Best of the Blogosphere: March 2017

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

March 3, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Sometimes we come across a blog that is so good that we just have to share it. We will highlight a few of our favorites each month here on the blog, but don't forget to see what else we are sharing on Twitter and Facebook.

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Topics: eCommerce, Technology, Magento

Why Have a Project Definition Phase?

Posted by Matt Trimmer

March 1, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Whether our team is implementing a new eCommerce platform or helping a client upgrade their current site, we always start an eCommerce project with the Define Phase. The purpose of the Define Phase is for the client to establish their project vision for our team. Sometimes, however, clients can see the Define Phase as unimportant or a waste of time. We heartily disagree with that; we think that the Define Phase is crucial to the project. Read on to learn why.

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Topics: eCommerce

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

Marketing for Manufacturers

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

February 22, 2017 | 10:30 AM

When it comes to marketing a manufacturing organization, most companies tend to rely on traditional marketing efforts and reseller channels to grow their business. While these strategies can work, they may not be the best way for your company to gain recognition.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Marketing Challenges

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

Briteskies Fave Find Roundup: February 17, 2017

Posted by Michelle Kowalski

February 17, 2017 | 3:30 PM

When you spend as much time on the internet for work as we do, you come across some crazy stuff. From time to time, we will share our favorite videos, stories, pictures, and more. 

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Topics: Blogs for Fun

Learning from Our Customer Survey

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

February 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Here at Briteskies we live by our tagline, “trusted by our customers.” We of course love providing our customers with their ideal eCommerce or ERP solution, but the deliverable that is most valuable to us is the relationship we build with a client over the course of a project. 

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Topics: Culture

How to Avoid Falling Victim to 5 Common Social Hacking Methods

Posted by Nick Pierce

February 15, 2017 | 10:30 AM

What is social hacking?

"Social hacking describes the act of attempting to manipulate outcomes of social behavior through orchestrated actions. The general function of social hacking is to gain access to restricted information or to a physical space without proper permission." - Wikipedia

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Topics: Technology, security

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

5 Marketing Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

February 8, 2017 | 10:30 AM

For small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB), there can sometimes seem like so much to do and so few resources available to accomplish the long list of tasks. No wonder marketing efforts often fall by the wayside. But marketing your SMB doesn’t have to be an enormous hurdle to defeat. Here are five common SMB marketing challenges and some ideas for overcoming them.

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Topics: Marketing Challenges

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