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Deborah R Wilson
Managing Vice President, ERP Strategy Team
12 years at Gartner
20 years IT industry

Deborah Wilson, a recovering Gartner research analyst, leads the Gartner ERP strategy research team. Read Full Bio

“The ERP Software Market: $35 billion+, 40 years in the making, but still growing nicely!” by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 19, 2019

Spring has finally arrived in the Northern hemisphere and in keeping with tradition, we also published our annual ERP market share this month! The ERP software market is mature, (some vendors trace their roots back some 40 years) but it still has plenty of life in it. And last year the ERP software market surpassed […]

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“The Futuristic World of Autonomous ERP – In Realistic Terms!” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 12, 2019

If you have followed major ERP vendors’ technology roadmap announcements for the past two years, the term “autonomous ERP” is used quite often to promote self-executing business processes as a future capability.  What I am not hearing is how to determine the trust level needed in order for organizations to allow the autonomous ERP to […]

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“If ERP” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 5, 2019

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or, being […]

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“Copernicus, Multiverses, and ERP’s Evolution” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 29, 2019

Being an analyst, you’re surrounded by a diverse set of colleagues who are curious by nature.  We come from a wide-range of career backgrounds. Most of us hold non-IT related degrees covering everything from science and medicine to fine arts and music. The skill of being an analyst is taking all of these diverse, interesting, […]

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“What will my next -car- ERP choice be?” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 22, 2019

“What will my next car ERP choice be?” by Denis Torii I recently bought a new car. One that took me a couple of months to choose in fact. The “need” to buy a new car was triggered by a visit I made to the dealership some months ago. During one of the so-called “regular […]

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“The Great ERP Heist: Capture Value Quickly with Agile Product Teams” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 15, 2019

Some of my favorite movies are heist films: Inception, Heat, Ocean’s Eleven, and Mission Impossible, to name a few. These are actually similar to ERP in many ways. They usually start with an introductory challenge that pushes the ringleader to concoct a plan, *the heist*, to overcome the challenge. For application leaders, their challenge is […]

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“What the America’s Cup Can Teach Us About ERP” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 7, 2019

The America’s Cup for yacht racing was originally the 100 Pounds Cup when placed in competition in 1851 at the World’s Fair in Britain. That year America won the competition decisively with an advanced design for yacht racers in an age when Britannia ruled the waves. From there, the United States embarked on what would […]

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“ERP and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 1, 2019

*This is a very close approximation of my motorcycle, before a deer tried to play chicken with me. I miss my motorcycle. Its’ been 12 years since I last piloted a motorcycle.  Would love to do it now, but a crash, nerve damage from injuries and family duties all conspire against me.  Sometimes, it seems […]

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“Can You Believe the Vendors DID THAT?” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 22, 2019

Its only February and I’ve already had multiple conversations this year with analysts on my team who are frustrated over something a vendor in their space did.  Vendors fail to develop their channel partners; they fail to leverage their success in one segment into success with another, even when their clients want and need them […]

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“Being Basic Isn’t All Bad” by Patrick Long

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 16, 2019

The cloud is a great piece of technology: it cuts down on infrastructure and allows people to work from almost anywhere. ERP systems are moving to the SaaS and IaaS models due to the ease of managing a server in the cloud (who wants to do the physical upkeep when you can have someone else […]

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