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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 Implications of Adopting the “Wrong” Cloud ERP” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 18, 2020

Some lines of business are circumventing IT and going after their own selection of Cloud ERP without a clear understanding of what exactly they are adopting.  As vendors are looking to promote various hosting models for ERP, and yes Gartner’s analysts have heard of them all, it is a jungle out there for end users.  […]

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“Weighing choices (or How do you want your kitchen to look?)” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 31, 2020

This week was a heavy-loaded one. Lots of great conversations with clients and nice thoughts and meetings that will lead to some writing throughput. On the personal side, not much, but the same old pandemic challenges: homeschooling, home office, confinement stress. But besides the challenges, a new thing came up this week: home improvement plans. […]

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“Back to School” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 13, 2020

It is that time of year when kids start heading back to school. This is not a normal year though. Depending on your region, school may take a different form this time. It could be entirely virtual classes, in-person teaching with social distancing, or a hybrid approach mixing the two. We are in a unique […]

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“The Gartner ERP Magic Quadrant is here! Find your horse in this race.” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 27, 2020

The Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product Centric Enterprises has arrived!  We published the Critical Capabilities for Cloud ERP for Product Centric Enterprises too.  So much content!  For those with Gartner accounts, you will find a wealth of information in both documents.  As a teaser for those thinking about becoming Gartner customers, below is […]

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“The 2020 ERP Market: Single dip or double dip ahead?” by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 17, 2020

Hard to believe, but we are more than half way through the year and as is tradition we use this time to update our year end and beyond forecast. Now for many years we’ve been quite optimistic, but unfortunately this is not a normal year. So from a +9% growth in 2019, we’re now looking […]

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Register Now for Free Gartner Panel Discussion: Adapt Core Business Apps (ERP, Procurement, Finance, HCM) to Lead COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 3, 2020

July 9 2020 – EDT:  11:00  BST:  14:00 Register HERE Come listen in to analysts Paul Schenck, Ron Hanscome, Micky Keck and John Van Decker COVID-19 severely altered existing plans for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other core system upgrades and projects. Application leaders face uncertainty over future budgets and higher-than-usual demands for application agility […]

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“Out Of Unplanned Disruption Comes New Opportunity – A Snakehead Story” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 1, 2020

In 2002, the first snakehead fish was found in a pond in Crofton, Maryland.  By 2020, this destructive invasive species could be found all over the U.S. East Coast from the Maryland Chesapeake Bay all the way up to the state of Maine.  With no known natural predators, many states have encouraged anglers and fishermen […]

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“SAP S/4HANA Application Services Magic Quadrant: To Lead or not to Lead, that is the question” by Fabio Di Capua

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 17, 2020

Since joining Gartner 4 years ago, every client has challenged me with this Hamletic question on which provider they should pick amongst the ones in the Magic Quadrant. One of my friends, a Global CIO for a $8Bn company once told me: “service provider selection is very easy, just pick the top vendor in the […]

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“The ERP Orchestra: A Beautiful Listening Experience” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 1, 2020

As companies are looking to build the flexibility and agility into their operations that Postmodern ERP and Enterprise Business Capabilities (EBC) has talked about for years, there is an interesting dynamic taking place. Business boundaries are blurring; the distinctions between who is an ERP company, a service provider, a hyperscaler, a systems integrator is harder […]

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“How Midsize Enterprise CIOs Can Reduce Their ERP Customization” by Alexander Buschek

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 18, 2020

When I was a CIO in midsize enterprises before I joined Gartner a little more than a year ago, I had to deal with a highly customized ERP system. Users insisted on customizations that basically only prevented them from doing one more click. The vendor (I don’t tell you who it was, because the pattern […]

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