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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

“Is Hidden Bias Impacting Your Logic for Selecting Application Vendors?” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 17, 2018

Because I manage both the procurement solutions and ERP strategy groups, I am in a unique position to observe the remarkable differences between the two markets.  The ERP market is one of giants – large and extra-large companies with billions in revenue (the “small” ones are only a few hundred millions in size!) vying to […]

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“The ERP Software Market: Can we, will we reach $34 billion this year?” by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 10, 2018

I always enjoy these first couple of weeks in August when things ease off slightly due to the European and North American summer holidays, and  deadlines are less urgent than the rest of the year. And because of that, it gives me a chance to do the things I’ve put off ‘till next week’ or […]

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“Embedding Artificial Intelligence in Your ERP Landscape” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 3, 2018

Embedding Artificial Intelligence in Your ERP Landscape Will You Be One Day Bring Your Own AI (BYOAI) to Work? Why not?  This idea used to be considered as Star-Trek fictional technology only. Today, most companies still think it is too early to pay attention to AI as it is not yet relevant to their current […]

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“A Roll of the Dice” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 26, 2018

When I was at University one of my professors told the class about the book ‘The Dice Man’ by Luke Rheinhart. “This is an incredibly dangerous, subversive, counter-culture book”, he said with a wry smile, “I highly suggest that you do not read it.” His obvious reverse psychology was met with enthusiasm from many of […]

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“It’s All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 20, 2018

It’s all just a little bit of history repeating? About 18 months ago, my colleagues and I were perplexed by an increase in questions about building ERP from scratch. Why would anyone want to reinvent the wheel? Hadn’t we knocked this on its head in the early 2000s? Around the same time, we began to […]

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“I Don’t Want to Worry About an ERP Strategy – Why Should I?” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 13, 2018

Some days ago, I was reading some stories to my kid before she went to sleep. In those stories, “Happily Ever After” was a common ending. This innocent moment made me think about how many of my former (and current) clients would finish their ERP initiatives stories with the same phrase. And while I could […]

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“ERP is a Marathon, and it doesn’t end at the finish line” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 6, 2018

Anyone who has been through an ERP implementation will tell you that it feels like a marathon. Vendors and System Integrators may try to sell you on the idea that it can be a sprint, but it isn’t, not in a true Agile sense or metaphorically. A marathon is a more apt metaphor because it […]

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“Take a Philosophical Approach: How ERP is Like a Car” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 2, 2018

Philosophy: the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. For several years, many of us on the ERP team have had a slide at the beginning of postmodern ERP presentations stating that “ERP is changing rapidly – faster than ever before.” Or other slides indicating that a change in thinking is necessary. […]

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“Do I Really Trust These Cloud People with My ERP?” by Joseph Provenza

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 21, 2018

As a former CIO, there was a time when I wasn’t willing to put anything of significance in the cloud.  Now, that said, the cloud has actually been around for a lot longer than the cloud has been around. By that I mean that IT shops have been using providers and infrastructure that was not […]

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“This is What the Future is Supposed to Be,” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 15, 2018

It’s that time of year again.  Vendor conference and annual User Group meeting time!  I’d always looked forward to these days as time to connect with old acquaintances with other companies, hear the latest from the vendors and meet interesting side vendors that might help you with interesting situations.  Plus, there was usually another really […]

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