Paul Esherwood
Thoroughly proud editor of a little start-up called ERP Today
56 Articles Published
Can a new badge save IBM?
It used to be said that no one got fired for buying IBM. But that mantra has sounded increasingly hollow for almost a decade as the once blue-riband brand of enterprise technology has seen its revenues and value consistently slide....
ERP Today launches Young Professional Network
ERP Today’s Young Professional Network (YPN) is the new resource for young professionals in the ERP ecosystem which will provide opportunities for emerging talent. The seven finalists in this year’s award event have formed the first YPN council, with Yassy...
ERP Today appoints Andy Bird and Paul Cooper to editorial committee
ERP Today is launching two new vendor channels from November where it will collate all Oracle and SAP-related content. The new monthly blogs will provide a round-up and analysis of the hottest topics in the Oracle and SAP ecosystems written...
What can we learn from the ERP project of the year?
At this year’s ERP Today Awards, Social Work England was voted the best ERP project of the year by a panel of judges that included industry heavyweights, independent analysts and seasoned media commentators. It wasn’t the biggest project the judges considered nor was it the most complex – so why did six experts agree it was the standout submission?
Can ERP save the world?
There’s a hypothesis in cosmology and astrophysics called the Fermi Paradox that ponders a simple question – where are the aliens? This thought experiment illuminates the contradiction between the absence of evidence for extraterrestrial life and the mathematical prediction that life should be evident throughout the cosmos
Can a new entrant change the game in the experience economy?
Getting the band back together is not always a prudent idea. How many times have we seen legends reform in their twilight years only to undo their previous good work and rewrite their legacy with a failed attempt at making it again?
Social Work England creates new benchmark for ERP projects
Kindness, wellbeing and mindfulness embedded as a key tenet of the project - implemented on time, to budget and already delivering benefits.
Editor’s words
What story does this tattoo tell? Sure, it’s funny that the poor lad started out with a vision for something meaningful and ended up with a permanent reminder that he should have paid more attention at school. But does that...
Global consultancies
Are they all the same and how are they meeting the growing demands from customers? When we hosted a similar session with three ERP vendors, it was quite easy to identify their different strategies, products and road maps, but of...
Oracle’s modernised partner network
Historically ERP vendors sold licences and left their partners to worry about the success, or otherwise, of the implementation thereof. In the old world, when projects took years to complete and value was an immeasurable notion, the relationship between vendor,...