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

UKG’s acquisition of Great Places to Work - 2.5 years on, a progress report This article is sponsored by:

Not all mergers or acquisitions are accretive or deliver their expected benefits. The UKG/Great Place to Work deal was an interesting one and warranted a follow-up. Here’s a post-merger assessment of one of the more interesting and recent deals in the HR/HCM space.

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SuiteConnect NYC - helping customers scale with Oracle NetSuite This article is sponsored by:

Usually, software events are all about the technology, but Oracle NetSuite’s recent event in NYC was mostly about customers and how they can scale their businesses. The company even arranged for us to visit several customers’ shops down one Manhattan block to get the customers first hand and in the flesh. Read on for a different kind of event and vendor story.


New ESG regulations will have a big impact on tech and service firms - here's why This article is sponsored by:

New SEC regs concerning climate change and more have finally materialized. These requirements will challenge software vendors, accounting professionals and more. Scope 1 and 2 are now required and Scope 3 gets a pass for now (sort of). Here’s the quick assessment.


HR month in review - February 2024 This article is sponsored by:

2024 continues to deliver a bumper crop of HR, return to office and related topics. But culture, employee experience, and empathetic leadership seem to be AWOL. Let’s dive into the best ideas of the month.


An avalanche of mixed news re: HR – the month that was This article is sponsored by:

The soul of HR was AWOL this month judging by the numerous and harsh insights found in dozens of articles and studies. RTO (Return To Office) was the ignition point behind a lot of this but it turned out that the problems were actually multi-faceted. Empathic leadership was not in attendance and neither was great thinking on the part of these same executives. This piece alone should get some Executive Committee discussion for certain.

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Asking some tough questions for new software selections in a generative AI era This article is sponsored by:

Don’t buy your next ERP, CRM, HRMS, etc. solution quite so fast. You might want to seriously investigate what each vendor is doing (or not) vis-à-vis its new AI-fueled applications/solutions. If you’re used to using some old boilerplate as the guts of a software RFP, here are some important additions to that workhorse documentation.

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