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

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

Fine-Tuning JD Edwards Demand Forecasting

Posted by Bill Onion

December 12, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Finding the right inventory ordering schedule is a struggle that most companies can relate to. From having out of stock items that you haven’t ordered enough of, to slow-moving items taking up valuable warehouse space, how do you find the right balance? Demand forecasting tools are a great way to estimate what needs to be ordered in the future, but only if you know how to leverage them effectively.

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE Training, business process review, BPR

Running a Business Process Review

Posted by Bill Onion

December 7, 2016 | 10:30 AM

When a new customer approaches us to work on a project, our team typically needs to take a deep dive into the organization’s functional business process in order to provide the best possible solution. In a recent situation, we had a customer who was looking to implement a new warehouse management system (WMS) and integrate it with their existing ERP. Because they were a new customer to us, we suggested completing an on-site Business Process Review to get to know the project team and better understand their current systems and processes.

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

Keeping Your JDE Project from Going Off the Rails

Posted by Andy Klee

June 1, 2016 | 10:09 AM

There are so many factors to consider during a JD Edwards project: from deciding what type of upgrade works best for your company to choosing a consultant. But there is one important aspect of the project that many organizations often overlook. JD Edwards expert Andy Klee recently posted about the importance of this commonly forgotten aspect. Read on to find out what it is. 

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Topics: JD Edwards, JDE Training

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

Introducing JD Edwards Business Services for eCommerce Success

Posted by Bill Onion

November 24, 2014 | 12:28 PM

JD Edwards is an incredibly powerful software system that is designed specifically to help companies run their business. Despite all it has to offer, however, there are many features in JDE that are often overlooked. One of those is Business Services, a set of functions that allows for the surfacing of and interaction with data between JDE and external systems. We have found Business Services to be a huge asset when integrating JD Edwards to an eCommerce site.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Integration, B2B, JDE Training, Magento Integration

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

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

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