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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

“A Tale Full of Sound and Fury” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 9, 2019

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And […]

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“Agility vs. Stability – the “and” and “or” problem” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 6, 2019

Digital disruption is manifesting itself everywhere. It is almost becoming a cliché. Cloud computing and digital development capabilities create low barriers to entry across industries. Established firms are fighting off threats from startups and insurgent competitors. And it’s not going to stop anytime soon. Spotify and Netflix – started agile and have learned to scale […]

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“What the human body teaches us about ERP” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 29, 2019

I have enjoyed team sports and individual sports pretty much my entire life.  I find that the human body is capable of amazing achievements, whether in pursuit of team titles, Olympic glory, local bragging rights, or simply being “better than I was as a 20 year old”. I’m writing this en route to present at […]

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“Here Comes the Next Gartner ERP Magic Quadrant!” by Debbie Wilson

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 19, 2019

Just a few days ago my ERP strategy team celebrated a joyous milestone.  That milestone was kicking off the next edition of the Magic Quadrant for cloud, product-centric ERP suites.  We had a virtual party for the team to mark the occasion! Why, might you ask, is this such an exciting moment?  Let me share […]

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“Congratulations on the promotion…” by Joseph Provenza

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 12, 2019

Whether becoming a CIO was in your career plans all along, or it was the last place you thought you’d find yourself, there is that thing that everyone who has ever had the role experiences: The First Day. The weight of responsibility in the CIO role comes at you from many different directions on that […]

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“Want to Deploy Innovations to Quickly Achieve Meaningful Business Values for ERP – Think RPA” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 5, 2019

According to Gartner’s research, the RPA market grew from $519 million in 2017 to $846 in 2018, the fastest rate compared to all software subsegments (RPA Market Share 2019).  The most notable increase came from Japan where the adoption rate grew 124% from $35.7 million in 2017 to $79.9 million in 2018.  As companies are […]

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“Goodbye Business Analysts, Hello Cloud Analysts” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 1, 2019

Up until the last 5-10 years, on-premise ERP solutions dominated the IT landscape. A key role in supporting those systems was the Business Analyst. Since that time though, cloud has emerged as the new platform where most ERP functionality will be delivered. With that a new role is also coming that will replace the Business […]

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“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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