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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4 Tips for Upgrading JD Edwards World to EnterpriseOne

Posted by Dave Balser

September 23, 2015 | 11:28 AM

Upgrading your JD Edwards World system to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an excellent option when looking to update your ERP. Not only does this upgrade have the ability to modernize your system, it provides all of the benefits of a re-platform without losing core system knowledge.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE EnterpriseOne

Auditing the Month End Close Process

Posted by Dave Balser

February 10, 2015 | 2:32 PM

Does your organization’s month end close process take longer than it should? Does your team rely on off-the-system spread sheets? Are you unsure about the integrity of the data in your system? If so, it may be time to reevaluate your month end close process.

Ideally, a close should take no more than three days, but most companies are in the four-to-five day range. Regardless, when the month end processes take longer than expected, the reverberations are felt throughout the organization. The Briteskies JD Edwards team has developed a strategy that can streamline and shorten the month end close process.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE Training

Reconciliations in JD Edwards

Posted by Dave Balser

December 11, 2014 | 2:21 PM

JD Edwards is a large and complex ERP system with many moving parts and with many data points, and most organizations have a large number of people inputting and updating the data in JDE. Because of these many moving parts, there is a certain amount of work necessary to keep the system tuned, balanced, and functioning as originally designed. Part of this work is the month-end reconciliation processes.
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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE Training

Are You Still Doing Manual Cash Applications in JD Edwards?

Posted by Dave Balser

October 21, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Are you still suffering through the manual cash application process? If so, it’s time to step up your game. The manual cash process means that your company still gets checks sent directly to the office or, if you are using a lock box, you receive copies of the checks sent from the bank. This process is complicated by all the other forms of payment your company accepts, such as credit cards and PayPal. When working with JD Edwards, the best solution is to automate the entire process.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE Training

Inaugural Cleveland NEOCycle

Posted by Dave Balser

October 3, 2014 | 9:59 AM


This past weekend, Bike Cleveland, in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, hosted NEOCycle as a celebration of Cleveland’s bicycle culture. Described as "an urban cycling festival," the weekend-long event was held at Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie. It included competitive races, group rides, food, local brews (are there any other kind?) from Great Lakes and Fat Head’s, and live music. The festival gained national attention, helping Cleveland make Bicycling Magazine’s list of America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities.
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Topics: Culture

The Importance of a Project Charter

Posted by Dave Balser

October 2, 2014 | 10:45 AM

At the beginning of every IT project, there is excitement and anticipation. Although everyone involved may be chomping at the bit to start, the first step of any project this involved should be creating a project charter.

A project charter serves as an internal document and contract for the project team. It lays out the scope and objectives of the project, and the roles and responsibilities of the project team members. Going through the process of creating the project charter can often be the most important part of a successful project management process.

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Topics: JD Edwards, eCommerce, Magento, IBM WebSphere Commerce

Employee Spotlight: Dave Balser, JD Edwards Delivery Director

Posted by Dave Balser

May 19, 2014 | 10:28 AM

Get to know our team with our monthly Employee Spotlight. Our first featured Briteskies team member is Dave Balser. 

Role: Delivery Director-JD Edwards

With Briteskies Since: May 1, 2002

Favorite Part of the Job: The variety of all the things I get involved in, from architecting business process solutions for clients to helping manage the business of Briteskies. Currently, I'm trying to learn to sell.

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Topics: Culture, Employee Spotlight

5 Processes to Implement After Upgrading to JD Edwards World A9.3

Posted by Dave Balser

May 16, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Now that you have upgraded to JD Edwards World A9.3, there are a host of new features and functionalities to take advantage of. We recommend implementing these new or enhanced features as follow-on projects to the upgrade. 

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE Training, JDE World

JDE Summit 2014

Posted by Dave Balser

February 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM

When I started this post, I thought I would concentrate on one or two key topics from the 2014 JD Partners Summit. But as I reviewed my notes, I realized there are so many exciting things coming in 2014 and beyond that you would be better served if I highlighted as many as I could and then went into more detail in future posts.
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Topics: JD Edwards, Events, JDE EnterpriseOne

Upgrading to A9.3 Fixed Assets

Posted by Dave Balser

November 7, 2013 | 12:00 PM

The leap from World A7.3 to A9.3 fixed assets can be a big one. Over the years and across releases, JD Edwards has added additional functionality, which increases complexity.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE Training, JDE World

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