Brian Sommer

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.

Archive: Brian Sommer

accounting

Closing thoughts in conversation with FloQast CEO Michael Whitmire

To close the books of a moderate-sized or larger firm can be taxing, no pun intended. For decades, the work of closing hasn’t changed much but new software offerings are making this less labor-intensive, less error-prone and more automated.  Here’s a quick look at the space and a conversation writeup with one of the CEO’s of these new closing software vendors.

December

Brian Sommer's Month in Review – December 2019

​​​​​​​December had an abundance of stories involving executives behaving badly and writers making up lots of new words to add to our tech vocabulary. There were also a lot HR stories, too. Here’s my monthly recap of solid stories you might have missed.

Larry Ellison keynote Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle resurgent - the ERP macro changes that came out of OpenWorld

If you send Brian to a monster show like Oracle OpenWorld, he’ll cover it and in detail. This 3-part series of articles outlines the considerable effort Oracle has put into building a deeply competitive ERP suite that marks a signal change in the ERP competitive landscape and promises trouble for some of Oracle’s competitors.