Guest Contributors

A robotic character pointing to a board as two smaller robotic characters look towards it | AI and robotic process automation
Where are all the robots hiding in back office?
Paul Taplin, Voyager Solutions, explores the increased role of AI and robotic process automation in back office ERP systems.
A giant tennis ball surrounded by London, England landmarks such as the Big Ben and the London Eye | Data in sports
Sports data: Why I might be the data bard of the Eisteddfod
It's the season of corporate hospitality events. Chris Gabriel discusses data in sports - and not being the Welsh James Hunt or John McEnroe.
An illustration depicting a figure stood gazing at various graphs and a cloud | Data and technology
Bet big on data literacy for public sector challenges
A cultural shift on how data and technology is perceived, understood and used is fundamental to delivering better public sector outcomes.
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Build a resilient organization ready for new global opportunities
Unit4’s CEO Mike Ettling on the global picture in business today as organizational resilience should be the watchword for every CEO.
A robot and a red head.
Our AI future – the young professional view
Reader - are you ready for a trip with me into the world of ERP Tomorrow?
A robot trying to work CHATGPT and it has caught on fire.
How to avoid a ChatGPT catastrophe
Generative AI models such as ChatGPT give much debate around their potential to transform our everyday lives. But what about in an enterprise environment?
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Did Visual Basic halt the rise of our robot overlords?
Robotic process automation (RPA) isn’t new. In the 80s, my dad ran a small engineering company. They bought their first IBM PC because it was the thing to do - and nobody could really fathom it out.
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Risk needn’t break the bank: The fix is back office innovation
With time ticking to sort operational resiliency rules, here’s how technology can help banks get to grips with risks.
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Too much data and still no strategy?
In a world overflowing with information, how can businesses start managing their data more intelligently to improve strategy?
Bored with the hybrid worker obsession? Say hi to the hyper worker
Move over Hybrid Worker, and say hello to a new generation of hyper-productive, hyper-happy and hyper-contributing Hyper Workers.
Will the macro environment redefine your business this year – or you?
ServiceNow on how organizations can redefine their businesses this year.
image of tree sapling | Sustainability
Small steps towards big sustainability goals
Rob Churchyard, global Oracle practice leader at IBM on the journey to sustainability: small steps to reach the end goal.
How flexible working makes for an ESG wonderland
The CPO at Unit4 discusses how ESG (particularly the 'S' and 'G') can make for a more productive and committed workforce in the future of work.
Leveraging digital for ESG leadership
IFS’ ESG director discusses how ESG measures have become undeniably mainstream when assessing business performance.
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The midmarket moment has arrived
If you’re reading ERP Today, you know that ERP was critical yesterday and it will remain so tomorrow.
RIP ESG? the honest truth
BML Digital's CTO reframes ESG, debunking former opinions and going beyond greenwashing to reassess changes organizations should embrace.
Saying goodbye to ERP Today
Many years of entrepreneurship have taught me it’s not enough to just start a project: you have to finish it too. We live in a society so obsessed with the new, we tend to not give a lot of time and respect to the closing of a chapter.
Personal Security
Privacy: Straitjacket or competitive advantage?
It’s simply not enough to have data anymore. To unlock value, organisations and businesses must implement a robust data strategy that enshrines a commonly understood and consistently executed set of rules and behaviours for managing data.
The Dragon has awoken and is finding its voice
In Wales, the tech dragon is well and truly roaring and finding its voice, aided and abetted by a series of business-friendly policies that encourage entrepreneurs to develop local businesses that actively contribute to the local economy.
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The fall of Babylon? Lessons for AI in the NHS
Babylon Health’s presence in the NHS should have been beautiful with its AI-based chatbot. The promise of huge savings and efficiencies was huge. In practice, it has been a spectacular failure, even by the standards of public sector IT.
Automation outlook for 2023 and beyond
Economic uncertainty, the need for automation technologies to operate seamlessly together and the rapidly increasing adoption of citizen automation programmes are converging to alter how enterprises will plan for automation in 2023.
Process automation is a people-first concept
Extracting greater functionality and productivity out of existing enterprise software landscapes has always been an important goal for IT and line of business users alike. As business priorities change and new opportunities or threats arise, there’s an almost natural reflex...
Using data to navigate the busy roads of enterprise
Anaplan's Rohit Shrivastava explains how to achieve results from a strong data foundation, even in the face of unpredictable disruption.
How AI is turning issues into opportunities
AI transformation varies by region. Can enterprise keep up with the changing tech? SAP's Ulf Brackmann discusses.
Avantra: Come on, let’s get through the mist to the cloud
Avantra: Come on, let’s get through the mist to the cloud
This is a contributed piece for ERP Today written by Tyler Constable in his role as global head of solution engineering at Avantra – a company known for its AIOps automation platform designed to drive SAP operations. Migrating SAP systems...
Industrial, Robotic
The future of automation: a hindrance or an enabler?
Automation is about efficiency, and efficiency is a priority for businesses and organisations needing to survive in an ever more competitive environment. Automation in the past revolved around updating machinery and equipment and improving processes, while new digital advances have given rise...
Process Mining
Process mining: Digital transformation lynchpin in banking & finance 
Technology is now central to the operations of almost all modern businesses, and this is especially true for organisations in the finance sector. But as the sector embraces digital transformation, are business leaders overlooking a key way to ensure they are delivering the experiences that customers need, while also trimming their own costs?
Retail technology: Time for retailers to get a grip
Retail technology: Time for retailers to get a grip
If we want to change the world for the better, it all starts with retailers, their buyers, their range, and their balance of profit with doing the right thing.
Handling complexity: should we be scared of standardisation?
Why many organisations struggle with the conflict between delivering simplification and standardisation
Artificial intelligence will revolutionise the customer journey
AI-driven actions are not only creating positive value for clients but also increasing loyalty and driving business revenue. This shows how important technology is to a company’s business strategy