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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

“Family Vacations and ERP” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 1, 2019

Guess I should have learned with National Lampoon’s Vacation (the old movie from 1983 with Chevy Chase). Family vacations can be hectic. A couple of weeks ago, I took some family time, going around California to visit Disneyland and some other places. While I have many good memories of those days (“vacation time can never […]

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“An ERP Fairy Tale – No So Grimm After All” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 22, 2019

Once upon a time in a land not so far away there were three public sector organizations known as Public Information for Government Services (PIGS). They were rather small and didn’t have large budgets but they were hard working and dedicated. They knew that their IT systems were old and outdated and the expectations of […]

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“So, What Are You Going to Be for Halloween?” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 15, 2019

I was with my grandkids this past weekend and the subject of Halloween came up. I asked each of them what they were going to be for Halloween and got several standard responses: “a Snow Fairy”, “Spiderman”, “a Ballerina”… it’s fun reliving this with my grandkids.  Years ago I was an executive at a consulting […]

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“A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 8, 2019

Cried King Richard III, in the battlefield of Bosworth.  At least, according to William Shakespeare.   Was it the fact that there were no more horses on the battlefield?  Apparently not, as his loyal councilor Catesby offered to find another horse.  Was it that Richard was completely incompetent with that horse?  Not according to Shakespeare, who […]

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“Yeah, Integration!  Yeah Toast!” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 30, 2019

When I was a child, my family regularly took long car trips to visit out-of-state relatives.  To pass the time, my sisters, mother and I would sing songs and listen to comical music.  One of my favorite songs from this time was Heywood Banks’  “Toast.”   This half-song, half skit plays hilarious homage to the most […]

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“Expense Reports: Still necessary, but it doesn’t have to be painful.” by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 20, 2019

With the summer holidays fading into the background, business travel is starting to pick up again. And with business travel comes the souvenir you can’t avoid… Yep the expense report! Some employees take a more extreme view and don’t bother to submit for reimbursement or they leave it till they can no longer ignore it […]

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“Trust, but Verify” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 13, 2019

Trust, but Verify – Where systems integration heads north, automated business processes head south, and a happy ending for the customer because manual processes still exist Recently I took a business trip to a country in Europe and my airline reservation was booked through a well-known travel agency and airline company U.  On the day […]

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“Do Your RFP Like Your Laundry” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 5, 2019

Doing your laundry isn’t fun, it is a chore. The same can be said about the RFP process for your new ERP. I am not going to tell you there is a way to make it fun, but there are ways to make it faster and less onerous. Like laundry, an RFP can be a […]

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“ERP Trends – the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for Postmodern ERP” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 19, 2019

“Nobody cares about ERP anymore”. That is a statement that I’ve been hearing through the years. Well, my team’ YoY growing workload shows that this is far from the truth. And one of the inquiries we get a lot is about how can CIOs and application leaders improve how their ERP strategies can support their […]

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“A Tale Full of Sound and Fury” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 9, 2019

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And […]

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