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Top ERP Thought Leaders

by | Feb 20, 2014 | Influencer Lists,

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are used by large organizations to integrate business processes across various departments, and optimize their workflow. However, recent research from Gartner asserts that traditional (or “legacy”) ERP solutions are under threat from cheaper, more flexible systems as cloud-based solutions continue to mature. Industry giants SAP and Oracle have responded to this increasing competition from smaller vendors by changing their mix of on-premises and cloud offerings.

As the ERP landscape continues to evolve amid this disruption, so too does the conversation around the subject. We looked at the Twitter conversations around related hashtags such as #erp and #erpsoftware, using PageRank analysis to surface the most influential stakeholders talking about ERP today. From this, we produced a list of influencers, as well as a network map of the connections between them.

Network Map – Top 50 ERP Thought Leaders (click to enlarge)

The network includes a wide range of stakeholders, from industry experts, analysts, thought leaders, consultants and writers to representatives of ERP vendors large and small such as SAP, Oracle, Sage, Plex Systems and Acumatica…

…wait, what’s that – you wish you could see a ranking and network map of the most influential organizations within the ERP industry, so you can see for yourself which firms are vying for dominance? Well certainly you can, because we put all of that analysis together for you in one neat download.

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The Top 50 ERP Thought Leaders

RankTwitter HandleNamePageRank (Normalised)
1@ERP_cindyjutrasCindy Jutras100
2@rwang0R Ray Wang41.47
3@LouisColumbusLouis Columbus37.43
4@erickimberlingEric Kimberling31.97
5@pjtecPJ Jakovljevic30.79
6@nickcastellinaNick Castellina23.44
7@fscavoFrank Scavo16.44
8@gbeaubouefG. Brett Beaubouef15.82
9@lyleekdahlLyle Ekdahl15.66
10@holgermuHolger Mueller14.05
11@Sergiolat_Sergio Martínez13.69
12@ChLetellierChristophe Letellier13.03
13@WatServLtdTom Doerner11.92
14@AmalioFDAmalio Fdez-Delgado10.58
15@mkrigsmanMichael Krigsman9.26
16@ggheorghiuGabriel Gheorghiu8.13
17@SAP_JarretJarret Pazahanick7.92
18@simonlporterSimon Porter7.81
19@dbmooreDennis Moore6.85
20@milesaheadTrevor Miles6.84
21@SoftwareGuruCPABob Palmer6.56
22@AlanCharlesMannAlan Mann6.43
23@Aleksey_TECAleksey Osintsev6.38
24@jlnorwoodJames Norwood6.37
25@lukemarsonLuke Marson6.09
26@paulhamermanPaul Hamerman5.86
27@OracleTimTim Hughes5.85
28@smist08Stephen Smith5.52
29@DavidTurner1David Turner5.49
30@RCKleinRobert Klein5.24
31@Dana_GardnerDana Gardner5.16
32@jasonaverbookJason Averbook4.96
33@InFullBloomUSNaomi Bloom4.81
34@David_HardstaffDavid Hardstaff4.71
35@MTHeiMartin Heisig4.55
36@DanAldridge1Dan Aldridge4.26
37@abondeAllen Bonde4.22
38@simbeckhampsonPaul Simbeck-Hampson4.12
39@rhsmithvlRobin Smith4.05
40@stefangrahnStefan Grahn4.02
41@SteveBognerSteve Bogner4.02
42@avillaes_esAntonio Villaespesa4.00
43@heidimelinHeidi Melin3.83
44@Tim_PurcellTim Purcell3.68
45@avlconsultingAnne Vinagre3.64
46@fcharlesFrédéric Charles3.39
47@TheCloud_AmieeAmiee Keenan3.39
49@CyrillSchmidCyrill Schmid3.18
50@Erwan_philippeErwan Philippe3.13


Do you want to know more influencers (maybe you reckon you were no. 51, or you are more interested in the less well-known influencers)? Are you looking for more in-depth analysis and insights into trends within the ERP market (or any other market for that matter)? Well then,





Top Thought Leaders

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