Jill.Gilbert

Jill Barson Gilbert is a thought leader on environment, health & safety (EHS) and sustainability software solutions. Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lexicon Systems, LLC, she is a trusted advisor to C-level IT, business and marketing executives in global organizations in a range of industries.

Ms. Gilbert helps clients to navigate the systems life cycle, with a special interest in software business requirements, software evaluation and selection and organizational change management. She is a trusted advisor on large and complex information systems and strategic marketing initiatives. Ms. Gilbert applies 30+ years of industrial, management consulting and software product management expertise to help clients manage risk and make better-informed decisions.

Further, she monitors the EHS and sustainability software market and emerging information technologies. She reports trends via the Lexicon Systems, LLC blog, speaking engagements and writing. Ms. Gilbert writes the “IT Insight” column for EM magazine and has over 150 articles and publications to her credit. She was technical program director for a 55-session, 500-person software user group conference.

Ms. Gilbert earned an M.S. from the University of San Francisco, a B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a Rice Program for Managers certificate from Rice University in Houston, and is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). She is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the Southwest among other biographical directories. She is Director of the IPEP Foundation, also past Vice President and Director of the Air & Waste Management Association.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Jill Barson Gilbert and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Jill.Gilbert

Strategies for Software Lifecycle Management

New Breed of Software Market Leader Has Six Traits

The environment, health & safety (EHS) software market is hot this year. Six deals announced in the first half of 2016 total $750 million to $1 billion. With all of this investment in the market, which companies will take the money and run—and become the new market leaders?
August 15, 2016
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12 tips for killer software demos

When selecting enterprise software, demos are a key part of the due diligence process. Even with a short list of 3–4 vendors, sitting through several days’ worth of demos can try your patience. Learn how you can work with prospective software vendors to deliver a killer demo to engage and inform your stakeholders.
May 25, 2016
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3 ways to avoid costly software selection mismatches

Some organizations faced with enterprise software selection make emotional, rather than objective, decisions; select technology before understanding their needs; get caught up in vendor hype; or find a solution that does not match their ability to adopt it. Here are three ways that software selection pros make the selection process easier.rn
December 14, 2015
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5 ways a consultant can benefit your software implementation

If you shudder when you hear the word “consultant,” you are not alone. Yet a consultant can invigorate and strengthen your software initiative, while saving time and money.
October 28, 2015
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10 things enterprise software developers can learn from game designers

Most of us use enterprise software day-to-day at work, and use an iPad or Android tablet for work or pleasure. Here are 10 things that enterprise software companies should take to heart when developing business applications.
October 2, 2015
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6 criteria for selecting a software implementation consultant

Enterprise software implementation is a big deal, and the right consultant can make your life easier. Here are six essential criteria to consider when selecting a consultant.
September 15, 2015
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6 tips for finding a great software implementation consultant

Enterprise software implementations can take many months to several years, and usually require a team effort with internal and external resources. If you need to hire a systems integrator or software implementation firm, here are six tips to help you find a great one.
September 10, 2015
What golf teaches us about evaluating legacy systems
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What golf teaches us about evaluating legacy systems

A decade ago, a 72-hole score of 10 under par could win the PGA championship. Today, it’s a new game, where 20 under par clinches the trophy. As in golf, the right software and information technologies – when used strategically by skilled pros – can make a business more competitive. Here are some pro tips for evaluating legacy systems.
August 21, 2015
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A great user experience can promote software adoption

“If you build it, they will come” may work in a baseball movie, but it's an unreliable strategy for deploying enterprise software. A better approach is to provide a great user experience, coupled with feature-filled software, to promote user adoption.
August 13, 2015
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7 software strategies I learned while sitting in traffic

Software lifecycle management and freeway construction management share some common uncertainty and risks, but whether you're installing roads or software, you can manage by adopting these sound strategies.
August 6, 2015