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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

“The $64,000 Question: Is 2025 Real?” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 24, 2019

Analysts tend to get asked the same questions over and over as certain topics are top of mind for our clients. Questions like “what’s the average cost for ERP?,” “how long will it take to implement?,” “which ERP vendor should I choose?,” and “is there a credible alternative to <vendor>?” We jokingly say if we […]

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“ERP Single Everything – Does It Work?” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 14, 2019

Many years ago, when I started my career in consulting, I got into a project which was very interesting. That project’s goal was to roll out what they were calling at that time “One ERP” (I just realized that this name pops up every now and once in different clients/projects, so not a very original […]

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“The Not So Odd Couple: Experience and ERP” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 7, 2019

For some, the idea that ‘experience’ and ‘ERP’ can be mentioned positively in the same sentence is a scintilla away from insanity.[i] However they are not as disparate as one might think. Just as Neil Simon’s Oscar Madison had a positive impact on fellow protagonist Felix Ungar, ERP can have a very positive impact on […]

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“Learning How To Use AI Is A Learning Process” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 29, 2019

Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) have been hyped significantly in recent years as transformative technologies. No doubt they will continue to have a major impact on many aspects of our lives in the years to come. Yet today, truly transformational application of these technologies is more […]

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“What’s your best move?” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 3, 2019

Over 20 years ago, I met a guy who ended up playing a more significant part in my life then I knew at the time.  I was just starting in the world of ERP and had participated in a couple of implementations/upgrades by that time.  I attended an internal conference for the first System Integrator […]

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“Smart Technology Popping Up Everywhere” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 26, 2019

There’s been a big project underway at my house this month.  A local outfit is installing a bank of solar panels on the roof.  Due to my home’s sunny location, I expect my home will make a net contribution to the power grid most days that the sun shines! To complement the solar panels, my […]

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“The ERP Software Market: $35 billion+, 40 years in the making, but still growing nicely!” by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 19, 2019

Spring has finally arrived in the Northern hemisphere and in keeping with tradition, we also published our annual ERP market share this month! The ERP software market is mature, (some vendors trace their roots back some 40 years) but it still has plenty of life in it. And last year the ERP software market surpassed […]

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“The Futuristic World of Autonomous ERP – In Realistic Terms!” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 12, 2019

If you have followed major ERP vendors’ technology roadmap announcements for the past two years, the term “autonomous ERP” is used quite often to promote self-executing business processes as a future capability.  What I am not hearing is how to determine the trust level needed in order for organizations to allow the autonomous ERP to […]

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“If ERP” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 5, 2019

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or, being […]

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“Copernicus, Multiverses, and ERP’s Evolution” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 29, 2019

Being an analyst, you’re surrounded by a diverse set of colleagues who are curious by nature.  We come from a wide-range of career backgrounds. Most of us hold non-IT related degrees covering everything from science and medicine to fine arts and music. The skill of being an analyst is taking all of these diverse, interesting, […]

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