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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

“Tell Me a Story – The Art of Stating a Case for ERP” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 21, 2018

The variations in ERP strategies and business cases are breathtaking. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be long, short, brief, detailed and every combination in between.  Some are one page and others are War and Peace. There is one commonality though – they tend to focus on the technical, which makes sense. […]

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“To Suite or Not To Suite – Digital Business Requires a Different Approach to ERP” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 14, 2018

“Let’s keep it simple – we will buy one ERP suite, from a top 3 vendor that sells solutions to enterprises in our industry and that will solve our operational data visibility, as well as provide us with a platform that will cover all our needs around new technologies like IoT, mobile interfacing and data […]

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“Will ERP Partners Get Lost in the Cloud?” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 7, 2018

There is a shift underway in IT and in ERP, the shift to the cloud. Some end user organizations are creating cloud first strategies where on-premise solutions are only considered as a last resort. Vendors are leading (and pushing) this shift with SaaS, IaaS and PaaS offerings headlining their conferences while salespersons are heavily incentivized […]

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“What Was Old is New Again” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 31, 2018

The Much Anticipated Gartner Product-Centric Cloud ERP Magic Quadrant – or ‘What Was Old is New Again’ I can’t believe that next week is September 2018! It’s been an eventful year. My associates on the ERP team and I have been posting blogs here about trends in ERP, the market, and emerging technologies. Many of […]

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“What’s next in ERP tech?” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 24, 2018

Every so often my Uncle Mase comes by for a visit. He’s a retired teacher with a healthy sense of curiosity. We have a shared love for good pizza, fall weather and Philadelphia Eagles football. For some reason, my IT background and experience amuses him: I’m his “favorite geek”. I really hope there are others […]

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“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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