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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

“ContinuousNEXT for ERP” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 13, 2018

Last month Gartner held its annual Symposium/ITxpo event in Orlando. It was a fantastic gathering and I would recommend all readers attend it next year or another ITxpo at one of the 8 other locations around the globe. One of the key concepts shared was the ContinuousNEXT approach to driving digital transformation. Change is constant […]

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“We don’t just want intelligent apps – we want Skynet…” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 5, 2018

  I was speaking with a Gartner client at an onsite visit late last year about their ERP strategy.  After a high level discussion of scope, the conversation moved to questions about new technologies being applied to enterprise applications. Of particular interest was how the major ERP vendors are investing in AI and Machine Learning […]

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“Agile ERP?  Agile ERP!” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 26, 2018

There’s an interesting phenomena I’ve noticed within the ERP world over the past few years.  There’s this idea of agility within Enterprise Applications, and more specifically ERP.  It started from a general idea of “business agility”.  Indeed, if ERP had all the data, then there must be some way to get data out of it.  […]

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What to Do With RPA

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 18, 2018

RPA (robotic process automation) is hot!  This term – which refers to small “bots” that automate manual tasks – has ranked between #5 and #7 in searches on over the summer.  To satisfy the demand for information on RPA, Gartner has published many works on the subject, including a market guide and several deployment […]

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“What’s All This Talk about Cost Optimization?” by Joseph Provenza

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 12, 2018

There is a lot of discussion on the topic of cost optimization these days, especially in midsize enterprises (MSEs). That is not hard to understand given limited budgets and other constraints of smaller organizations. But this is not any different than it has been over the years as organizations are always looking for ways to […]

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“The Rise of Planet of the Apps” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 4, 2018

The Rise of Planet of the Apps – The Diminishing Era of Human and Business Interactions Isn’t it true?  Our daily lives today revolve around using apps to complete tasks in minutes that otherwise would have taken hours if not days.  For example, I lost my debit card three days ago and when I access […]

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“For Those About To ERP, We Salute You” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 28, 2018

I never wanted a career in IT. From an early age I wanted to be a rock star. My older brother introduced me to hard rock, punk and heavy metal and that was all I was interested in. When I looked at my early guitar heroes Jimmy Page, James Williamson, Peter Green, Ace Frehley, John […]

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“Tell Me a Story – The Art of Stating a Case for ERP” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 21, 2018

The variations in ERP strategies and business cases are breathtaking. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be long, short, brief, detailed and every combination in between.  Some are one page and others are War and Peace. There is one commonality though – they tend to focus on the technical, which makes sense. […]

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“To Suite or Not To Suite – Digital Business Requires a Different Approach to ERP” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 14, 2018

“Let’s keep it simple – we will buy one ERP suite, from a top 3 vendor that sells solutions to enterprises in our industry and that will solve our operational data visibility, as well as provide us with a platform that will cover all our needs around new technologies like IoT, mobile interfacing and data […]

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“Will ERP Partners Get Lost in the Cloud?” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 7, 2018

There is a shift underway in IT and in ERP, the shift to the cloud. Some end user organizations are creating cloud first strategies where on-premise solutions are only considered as a last resort. Vendors are leading (and pushing) this shift with SaaS, IaaS and PaaS offerings headlining their conferences while salespersons are heavily incentivized […]

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