Paul Esherwood
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Industries: the final frontier for cloud
Ever bought something new to find that it’s actually something old in a different wrapper? There are some great examples of deep domain experience, regulatory compliance and finely tuned capability - but there is also a lot of vapourware out there too. 
Boomerang hires and the importance of maintaining relationships with former employees
The battle for talent is well documented in this issue of ERP Today and virtually all large employers are in a race against time to find, hire and onboard the staff they need to meet their obligations.
Benefits of low code app development still flying under the radar, according to ServiceNow research
Businesses will begin to place a greater emphasis on low code app development in 2022, but employees still need educating on the benefits that this can bring to themselves and to their organisation, according to new research from ServiceNow. The survey...
ServiceNow beats expectations on all fronts
ServiceNow has announced financial results for its fourth quarter that beat all predictions. The highlight from the earnings call is the growing number of customers that are spending more than $1m – up by over 50 percent.
Microsoft confirms position as #1 cloud vendor
Microsoft has announced its results for Q2 and revealed stunning growth across the board including a 32 percent increase in cloud revenue – worth $22.2bn on the quarter – confirming its position as the number one cloud vendor.
IBM announces strong(ish) Q4 results
IBM has reported stronger than expected Q4 results with earnings of $3,35 per share on revenue of $16.7bn. Analysts expected IBM to announce revenues of about $16bn – the beat pushed IBM’s stock by up to 7 percent before closing...
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Heathrow Airport takes off with Oracle Cloud
Heathrow Airport has transformed its HR and finance functions with the implementation of Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, with Capgemini and Oracle Consulting combining their resources to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and deliver the programme at pace.
DXC Technology expands global partnership with ServiceNow
DXC Technology, a Fortune 500 technology services company, has announced the formation of a new global DXC ServiceNow strategic business group to deliver market-leading, cost-efficient, resilient technology services that transform enterprise service operations, built on DXC Platform X.
Deloitte and Oracle rejuvenate legacy data systems for Galderma
Deloitte and Oracle have transformed the legacy data systems of the world’s largest independent global dermatology company, Galderma, through the implementation of Deloitte SuperLedger™, a platform built on Oracle Cloud.
Lumenia’s HEADtoHEAD event set for 8th to 10th March
ERP Today is returning as media partner to Lumenia Consulting for its full-scale virtual event taking place on 8th to 10th March. The established event offers a unique opportunity for business leaders to compare leading ERP solution providers and their...
Bill McDermott and ServiceNow cover story preview
Bill McDermott is a titan of the industry and currently serves as the CEO at one of the hottest enterprise software companies in the world – ServiceNow. In an all-access interview, McDermott talks exclusively to Paul Esherwood about his life, career and the opportunity to build ServiceNow into the defining enterprise software company of the twenty-first century. This short extract previews some of the topics that we covered.
Strong SAP results reveal record cloud performance
For the fourth quarter, the company saw rapid expansion of current cloud backlog to €9.45bn, up 32 percent. Driven by strong adoption of RISE with SAP, S/4HANA current cloud backlog is up 84 percent to €1.71bn, while cloud revenue increased by 28 percent to €2.61bn.
Ex-Oracle SVP joins de Novo as NED
Clive Swan, the former SVP for application development at Oracle, has joined de Novo Solutions as non-executive director. We don’t usually cover appointments, but this hire is a significant feather in the cap for de Novo, which is effectively a...
Oracle buys Cerner in $28bn industry play
Oracle has announced the acquisition of Cerner Corporation for approximately $28.3bn. The all-cash deal will give a serious boost to Oracle’s aspirations to lead in the vertical cloud battleground - with healthcare and health services being their number one priority.
ServiceNow and Qualtrics partner up reuniting McDermott with his last SAP acquisition
ServiceNow and Qualtrics have announced the availability of new joint capabilities that enable companies to deliver personalised service experiences. The partnership between Qualtrics and ServiceNow re-establishes a connection between ServiceNow CEO, Bill McDermott, and the company that he bought during the final months of his tenure at SAP.
