Adrian Bridgwater
Experienced technology editor covering software and applications
33 Articles Published
Workday at Google: a ‘cloud-based people system’
Almost everyone has had a tough job that they really found hard to cope with on a professional level at some point in their lifetime. In those kinds of roles, the Human Resources (HR) function can feel like quite an...
Epicor SecturaSOFT deal: ERP goes heavy metal
The strategic stratagem scrutinisers at Epicor have teamed the company’s industry-specific enterprise ERP software in a new partnership integration with SecturaSOFT. Known as an independent software vendor (ISV) focused on developing web-based applications for the metal fabrication industry, SecturaSOFT will...
UiPath: ERP is ripe for RPA, business bots get busier
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Of all the application use cases for Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the world of ERP is a perfect attack surface. With so many essentially repeatable core tasks and processes, ERP has...
Lemongrass mixes strategic multi-cloud combo cocktail
Sometime after the PC revolution, the summer of love and the eventual arrival of the so-called information superhighway, enterprise organisations in every vertical realised that they needed a technology strategy. These days known by the now hackneyed term digital transformation,...
ERP needs smarter (than the average bear) code testing
It’s a simple enough truism to state. People (by which we mean C-suite managers, systems-level software engineering professionals and plain old users) think that ERP systems are generally large-scale robust systems that have a highly robust degree of strength and...
Will low-code / no-code drive or fix ERP technical debt?
It’s easy to jump on a bandwagon, especially in technology circles. When the next ‘killer app’ comes along (or the next Twitter starts to emerge), every protagonist, futurist, evangelist (and possibly a few tech-polygamists) wants a share of voice and a slice of the market pie.
Living the EAM Dream: How asset management has changed
Asset Performance Management (APM) is the evolution of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), so how will this technology now be applied inside the Industry 4.0 universe to give us the Maintenance 4.0 intelligence we will need to keep running?
SAP Ariba ‘buys’ into speedier route to Amazon Business 
There’s a fleeting moment during SAP technology conference keynotes when the company posts up a slide that displays all its brands. With some homegrown products (SAP HANA, SAP Leonardo etc.) and some acquired brands (SuccessFactors, Concur, Fieldglass, Hybris etc.) that...
ServiceNow tech guru appointed Sapphire Systems CIO 
The colour palette of connections was logically laid out in the stars.  Ex-SAP CEO Bill McDermott left the German softwarehaus after many years to lead ServiceNow. Once a favourite at the SAP Sapphire user event, McDermott’s New York keynote drawl...
Why ERP needs an enterprise data fabric 
The use of analytics in ERP [data & development] shops, suites, software solutions and systems is no longer news. We have been applying big data analytics to the ERP landscape for many moons now and no significant system worth its...