Paul Esherwood
Editor in Chief
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Workday cover story preview
Workday co-CEOs Carl Eschenbach and Aneel Bhusri talk to Paul Esherwood on the next chapter for the jewel in the ERP crown.
ERP Today Live! Oracle and IBM on sustainability metrics
Ever since the Greeks minted the first coins in 610 BC there has been a universal metric to measure the things we value. The price tag.   The finance economy emerged roughly 2700 years ago when civilizations transitioned from a system of...
Infor | Jim Hannan, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT KOCH Industries, and Kevin Samuelson, CEO at Infor
What does a paper company know about ERP? Quite a bit as it turns out
Jim Hannan, chief operating officer at Koch Industries, and Kevin Samuelson, CEO at Infor, explain why a partnership between an industrial giant and a differentiated software company will lead to better outcomes for ERP customers.
Carl Eschenbach and Aneel Bhusri, Workday
New Dawn, New Workday: Carl Eschenbach to lead next chapter
Carl Eschenbach, the former VMWare executive and venture capitalist, is the new co-CEO at Workday and plans to assume full control next year. After more than 18 years at the helm, Aneel Bhusri, the co-founder of the company, will transition into a product-focused role leaving Eschenbach in sole charge. 
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Editor’s Words – thoughts from the first issue of ERP Today North America
Welcome to the first edition of ERP Today North America. We thought it was time our journalism traveled to our friends across the Atlantic.
Rob Enslin, co-CEO, UiPath
All paths lead to automation
UiPath has led the market in automation for as long as its been a thing. But fresh challenges confront co-CEO, Rob Enslin.
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Move over finance, it’s time for a new value metric
Paul Esherwood speaks with Jonathan Wright, IBM senior MD for sustainability, and Jon Chorley, Oracle chief sustainability officer.
Bill McDermott, CEO of ServiceNow
Bill McDermott: Is NOW the time to create your digital future?
Paul Esherwood speaks with Bill McDermott, CEO of ServiceNow, about his career journey, competition with vendors and what's next in line.
Christian Klein, CEO SAP
50 years of SAP: Klein says, “We’re just getting started”.
50 years ago five former IBM executives started a new conversation by forming a company called Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung.
Darren Roos CEO IFS
Darren Roos: Can IFS do for assets what Salesforce did for CRM?
Paul Esherwood speaks with Darren Roos, CEO of IFS, discussing the five P's and how these factors have influenced IFS' transformation.
Can ERP save the world?   
There’s a hypothesis in cosmology and astrophysics called the Fermi Paradox that ponders a simple question- where are the aliens?
Sanjit Biswas, CEO
The first frontier for digital transformation   
Paul Esherwood speaks with Sanjit Biswas, CEO, at their new London office to find out what makes Samsara different.
Orbis non sufficit: The race for cloud supremacy 
Are vendor boasts reminiscent of recent history, when getting rich and grabbing more played out pretty badly for most of us?
The start of a beautiful friendship
Workday’s partner strategy historically leveraged two key global relationships and a small cohort of boutique partners. EY is the only Big Four firm that doesn’t have a Workday practice and Workday’s relationships with Deloitte and Accenture have been the primary...
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Never don’t give up
Four years ago, Paul Esherwood hatched a plan for a magazine dedicated to enterprise technology long-story-short: never give up.
Punit Renjen to replace Hasso Plattner as SAP chairman
Punit Renjen, the former global CEO at Deloitte, is set to replace Hasso Plattner as the new SAP chairman. Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner, who co-founded SAP in 1972 with Dietmar Hopp, Claus Wellenreuther, Klaus Tschira, and Hans-Werner Hector, is the only remaining founder still involved in an operational role at the German software company and will retire from his position at the end of his current term.
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ServiceNow flexes its ERP credentials
Of all the emergent cloud proponents, ServiceNow is one of the few, if not the only one, that has managed to combine the growth characteristics of a start-up with the profitability of a global enterprise. Its rise in popularity and...