Oracle cloud revenue up 22 percent as stock soars
The news boosted Oracle’s share price by nearly 16 percent on Friday pushing the value of the company to more than $280bn. The rally also boosted Larry Ellison’s personal fortune by $16bn to a staggering £135bn making him the world’s fourth richest person, one spot behind Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.
ERP Today Live! with Anwen Robinson, GM & SVP, Infor UK
Anwen Robinson joined Infor as UK General Manager and SVP back in February 2021. Now settled in the role and ready to share her plans for the region - we had a lot of fun discussing what had been achieved so far, Infor's commitments to industry specificity, creating an identity for the Infor in the UK and what that means for customers.
Paul Kurchina joins ERP Today as Global Brand Ambassador
Paul Kurchina, former board director of ASUG and respected SAP analyst, has joined ERP Today as its first global brand ambassador and advisor. Kurchina is considered by both industry and technology corporations as an information technology visionary and internationally respected builder of teams and communities.
ERP Today Live! On the cloud vs. in the cloud, with Infor
This is the third session in a 3 part series looking back at articles we wrote in 2019 so we can find out if our predictions were correct and what’s changed in the last 2 years. This session focusses on the difference between being on the cloud and in the cloud.
Salesforce stock dips despite strong Q3 as Benioff lays ground for transition
Salesforce stock dipped 6 percent in extended trading, despite announcing solid results for its third quarter of fiscal 2022 ended October 31, 2021. It also announced the appointment of Bret Taylor as the company’s co-CEO – a move that some expect to signal the start of a transition of leadership.
ERP Today Live! Digital competencies for a robust finance function, with Infor
This is the second session in a 3 part series looking back at articles we wrote in 2019 so we can find out if our predictions were correct and what’s changed in the last 2 years. This session focusses on digital competencies, with a particular emphasis on the finance function, and back in 2019 we wrote: ‘In every vertical market there will be winners and losers and it is likely that the victors will share some common DNA while the defeated will unfortunately bear the same characteristics.”
ERP Today Live! Platforms are the key to enterprise modernisation – with Infor
This is the first in a 3 part series looking back at articles we wrote in 2019 so we can find out if our predictions were correct and what’s changed in the last 2 years. This session focusses on platforms...
Automation Anywhere and Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust launch white paper series
Automation Anywhere and Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH) are collaborating on a series of white papers that outline their vision of how automation can serve as a force for good across the global healthcare industry and public sector. The...
Mike Etting of Unit 4 interview by Paul Esherwood, Mayfair, London | Unit4 Q2
Unit4 acquires Compright to support compensation management and planning
Unit4 has extended its SaaS compensation planning capabilities with the acquisition of Compright, a comprehensive compensation planning solution with customers in over 40 countries. The acquisition enhances the capabilities of Unit4’s ERPx, with customers now able to automate the entire...
New analysis from Priority Software reveals ERP trends for 2022
Innovations in technology platforms and ERP systems will be a natural progression of digital transformation, according to new analysis from Priority Software. The ERP vendor, which is based in Israel, says that ERP trends will continue to be driven by...
Unit4 announces ‘Industry Mesh’ to deliver seamless integrations
Unit4 announces the launch of Unit4 Industry Mesh – a new multi-tenant cloud service available as part of the ERPx cloud platform that delivers industry-specific ERP and packaged integrations for mid-market organisations. Industry Mesh builds upon the value of ERPx...
UKISUG research reveals 30 percent of UK SAP customers don’t know what RISE is
Research from the UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG), the independent not-for-profit organisation representing all users of SAP software, has revealed that a staggering 30 percent of SAP customers it polled had never heard of RISE with SAP. Only one...
Agilyx Group to expand into Ireland
Agilyx Group has announced it will be opening a new office in the Republic of Ireland to strengthen its position in the EMEA region. The move will enhance Agilyx Group’s ability to deliver transformational change on a global scale with...
ERP Today launches Young Professionals Network
ERP Today’s Young Professionals 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 Live! Young Professionals Network Launches
An ERP Today first! Yassy Shayesteh, newly appointed chair of the ERP Today Young Professional Network, interviews Melissa Di Donato, CEO at SUSE, to ask why nurturing young talent is so important and to find out what all young professionals...