Paul Esherwood
Editor in Chief
122 Articles Published
Microsoft and SAP share the love in new mega deal
Microsoft has chosen RISE with SAP on Microsoft Cloud, making it the first public cloud provider to adopt the solution. Microsoft and SAP have a long track record of collaboration and the Redmond giant has run large parts of its internal operations on SAP ERP for decades. However, the announcement that Microsoft has signed up to RISE with SAP to deploy S/4HANA Cloud (private edition) is still a huge endorsement of SAP’s cloud credentials - considering Microsoft has its own cloud ERP solution in the form of Dynamics 365.
ERP Today Live! International Women’s Day
Paul Esherwood talks to Abigail Allman, CMO at ERP Dynamics and Steph Poore, sales manager at IFS on International Women's Day. #breakthebias - is the industry doing enough? If you work in the ERP sector - male or female - check out #womeninerp - a community support network for the ERP community.
Workday results top revenue estimates but fall down at profit, again
Workday has announced results for Q4 2022 and full year ended 31 January 2022, revealing an operating loss of $101m on the quarter and an overall loss of $116.5m for the year. For Q4 2022, total revenues were $1.38bn, up 21.6 percent against the same period last year with subscription revenues at $1.23bn, an increase of 22.2 percent. For the full fiscal year 2022, Workday recorded revenues of $5.14bn, an increase of 19 percent compared to last year.
IBM bolsters Azure capabilities with Neudesic acquisition
IBM has acquired Neudesic, the US cloud services consultancy specialising in the Microsoft Azure platform. Headquartered in California, Neudesic has more than 1,500 cloud and data experts located across the US and in India and provides the full scope of digital transformation services.
Dream Big
Bill McDermott Dreams Big. His aspirations are not bound by convention nor are they constrained by tradition. They are driven by a conviction that anything is possible and we all have the ability to reimagine our future on whatever scale we conceive.
Editor’s Words: capability and complexity
In a previous editorial, I quoted Tom Peters who famously said: “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention” - but that sentiment is already outdated.
Being #2 set the stage for #1 in cloud ERP
Oracle has been on a journey of self-reflection over the last few years.The once brash and spiky vendor has reinvented itself with a new customer-centric narrative, a modernised partner network and a portfolio of products that has escalated it to the undisputed position as the world’s leading cloud ERP vendor.
Partnerships key to mass-adoption
When the world’s largest consulting firms like Accenture, Deloitte and EY start talking about a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ the rest of the world better sit up and take note
Cute acquisitions augment the core offering
ServiceNow is building-out its offering with highly targeted acquisitions that enrich the core proposition rather than making huge plays that history knows are sometimes difficult to integrate. 
Tech Trends Report 2022
The Deloitte Tech Trends report is in its thirteenth year and looks at current, emerging and future technology trends. It is essential reading for any digital leader and is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive and thorough reports of its kind.