Aneel Bhusri Workday
All change at Workday as CEO Bhusri paves way for successor
Workday has announced the appointment of Carl Eschenbach to co-CEO, effective immediately as part of a succession plan that will see Aneel Bhusri step back from the business in a year's time. Chano Fernandez is leaving Workday, also with effective immediately.
Bill McDermott interview 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.
Christian Klein interview preview
Christian Klein, talks exclusively to Paul Esherwood in this access all interview. As SAP turns 50, Klein opens up on his journey to the CEO role, the work SAP has done on its own transformation, and discusses S/4HANA, RISE and sustainability. This 8 minutes preview forms the basis for the cover story in the June issue of ERP Today. Subscribe for free to get the full story.
ERP Today Live! S/4HANA with Jan Gilg
This session with Jan Gilg, president of S/4HANA, is focussed on SAP’s flagship ERP Product and looks at the adoption curve for S/4, how the product has developed and can be augmented by BTP through RISE with SAP.
Rob Enslin of UiPath interview: All paths lead to automation
UiPath has been the market leader in automation for as long as automation has been a thing. But a sharp decline in value as a public company and a big shift in its go-to-market strategy poses fresh challenges for new...
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Unlimited opportunities for customers with intelligent automation
Today, the remit for automation goes far beyond narrow optimisation. It's providing radical alterations in the way data, processes and humans interact. Hear how the conversation is evolving from leading technologists.
ERP Today Live! with Acumatica
John Case is the new CEO at Acumatica. 6 months into his role, we ask what has been achieved in the first half-year of his tenure and does the world really need another mid-market ERP vendor? Case discusses the traction Acumatica is getting with an increasingly focussed cohort of customers and how Acumatica’s points of differentiation help set the cloud-native ERP publisher apart from the competition.
ServiceNow CEO
ServiceNow earnings reveal a tireless appetite for growth and first shots across the bows at ERP vendors
The latest ServiceNow earnings call followed a similar theme to previous quarters: revenues up by more than 20 percent; average contract value soaring with customers paying $10m+ up 60 percent; and more than 1,500 customer with ACV more than $1m. Across every metric, ServiceNow defies the macroeconomics and industry trends – as Bill McDermott, CEO, confidently stated: “we have a tireless appetite for growth”, and their customers seem hungry.
ERP Today Live! RISE with SAP
In this session of ERP Today Live! we speak to Brian Duffy, President of Cloud at SAP, to discuss RISE with SAP and how customers of all shapes and sizes can benefit from this revolutionary way to buy, consume and implement ERP software.
ERP Today Live! RISE with SAP, Brian Duffy
In this session of ERP Today Live! we speak to Brian Duffy, President of Cloud at SAP, to discuss RISE with SAP and how customers of all shapes and sizes can benefit from this revolutionary way to buy, consume and implement ERP software.
IFS building | IFS quarter 3
Latest results a turning point for IFS
IFS has revealed another set of stellar results which confirm the business is firmly on the path to £1bn in revenue and underscores the recent valuation of $10bn following a recent recap with Hg Capital. IFS’s growth in H1 2022 is put down to acquiring net new customers as well as from the IFS install base continuing to upgrade to its IFS Cloud product. In the first 12 months of IFS Cloud’s general availability, the company reported the same number of new users as it secured over a 25-year period with previous generation software.
Talent Tech Strategies – with Unit4
The battle for talent is on! Without doubt one of the greatest challenges facing enterprises of all sizes and types is the battle for talent. Company culture is now a boardroom priority as businesses attempt to appeal to candidates that...
Oracle partners collaborate on event for EBS customers
ERP Today attended Oracle5:LIVE last month, a one-day conference in London that promised to cut through business software “techno-babble” and explore what the latest developments in the industry really mean for Oracle users.
Editor’s words: what kind of future do we want?
Our future is being designed for us and we have very little say in the process. Drucker told us we could predict the future by designing it, the only question that remains is what kind of future do we want?