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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

“Being Basic Isn’t All Bad” by Patrick Long

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 16, 2019

The cloud is a great piece of technology: it cuts down on infrastructure and allows people to work from almost anywhere. ERP systems are moving to the SaaS and IaaS models due to the ease of managing a server in the cloud (who wants to do the physical upkeep when you can have someone else […]

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“Intelligent Enterprise – A Journey that Technology Alone Will Not Get You There” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 8, 2019

The rise of the “Intelligent Enterprise” comes as the dawn era of AI and ML adoptions are increasing.  Gartner’s 2019 CIO Survey (2019 CIO Survey: CIOs Have Awoken to the Importance of AI) on AI adoption revealed an increase of 270% in interest since 2015.  The survey indicates that only 9% of organizations, across all […]

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“Resentments Under Construction” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 5, 2019

American author Anne Lamott is quoted as saying ‘Expectations are resentments under construction.’ Unfortunately transformational ERP initiatives often prove this adage to be true. As ERP teams focus on delivering all functionality on time and on budget (the ‘what’) they often miss  communicating the expected business value and its relevance to the overall organizational strategy […]

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“Into the Inferno: ERP Lessons from the Black Saturday Fires” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 25, 2019

On 7 February 2009 Victoria experienced the worst bushfires in Australian history. Black Saturday took the lives of 172 people as the fire services struggled in hellish conditions. It remains a defining moment for Australians. We can tell you in vivid detail where we were and how the horror mounted as the day wore on. […]

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“Pizza Time – or how to acquire my next ERP solution” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 18, 2019

I love pizza. But not any kind of flavor. Those close to me may have heard me say that I am not a fish guy (although I love a good fresh salmon sashimi dish). That takes Tuna out of the pizza options I care about. I also prefer a thin dough. And being crispy doesn’t […]

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“How ERP Vendors Should Compete (and what you can do to encourage it…)” by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 16, 2019

Ah, a new year, new beginnings, and renewed energies to take on the next 12 months! January is also when the final set of ‘Predicts’ reports are released. One report I wanted to highlight is Five Ways to Get Ahead in the Enterprise Application Market. This report discusses what enterprise application software vendors need to […]

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“History, Math, Technology, George Jetson and ERP” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 11, 2019

I like history.  It’s an affectation I’ve had since my school days.  It’s amazing what you can learn by studying history. Going all the way back to the Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans…and George Jetson. The Jetsons were on TV in 1965. It’s history – ask my kids. The Jetsons was supposed to take place 50 […]

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“Missing Small Free ERP Upgrades Will Cost You Big” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 9, 2019

Everyone loves free stuff. I think of Oprah telling her guests, “You get a car, you get a car!”. Around the office, it seems every optional event relies on the premise that people will only show up if free food is involved. Finally, according to official Gartner statistics, in the last 10 years, free pizza […]

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“ERP: Project or Product?” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 28, 2018

For most of my experience with ERP, I was on the consulting services side of the house.  My life was managed by Project Managers, project timesheets, project deliverables, work breakdown structures, gates, phases and go-lives.  The go-lives were the fun part, quite honestly, maybe second to the late night coding/testing sessions where nicknames were earned […]

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“Innovation Frustration” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 21, 2018

The holidays are upon us!  It’s such a blessed time to unplug from routine, enjoy family and shift from the inbox to the big picture.  When I have downtime like this I find my thoughts drifting between “wow, my favorite Christmas cookie!” to “where is all this innovation in technology taking us?”  It is the […]

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