The JD Edwards Partner Summit 2013

Dave Balser, Delivery Director, Shares his thoughts on the JD Edwards Partner Summit; it was a Big Deal. As part of Briteskies’ ongoing initiative to be better service providers, we attend partner events where we can learn about new features, passing the benefits of our continuing education to our clients. Dave Balser, Delivery Director at Briteskies, recently attended the JD Edwards Partner Summit in Broomfield, Colorado. This 4th annual summit’s theme was It’s a Big Deal; according to Dave, it was. While Dave returned from the JDE Summit like a kid who had just visited Disneyworld for the first time, I’d asked that he recap his top three takeaways; the following is what he’s looking forward to, and why Dave and Briteskies are so passionate about JD Edwards. Improved Operational Reporting Methods: One View One View, featuring a newly designed intuitive interface for end-users, allows for real-time operations reporting solutions. It was announced that One View will now be available to E1 9.0 customers (which received a round of applause). Summit attendees were given the ability to test drive it, and its new features presented incredible advantages, such as: • No IT personnel is required to manage or use One View • Users needn’t be familiar with JDE file or field naming conventions so the learning curve is much smaller. Any Tablet, Any Browser In addition to One View, Dave recounted the great keynote speech as given by Lyle Ekdahl, Group Vice President General Manager of JD Edwards at Oracle. During his presentation, he demonstrated that a native iPad JDE E1 application will be available from the Apple apps...

The Oracle JD Edwards Partner Summit

Our success as an eCommerce and IT consulting firm is a direct result of our partners’. By establishing and nurturing relationships with industry powerhouses such as JD Edwards, Magento and IBM, we are provided with the opportunity to extend their powerful ERP and eCommerce solutions to our clients. As part of an ongoing initiative to be better partners and service providers, each year Briteskies’ Bill Onion and Dave Balser attend the Oracle JD Edwards Partner Summit. In its fourth year, the partner summit features keynotes from Oracle executives, as well as workshops and training sessions on new and not yet released JDE EnterpriseOne and World applications and tools. The cliche holds true: love what you do and you’ll never work a day of your life (though Bill and Dave clearly work, a lot). To refer to these guys as JDE fanatics wouldn’t be exaggerating too much. When asked what they’d be looking forward to, their excitement was evident. “It’s not simply a work function, it isn’t only to test and train. These folks are my colleagues and more importantly, my friends. Moreover, I’ll meet new professionals, ones that I can learn from and who I can hopefully provide insight to as well.” – Bill Onion “The Workshop and OneView provide me with a great understanding of the latest JD Edwards has to offer, allowing me to give our clients the experience and expertise other service providers might not possess yet. The keynotes last year were great, and I’d expect nothing less this year. And as with any event, I anticipate meeting and speaking with other Oracle partners whose service...

Dave Balser Celebrates 10 Years with Briteskies

Dave Balser Celebrates his 10 Year Anniversary with Briteskies As a senior JD Edwards consultant, Dave Balser is a key to the success of Briteskies’ JD Edwards projects, and our company. Dave’s efforts not only support Briteskies and our clients’ initiatives, but the planet as well. Through programs he’s establishing in our office, we’re all becoming more aware of our carbon footprints, and how our environment as a resource is as essential as the people within it. With our craft beers raised high: CHEERS to TEN YEARS, Dave! A long time client of Dave shares his thoughts: As a Briteskies customer, we’ve been working with Dave for about four years; during this time, we’ve known Dave to be nothing but positive and energetic. He is a dedicated worker who pays excellent attention to detail and always clearly documents his processes. Dave is open-minded and works so well with our team. He truly delivers when it comes to long-term projects. Dave brightens our days, not only with his dedication, but with his impeccable style! Dave: Congratulations on 10 years with Briteskies, and thank you for all you do! Director Bill Onion salutes Dave and his milestone: I’ve known Dave for over 15 years, and he’s simply a great guy. He’s a pleasure to work with, and he brings a fresh perspective to the team. His knowledge of JD Edwards software and his ability to help clients is amazing. His clients know that he’s a phone call away, and usually a few minute phone call will get them headed in the right direction. We’re fortunate to have Dave here as part...