Guest Contributors

Oracle’s move to vertically-focussed sales teams
At the turn of Oracle’s financial year in June, they restructured a large number of their sales teams to be more industry-focussed. This could be because Oracle is already experiencing more success in settings where vertical expertise is important - they are listed at #6 in the Cloud Wars ranking but have reached #3 in Industry Cloud rankings.
The next generation of talent will boost our whole ecosystem
The last 18 months have chan-ged workforce dynamics, which gives us the opportunity to rethink how we train and retrain all of our employees, but in particular our young professionals
Pets vs Cattle 2.0: An Analogy and Approach for Modern Infrastructures
Pets vs. cattle is an analogy with modest beginnings that has grown into an industry staple. A simple Google search will spawn more than four million results and a myriad of developer memes. Although origin stories are a little hazy, the actual, original quote was ‘cattle, not pets.’
How ERP can help create a sustainable future
am going through an awakening, a realisation. This is no sudden flash of light on the staycation road to Norfolk, but a gradual, stumbling focus on how I and the club to which I belong – ‘ERPers’ - can play a part in the major challenge the world faces: global warming and the need to cut emissions.
Workday vs. ServiceNow: The Big Shift
Every decade there’s a major shift in enterprise software. In the 1970s companies bought integrated financial systems; in the 1980s and 1990s it was ERP; now it’s a wild west of tools for digital customer experiences, digital employee experiences, and AI-enabled automation
Love in a time of coronavirus
When Dr Clare Wenham from the London School of Economics was interviewed by the BBC last year about her views on local lockdowns, it was the presence of her young daughter that stole the show.  It was a real moment that...
On today’s menu: my recipe for successful ERP
It might sound strange at first, but I’d say when you’re thinking about the best way to integrate ERP as part of your business’ broader strategy, it’s worth taking a leaf out of a top chef’s recipe book. Look for...
Digital transformation is not a magic wand
Digital transformation has become a popular tech trend. Businesses aiming to succeed in today’s digital economy are shifting manual, analogue processes and systems, and transforming them with modern technology. While the goal of streamlining and updating systems and tools may...
Make change personal
Few would disagree that change is a constant, whether in our professional or personal lives. For businesses and society to improve and evolve, change is a necessity. In the world  of ERP and the change that it brings, a lot...
Breaking the Chain – Stress testing supply chains in 2021
Over the last year, UK consumers have become increasingly aware of the impact of COVID-19 on retail supply chains. While the panic over empty supermarket shelves at the start of the first lockdown has subsided. In places concerns...
Under par and counting my blessings
It is hard to believe that we are approaching a year since the first lockdown due to the pandemic. In many ways it has felt like forever and in other ways it has flown by – a year of working from home...
How to embrace organisational agility
COVID-19 forced businesses to make decisions about leadership, recruitment, finance and operations in a matter of hours. In the months following the initial shockwave...
Common Digital Transformation Myths Debunked
Using more than 1,000 enterprise cloud implementation reviews of SAP, UNIT4, Oracle HCM, Workday, UKG, ServiceNow and Cornerstone, Raven Intel debunks six common...
Three lessons now the future of work is reality
13th March. A date etched in my memory. Not because it’s a birthday or anniversary. Rather...
IBP is key to post COVID supply chains
While organisations need more visibility, modelling and planning than ever before, what are...
Third-party support: not just about money
The role of IT should be primarily about serving the business: providing the necessary infrastructure...
Retail 2.5
Imagine a world where everything that you assumed as ‘business as usual’ just stopped. Really... just stopped...
Driven by disruption
Originally put forward in a Harvard Business Review piece in 1995 by Bower and Christensen...
Supply chains post Covid-19
Supply chains for complex and costly products are always in a state of flux. But massive changes to...
Is private equity ‘dry powder’ going to ignite the SAP market?
The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global lockdown have caused a sudden and sharp...
Accelerating your Survival Strategy
It is not entirely accurate to compare all of the economic impacts of the 2008 financial crisis to the...
Pressing restart – how businesses can recover and get back to work
Throughout the period of lockdown, many organisations have found digital services indispensable...
Heart of War
The best military and commercial strategists are considering questions of long-term legitimacy...
How AI is influencing the invoicing and payment industry
Thanks to ever increasing levels of computing power and the availability of cloud services, artificial intelligence (AI) is being applied to business problems where unstructured data can be processed, and patterns understood very quickly, and more accurately than humans. AI...
Taking the plunge in lockdown…
When I started the journey that led me to move organisations, I had many concerns on my mind. Am I the right fit?
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