The Top Women Influencers in ERP Technology

The Top Women Influencers in ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are used by small and large organizations to integrate critical business processes across various departments to optimize workflows. As cloud-based solutions continue to grow, traditional (or legacy) solutions are under threat. The ERP landscape continues to grow however, regardless of this disruption, as well as the conversations around the subject.

To keep up with the ever-changing ERP landscape, and in honor of National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we have listed the top women influencers in the ERP space you can find on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Cindy Jutras @ERP_cindyjutras

With over 35 years of experience in applying software solutions to business problems, Cindy is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications, including ERP, on business performance. Prior to founding Mint Jutras, an independent research and advisory firm that specializes  in analyzing the business impact of enterprise applications, Cindy was Vice President, Research Fellow and Group Director for the Aberdeen Group, where she conducted survey-based research on ERP, suite-based enterprise applications and business performance management.  She is a published author with numerous magazine articles, hundreds of research documents and a full length book (ERP Optimization) to her credit.

Anya Ciecierski @AnyaCWMktg

Anya is currently the Director of Marketing at CAL Business Solutions, a Connecticut-based Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica partner and shares ERP and CRM tips on her Twitter account on a weekly basis. Anya is also the Co-Founder of ERPSoftware Blog, ERPCloud Blog, and CRMSoftware Blog. These are successful group blog sites that encourage collaboration between more than 175 ERP/RM partners across the world and educate more than 70,000 readers each month. These sites started out as a small vision and have grown to be the most recognized group blog sites in our industry.

Lisa Crawford

Lisa worked for Harvard Bioscience as an ERP Program Manager, Business/System Analyst. Successfully providing technical and user support on ERP/CRM applications for manufacturing companies for thirty years, she excels in ERP implementations while simultaneously providing database and best business practice support. Today, she is the sole manager and Senior Consultant of Crawford Consulting, and acts as Project Lead for clients reviewing new ERP software requirements and ERP software implementations. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Barbara Westly @bwestly

Barbara began her career in accounting, following that path until PCs arrived, soon realizing her passion for technology and designing systems that streamline workflows. Following her desires, she went back to school and got an MBA in Digital Technology. Barbara now works as a Business, IT and ERP Consultant at Dimensional Business Solutions, and Consultant at Britec Computer Systems. She focuses on ERP, CRM and HR/PR implementations and training, analysis, custom programming, custom reporting, data conversion, IT management, security management, troubleshooting, on call support.

Lisa Anderson @LisaAndersonLMA

Lisa is the President of LMA Consulting Group and President of APICS Inland Empire Chapter, specializing in the supply chain, ERP and S&OP to help manufacturers and distributors elevate business performance. SAP ranked Lisa as a Top 46 Supply Chain Influencer, and Washington Frank recognized her as a Top 50 ERP Influencer. Lisa has spoken at conferences such as the Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, the APICS International Conference, and the Drucker Supply Chain Forum. Her passions include collaborating with companies to create bold customer promises and profits simultaneously and rapidly – achieving the “win-win-win” scenario.

Kellie Pitt @KpittPitt 

Kellie joined the BrainSell team in 2011 to run daily operations and keep all members of BrainSell sane. BrainSell is a leading advisory and technology company that provides companies of all sizes with a competitive advantage that comes from best-of-class business software, services and unbiased advice. Based on her in-depth knowledge of ERP solutions, Kellie has since been promoted to Vice President ERP Practice Manager, and is the go-to for all things Sage ERP. You can find her on LinkedIn here, since she does not have a Twitter account.

Margaret Harrist @mharrist

With 20 years in the technology industry, Margaret serves as Director of Content Strategy and Implementation at Oracle. She provides content for several of Oracle’s top strategic initiatives, including ERP, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, and supply chain, with a slant on how emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change the business environment. On her LinkedIn profile, she describes herself as an, “experienced and creative content marketing manager and brand journalist who thrives on planning and developing marketing content for all levels of the buying funnel.”

Valerie Silvani @vsilvani

Valerie is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Gravity Software, a full featured accounting ERP software platform built on Microsoft Dynamics, with over 16 years experience in the software industry. She has become a respected professional marketer of technology solutions. Valerie’s skills, creativity and integrity truly help organizations with their marketing, sales and business development efforts. Valerie continues to achieve tremendous success throughout her personal career, and is responsible for helping companies grow and maintain profitability.


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Elizabeth Quirk

Liz is an enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. You can reach her at equirk@solutionsreview.com
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