?

When it comes to your JD Edwards ERP 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

Disadvantages of Moving to a New ERP System

Posted by Dave Balser

February 3, 2016 | 11:25 AM

For companies that are still running legacy versions of JD Edwards World (A7.3, A8.1, A9.1), there are three general upgrade options available:

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE World

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