Let’s be honest: With all the time you spend working in your company’s ERP, you probably feel like quite the expert. And we don’t disagree! Spend that much time with a program and you’re bound to grow your expertise whether you planned to or not. You might even be enough of an expert that you’re the one everybody else comes to with their questions.

So how do you compare to other ERP experts? We’ve assembled a list of top 10 ERP thought leaders to check out and follow for even more ERP expertise.

This comprehensive guide ranks the top thought leaders in ERP based on their social media presence and publishing frequency. These rankings highlight the thinkers with the biggest impact on the present and future of ERP by analyzing who is speaking the loudest to the largest audience.


2018 Top 10 ERP Thought Leaders

Name Description Twitter Followers LinkedIn Followers YouTube Videos Book Credits 2018 Blog Posts Score
Cindy Jutras Cindy Jutras is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. Utilizing 40 years of corporate experience and specific expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, customer service, and business performance management, Cindy has spent the past 10+ years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology. 4313 500 7 1 9 2
Eric Kimberling Eric Kimberling is an expert in organizational change management, project management, implementation, and evaluations of ERP systems. His extensive experience includes ERP software selection, organizational change management, implementation, project management, and benefits realization. In addition to his extensive ERP experience, Eric has also helped clients with merger and acquisition business integration, via strategic planning, business process reengineering, and Six Sigma. He further demonstrates his innovative and unparalleled industry experience as the lead facilitator of a weekly webinar series. 13400 11945 42 0 >71 3.5
R Ray Wang Ray Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Personify, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a prominent and dynamic keynote speaker and research analyst working with clients on digital, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce, and big data. 120,000 14384 73 2 51 5
Louis Columbus Louis Columbus is currently serving as Principal, IQMS. Previous positions include product management at Ingram Cloud, product marketing at iBASEt, Plex Systems, senior analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at Cincom Systems, Ingram Micro, a SaaS start-up, and at hardware companies. He is also a member of the Enterprise Irregulars. His background includes marketing, product management, sales, and industry analyst roles in the enterprise software and IT industries. 25,700 3190 0 3 200 3.5
Nick Castellina Nick Castellina was the Vice President and Research Group Director for Aberdeen’s Business Planning and Execution practice. Aberdeen’s Business Planning and Execution research practice examines industry trends surrounding enterprise-level applications and the ways in which those tools aid in business planning and execution. He currently serves as the Director of Industry and Solution Strategy at Infor. 13,800 1602 8 0 9 2.5
Frank Scavo Frank Scavo is Strativa’s President. With over 30 years of experience, he has led or participated in business strategy, IT strategy, and business improvement projects for organizations in a broad range of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, foods, consumer products, wholesale and retail distribution, high tech electronics, healthcare, and information services. He is especially skilled at formulating business strategy, developing IT strategy, and evaluating alternative technologies and solutions for enterprise-wide systems. Frank is a accomplished public speaker and skilled at group facilitation. 7,389 487 13 0 5 2
G. Brett Beaubouef For the past twenty years Brett Beaubouef has helped customers select, implement, and manage ERP solutions across five industries (manufacturing, professional services, staffing, retail, and telecommunications). Business process knowledge and experience includes human resources, benefits, compensation, recruiting, time and attendance, finance, resource scheduling, contract administration, services procurement, sales, billings, project accounting, and project/portfolio management. Selection experience includes evaluation of ERP software, implementation services, and Cloud providers. Brett excels at sharing his knowledge and experience with customers/industry through his blog (ERP the Right Way!) and by authoring a book on maximizing ERP investments. 7343 3702 0 1 0 2
Holger Mueller Holger Mueller is VP and Principal Analyst for Constellation Research covering Next Generation Apps and Human Capital Management. Holger provides strategy and counsel to key clients, including Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Product Officers, Chief HR Officers, investment analysts, venture capitalists, sell side firms, and technology buyers. 40,300 7315 335 0 35 3.5
Simon Porter Simon Porter is a General Manager with broad experience in all aspects of channels, marketing, sales, and deal making. He has direct experience in establishing international start up businesses as well as leading large $bn units in the software and services fields, enabling sales and marketing to capture the new delivery and consumption models of SaaS & Cloud as well as reaching new buyers with digital and social marketing techniques. 153,000 10,618 1 0 0 3
Luke Marson Luke Marson is an experienced solution architect and widely-recognized expert in SuccessFactors and SAP ERP HCM. He provides end-to-end HR and HR technology strategy, advisory, assessments, roadmaps, transformation, optimization, and implementation services for large, global enterprise customers. Proven expertise in SuccessFactors Employee Central and integrating SuccessFactors with SAP ERP HCM, as well as working with customers on assessing cloud migration and building adoption roadmaps and strategies. 6388 11125 4 1 2 2.5

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