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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

“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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“Agility vs. Stability – the “and” and “or” problem” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 6, 2019

Digital disruption is manifesting itself everywhere. It is almost becoming a cliché. Cloud computing and digital development capabilities create low barriers to entry across industries. Established firms are fighting off threats from startups and insurgent competitors. And it’s not going to stop anytime soon. Spotify and Netflix – started agile and have learned to scale […]

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“What the human body teaches us about ERP” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 29, 2019

I have enjoyed team sports and individual sports pretty much my entire life.  I find that the human body is capable of amazing achievements, whether in pursuit of team titles, Olympic glory, local bragging rights, or simply being “better than I was as a 20 year old”. I’m writing this en route to present at […]

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“Here Comes the Next Gartner ERP Magic Quadrant!” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 19, 2019

Just a few days ago my ERP strategy team celebrated a joyous milestone.  That milestone was kicking off the next edition of the Magic Quadrant for cloud, product-centric ERP suites.  We had a virtual party for the team to mark the occasion! Why, might you ask, is this such an exciting moment?  Let me share […]

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“Congratulations on the promotion…” by Joseph Provenza

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 12, 2019

Whether becoming a CIO was in your career plans all along, or it was the last place you thought you’d find yourself, there is that thing that everyone who has ever had the role experiences: The First Day. The weight of responsibility in the CIO role comes at you from many different directions on that […]

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“Want to Deploy Innovations to Quickly Achieve Meaningful Business Values for ERP – Think RPA” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 5, 2019

According to Gartner’s research, the RPA market grew from $519 million in 2017 to $846 in 2018, the fastest rate compared to all software subsegments (RPA Market Share 2019).  The most notable increase came from Japan where the adoption rate grew 124% from $35.7 million in 2017 to $79.9 million in 2018.  As companies are […]

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“Goodbye Business Analysts, Hello Cloud Analysts” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 1, 2019

Up until the last 5-10 years, on-premise ERP solutions dominated the IT landscape. A key role in supporting those systems was the Business Analyst. Since that time though, cloud has emerged as the new platform where most ERP functionality will be delivered. With that a new role is also coming that will replace the Business […]

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