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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

“What will my next -car- ERP choice be?” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 22, 2019

“What will my next car ERP choice be?” by Denis Torii I recently bought a new car. One that took me a couple of months to choose in fact. The “need” to buy a new car was triggered by a visit I made to the dealership some months ago. During one of the so-called “regular […]

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“The Great ERP Heist: Capture Value Quickly with Agile Product Teams” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 15, 2019

Some of my favorite movies are heist films: Inception, Heat, Ocean’s Eleven, and Mission Impossible, to name a few. These are actually similar to ERP in many ways. They usually start with an introductory challenge that pushes the ringleader to concoct a plan, *the heist*, to overcome the challenge. For application leaders, their challenge is […]

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“What the America’s Cup Can Teach Us About ERP” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 7, 2019

The America’s Cup for yacht racing was originally the 100 Pounds Cup when placed in competition in 1851 at the World’s Fair in Britain. That year America won the competition decisively with an advanced design for yacht racers in an age when Britannia ruled the waves. From there, the United States embarked on what would […]

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“ERP and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 1, 2019

*This is a very close approximation of my motorcycle, before a deer tried to play chicken with me. I miss my motorcycle. Its’ been 12 years since I last piloted a motorcycle.  Would love to do it now, but a crash, nerve damage from injuries and family duties all conspire against me.  Sometimes, it seems […]

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“Can You Believe the Vendors DID THAT?” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 22, 2019

Its only February and I’ve already had multiple conversations this year with analysts on my team who are frustrated over something a vendor in their space did.  Vendors fail to develop their channel partners; they fail to leverage their success in one segment into success with another, even when their clients want and need them […]

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“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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