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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

Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster of Covid

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 29, 2020

Like most people I know, I’ve been watching movies and TV shows to pass quarantine time.   A few days ago, I checked out “Ford versus Ferrari,” an inspiring movie that shows just how impactful determination and resilience can be.  Here’s a huge shout-out to George at Whisper Ridge Backcountry Resort for suggesting it. I enjoyed […]

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“The 2020 ERP Software Market: Rocky times ahead, but hopefully a temporary setback” by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 23, 2020

Spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere, and for the first few months of the year we’ve been working on updating our annual ERP market share assessment. This is one of the most read and leveraged pieces of research we produce each year, so as you can imagine we get a lot of […]

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“Virtual Reality Meets the Daunting Age of Worldwide Epidemic” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 9, 2020

Recently I was able to acquire an Oculus Quest.  I must admit I have never been much of a fan with Virtual / Augmented Reality myself.  This perspective certainly changed now that worldwide IT conferences are being cancelled left and right with most enterprises requesting their employees to work from home. One of the coolest […]

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“Gauche, Gauche, Gauche. The Problem of Pro-CESS” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 24, 2020

Process – noun. Middle English from Latin processus (progression, course) Etymology and Entomology are often confused. Etymology (the study of words) fascinates me. Entomology (the study of things that make you scream out loud and embarrass your family in public) does not. (For a great read that will turn you into a veritable Cliff Clavin […]

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“Valentine’s Day is here, are you in love with your ERP?” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 14, 2020

Many people have their own unique wedding anniversary or other significant day (first date, first kiss, engagement, etc.) that is important in their relationship. It is their special day. However, there is one day shared among many couples, Valentine’s Day. People reflect on relationships, love, and feelings. Flower shops and chocolatiers and card companies reflect on […]

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“ERP, the Future of Applications, and the Composable Enterprise” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 27, 2020

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “ERP?” Probably not “innovative and flexible.” ERP suites of the past weren’t designed to be either. Gartner coined the term ERP in the early 1990’s to describe the expansion of MRPII to include more of an enterprise focus. The term ERP has endured for […]

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“Secure the moving target!” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 21, 2020

The future of enterprise applications is integration.   One day there will be a frictionless user experience for all users of ERP that will enable deep insights into business at a moment’s notice.  The information and insight we need will be as close as our phone, tablet, watch or personal assistant device.  The technology to pull […]

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“Not Just Talk:  Five Things You Can Do NOW to Promote Diversity &  Inclusion” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  January 13, 2020

Not Just Talk:  Five Things You Can Do NOW to Promote Diversity &  Inclusion It’s well-established fact that diverse teams outperform those that are not.  Variety in thought process, approach, background and experience bring a richness and depth to decision-making and strategy that uniformity simply can’t match.  Most of us SAY we support diversity, and […]

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“Floating Point Error at Christmas” by Alexander Buschek

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 20, 2019

Floating Point Error at Christmas Christmas Eve is the busiest time for Santa Claus. It’s delivery day. The supply-chain Santa Claus has to manage is impressive. Depending how well children behaved, Santa Claus has to deliver more than a billion Christmas presents that one night. To handle this massive supply chain Santa uses a homegrown, […]

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“Why You Should Keep the Business Team Around Long After Your ERP Project Go-Live” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  December 13, 2019

After all my years of travel and talking to customers, I often heard the same common complaint. Once an ERP implementation is completed, organizations often disbanded the business process owners / expert team, and wondered why they can’t add any more value to their ERP and business process optimization. At the same time, business domains […]

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