Brian Sommer is one of the titans of the technology services arena with more than 25 years experience in the field, 10 of which were served as the most senior director of Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture's) global Software Intelligence unit.

Articles by Brian Sommer

The next best thing since the last best thing! Some tech hype models to live by This article is sponsored by:

While ChatGPT is capturing a lot of press lately, is anyone really thinking about the hype associated with it and other all-new technologies? Are readers not being discriminating enough and accepting too much at face value? Here are some interesting models to ponder while evaluating the hype around AI and ChatGPT.

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2022 - the year in Finance This article is sponsored by:

I haven't been to Las Vegas for over two weeks now and that’s caused my travel fog to finally lift. Here are my picks for the better articles and topics affecting financial accounting technology in 2022 – plus – some thoughts on what’s to come.

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Ceridian Insights - a master class on how to work with prospects at a user conference This article is sponsored by:

Prospects can learn a lot about a potential software vendor if they only attended a vendor’s user conference. Unfortunately, they might not wrangle an invitation to the event. At the recent Ceridian Insights event, we saw its Co-CEO deliver a masterclass.

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Baylor University’s CIO gives masterclass on Cloud ERP support requirements This article is sponsored by:

Baylor University’s administrative systems, mostly HR, have undergone a lot of change during the pandemic. In an interview with CIO Jon Allen we learn about a number of continuing talent needs that customers may want to consider post-implementation. Here are the lessons learned from that effort.

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SuiteWorld 2022 – the big picture This article is sponsored by:

We generated a lot of coverage from the recent Oracle SuiteWorld event. But what were those real nuggets of insight that were found between the new product announcements and customer case studies? I put the show under the microscope and recorded these underreported observations.

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isolved raises the (right) issues This article is sponsored by:

HR solutions vendor isolved had a recent event that really put the company’s differentiators on display. It was like a scavenger hunt with customers, partners and analysts accumulating all of the cool things that set them apart. In a Fall season full of unoriginal, derivative vendor events, this one stood out to me.

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The state of HR tech part two - how far are HR vendors really advancing? This article is sponsored by:

Brian recently attended the annual HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas and came away with a number of observations about HR technology, buyers and vendors. Part two of his in-depth report brings even more surprises.

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