25 ERP Experts, Blogs, and Influencers to Track in 2010

Updated: May 17, 2010

Experts



James Holincheck:
A research vice president at Gartner, Holincheck covers the human capital management software aspect of ERP. Prior to joining Gartner, he held positions at IQ4hire, Giga Information Group (now Forrester) and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).


Cindy Jutras: An Aberdeen analyst, Jutras boasts over 35 years of business experience in enterprise applications, specializing in manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and business performance management. She is also the author of ERP Optimization.


Eric Anderson:
President of ERP-Link Corp., a consultancy that specializes in ERP and e-business issues, Anderson spent 15 years in the trenches in various IT executive management positions for high technology systems companies before launching ERP-Link in 1998.


George Lawrie
:
A Forrester analyst, Lawrie lays claim to more than two decades of experience deploying global ERP applications in complex multinationals. He's led research into topics such as SAP deployment best practices, ERP consolidation, IT investment prioritization, global data synchronization, and trade promotion management.


R "Ray" Wang: A research analyst for enterprise strategy at Altimeter Group, Wang is behind the enterprise software blog A Software Insider's Point of View, with viewership now numbering in the millions of page views a year.


Sonia Gray: Vice president and partner with Forepoint, Gray helps businesses with the selection and implementation of business processes and technology solutions that improve efficiencies and deliver real return on their investment.


Wayne Schulz:
Founder of Schulz Consulting, Schulz has been active not only with the implementation of Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 accounting software but often helps clients design or evaluate their current accounting procedures using ERP solutions.


Albert Pang:
Pang oversees the overall direction of enterprise applications market coverage at IDC. An industry pioneer, he has spent nearly 20 years analyzing and writing about the software industry from the early days of ERP deployment to the latest innovation in Web services architecture.


Blogs


Intelligent Enterprise Blog: This site focuses on how techologies such as ERP can work together. Topics tackled include what applications companies should consider running, from ERP to CRM, as well as how to make systems work together for more automated processes.



ERP Software News Blog: A one-stop shop for the latest news and consolidation activity within the ERP market.



ERP Software Blog:
If it's software you're interested in, this group of nationwide experts is committed to assisting financial professionals in the ERP/Accounting software selection process.



BlogERP: Gartner analyst James Holincheck blogs about the human capital management software market.



Panorama Consulting Group's Blog:
ERP consultants chime in on topics ranging from ‘Overcoming ERP Project Fatigue' to ‘What is Your ERP Software and SaaS Strategy?' The site is dedicated to ERP software, ERP implementation, and organizational change management.



A Software Insider's Point of View:
Altimeter Group research analyst and partner R "Ray" Wang maintains this blog with a viewership numbering in the millions of page views a year. The site provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact the enterprise.



Technology Group International Blog:
Frequent discussion topics include recent ERP industry news, software evaluation advice, ERP best practices, industry-specific software solutions. TGI provides manufacturing and distribution software tools to small and mid-market businesses.



We Blog ERP:
With the tagline "Everything you need to know about ERP software," this blog is an excellent source of ERP-related industry news and views.



Microsoft Dynamics ERP Community Team Blog: Although far from vendor-neutral, Microsoft's blog connects readers with real-life ERP users for some valuable advice.



The Business Management Blog: ERP vendor Sage offers knowledge, tips and resources on everything from finance to marketing to ERP implementation.



The eOne Dynamics GP and CRM Blog:
Overseen by eOne, a company that develops add-on software for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, this blog discusses what's happening with Dynamics, Microsoft, Dynamics Resellers, eOne products and the future directions in business software.



Official Google Enterprise Blog:
If you're looking for news on enterprise applications, Google's enterprise blog offers details on how to make the most of its own applications and how they can fit into your organization.


Influencers


Adam Saunders: Saunders is a lecturer in the Operations and Information Management Department at the Wharton School, co-author of Wired for Innovation, and a Ph.D. candidate at MIT's Sloan School of Management. His research explores how major IT investments, like ERP systems, are changing the competitive playing field among U.S. firms and their ability to deliver returns.



Marianne Bradford
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Author of Modern ERP: Select, Implement & Use Today's Advanced Business Systems, Bradford is an associate professor at North Carolina State University. Her book focuses on the broader aspects of ERP including database technology, business process reengineering, process mapping, risk, auditing, and core functionality.



John Reed: An independent SAP analyst, Reed helps companies in the SAP ecosystem increase their community presence and market traction by developing strategies for social networking, inbound lead generation, and SAP talent management.



Seth Ravin: President of Rimini Street, Ravin is a 25-year enterprise software industry veteran who pioneered the third party enterprise software support industry and has been named one of the 25 next-generation leaders of the enterprise software industry by The Enterprise Software Observer. Rimini Street currently offers support services for Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and SAP products.



Eric Kimberling: President at Panorama Consulting Group, Kimberling spent 15 years consulting at firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers and SchlumbergerSema before launching his independent consulting firm. His background spans ERP organizational change management, implementation project management and software selection. Over the years, clients have included Kodak, Samsonite, Coors, Duke Energy, and Lucent Technologies.

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