Clay Richardson

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Clay serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals and is a leading expert on business process management (BPM) software, services, and methodologies. Clay delivers strategic guidance to professionals seeking to improve collaborative and operational business processes. Clay specifically helps enterprises establish BPM strategies, governance standards, and BPM centers of excellence; identify Agile and Lean methodologies best suited for BPM projects; and establish vendors and technologies that help automate and optimize mission-critical business processes.

Previous Work Experience

Clay comes to Forrester with many years of experience in business process improvement projects, BPM platforms and solutions selection, systems analysis and design, and project management for enterprise software implementations. Clay has led projects to successfully deploy BPM solutions for government and commercial organizations around the world and has specialized in helping create BPM centers of excellence.

Most recently, Clay served as BPM practice leader at Project Performance Corporation, a system integrator based in Washington, D.C., where he launched and managed the company's BPM practice. Prior to that, Clay directed a team of 30 consultants, trainers, and support engineers in delivery and support of BPM solutions, as the director of professional services at HandySoft Global Corporation, a pure-play BPM vendor.

Clay is active with several BPM industry associations, including the Workflow Management Coalition, where he served as founder and co-chair of the organization's public sector chapter.

Education

Clay earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of South Carolina and a BPM professional certificate from Boston University.

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  • Transportation & Logistics
  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Ship-To-Store Delivers 'The Goods'

    Retailer And Consumer Benefits Drive Mutual Adoption Of Omnichannel Ship-To-Store Programs

    Three decades after online ordering became a reality, the majority of customers still chose to complete their transactions with multichannel retailers through the physical store. But eCommerce plays...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 702
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Retailer Needs An Online Marketplace

    Multichannel retailers that are looking to compete effectively with aggressive pure-play counterparts that often offer cutthroat pricing or shipping programs will find that the marketplace model is a...

    • Downloads: 759
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Global eCommerce Mandates Multiple Touchpoints And Business Models

    Eight Trends Set To Impact The Industry

    The past year saw a surge in eCommerce revenues around the globe, and 2014 will be no different. eCommerce brands in every country will continue to spread their global wings, expanding their...

    • Downloads: 586
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:International Shipping Solutions For US Online Retailers

    Using Cross-Border Shipping To Reach Global Customers

    The US may boast the largest eCommerce market today, but eCommerce growth rates are far higher in other countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and other regions of the globe than in...

    • Downloads: 291
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Online Retailing In Australia 2011: Performance And Channels

    Over the past year, Australian online retail enjoyed increased levels of investment and grew rapidly, but at the end of this period the sector otherwise looked much like it did at the start. In...

    • Downloads: 331
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Three Key Strategies For Driving Online Conversion In China

    eBusiness professionals expend great energy into driving traffic to their online shops, yet they have difficulty turning those large numbers of user visits into actual sales. A laserlike focus on...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2012: Online Retail In Australia Will Finally Hit Its Stride

    Mobile Will Accelerate While Retailers Will Combine Speed With Scale

    Online retail is booming in Australia — and with 93% of households set to gain access to gigabit broadband in the years ahead, today's growth is just the beginning. In 2012, five trends will...

    • Downloads: 399
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Retail Forecast, 2011 To 2016

    eCommerce Tops $200 Billion In 2011

    eCommerce sales continue to grow rapidly, having topped $200 billion in 2011. Forrester expects that online sales will grow from 7% of overall retail sales to close to 9% by 2016. Key drivers of this...

    • Downloads: 2248
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Brazil's eCommerce Market

    How Online Retail In Brazil Is Evolving Differently From Other Major Markets

    Despite a slowdown in overall economic growth in Brazil, eCommerce continues to charge ahead. Forrester forecasts that online retail revenues in the country, currently US$10 billion, will double over...

    • Downloads: 948
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Canadian Online Retail — 2013

    Forrester has partnered with Canada Post and Shop.ca to evaluate the changing trends in online retail in Canada. On paper, the Canadian online retail market has been going through a renaissance,...

    • Downloads: 436
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European In-Store Pickup Service Best Practices

    Addressing Consumers' Need For Immediacy And Cost Savings

    European consumers continue to make use of all of the touchpoints that eBusiness professionals offer when making purchases. Click and collect serves multichannel buyers' fundamental needs by allowing...

    • Downloads: 350
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:German Online Retail Overview, 2011

    Despite A Thriving Online Market, Multichannel Retail Is Still An Untapped Opportunity For German Retailers

    The German online retail market is the second largest in Europe. Amazon.de and eBay are dominant forces, with major German consumer brands selling through those sites, and others following suit...

    • Downloads: 723
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 383
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Identifying Partners To Help Streamline Global Expansion

    Tools And Technology: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    You've gotten the mandate to take your eCommerce brand global: What next? If you've followed Forrester's methodology, you've identified the people or audience you intend to target with new global...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of The Digital Store

    Landscape: The Digital Store Playbook

    The face of retail is changing. In-store digital experimentation is well underway, and eBusiness executives have the technical know-how and an increasingly cross-functional view to lead these...

    • Downloads: 433
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:French Online Retail Overview, 2012

    French Online Retail Is On The Brink Of A Multichannel Revolution

    France is the third largest online retail market in Europe; although it will continue to mature and grow at a pace outstripping overall retail growth, there are significant changes in store for...

    • Downloads: 611
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2011: Merchandising, Headcount, And Global Strategies

    Benchmarks: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    This is the second of two reports that detail the findings from "The State Of Retailing Online, 2011," a Shop.org research survey conducted by Forrester Research. Specific topics covered in this...

    • Downloads: 2114
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Prioritizing Online Access To In-Store Inventory

    Retailers Stand To Gain From Online Visibility Into In-Store Inventory And Buy Online/Pick Up In-Store Capabilities

    Multichannel retailers have made unprecedented investments in enabling omnichannel services. Giving customers the ability to view, reserve, and buy in-store inventory through the online channel for...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2012

    European eBusiness Executives Strive To Give Their Customers Choice And Flexibility Across The Purchase Journey

    European shoppers are becoming increasingly web-savvy and are turning to a wider range of touchpoints as they research and buy products online and offline. In response, eBusiness executives across...

    • Downloads: 859
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: US Retail eBusiness

    As eCommerce approaches $300 billion in sales in the US, it has a more pronounced effect on virtually every shopping category and on the ecosystem of devices and delivery formats that supports it....

    • Downloads: 575
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Amazon Matters Now More Than Ever

    As Amazon.com has grown aggressively in recent years, expanded into diverse businesses, and achieved profitability, its impact on the eBusiness and retail sectors is now top of mind. For many...

    • Downloads: 2050
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In India's eCommerce Market

    How Online Retail In India Is Evolving Differently From Other Major Markets

    India's eCommerce market is at an early stage but is expected to see huge growth over the next four to five years. Over the past 12 months, venture capitalists have invested heavily in India's...

    • Downloads: 695
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Global eCommerce Opportunity

    Landscape: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Gone are the days when most brands offered just one or two international sites: Today, a global eCommerce footprint is the end goal. To reach that goal, companies are taking a strategic look at the...

    • Downloads: 1602