Paul D. Hamerman

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

As an analyst on the Applications Development & Delivery team at Forrester, Paul focuses on human resources management and financial applications, as well as trends and directions in the overall market for enterprise applications. His work includes analyzing market trends in technology adoption, business process best-practices, software market sizing and segmentation, competitive analysis, application deployment models (e.g., SaaS), and next-generation technologies.

Paul works extensively with both applications user clients (technology buyers) and vendor clients, internationally and across a wide variety of industries. He assists corporate and governmental user organizations with vendor selection, upgrade decisions, and business process optimization strategies. Paul advises software vendors and services providers on product strategies, competitive dynamics, product capabilities, partnering strategies, and M&A opportunities.

Previous Work Experience

Paul came to Forrester through its 2003 acquisition of Giga Information Group. He has been an industry analyst for 12 years and has 30 years of overall experience in research and advisory services, management consulting, and systems integration. Prior to joining Forrester, Paul was a management consulting practice director with The Hunter Group, specializing in financial and human resources systems. He also held consulting management positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young, and he has served as a guest lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in its Executive Masters in Information Systems program for the past 5 years. Paul is frequently quoted in major media publications on industry trends in applications software, and is a frequent speaker on webcasts and industry events.

Education

Paul earned a B.A. in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified management accountant.

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  • Paul D. Hamerman
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer-Centric HRM Technology, Q2 2014

    Innovation Boosts Employee Engagement And Customer Value

    The technology for human resource management (HRM) addresses the life cycle of the workforce, including attracting, selecting, training, supporting, assessing, and rewarding employees. In the fast...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Growth And Insight Drive Application Adoption Trends

    Results from our Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2013, reveal significant investment activity in packaged applications, both for traditional systems of record applications and systems of engagement....

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Select The Best HRM Solutions Using An Accelerated Approach

    Tools And Technology: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report, a component of Forrester's human resource management (HRM) playbook, provides a framework for selecting and acquiring HRM software and related services. The widespread adoption of...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Software-As-A-Service, Q1 2014

    Vendors Have More And Better SaaS Options Than Ever — Are You Prepared?

    Nearly 15 years after the appearance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, and Google, software-as-a-service is nearing its tipping point. SaaS adoption is poised...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Define Your Strategic HR Technology Road Map

    Road Map: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    Most companies face challenges in sustaining a portfolio of human resource management (HRM) applications, which are typically poorly integrated and have functional gaps as well as solution overlaps....

    • Downloads: 339
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Explore The Emerging SaaS ERP Market

    Many application delivery leaders are in the process of reassessing their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, which may be more than a decade old, inflexible to the changing...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your BI Strategy To Generate Maximum Business Value

    Strategic Plan: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Making the right information available to the right person at the right time is more important than ever in today's fast-changing competitive environment. Business intelligence (BI) is necessary to...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SAP Bets Its Future On Hana And SaaS

    Hana Will Bolster The Licensed Business, But SAP Needs A More Aggressive SaaS Strategy To Maintain Double-Digit Revenue Growth

    SAP's position as the largest business application vendor is not in doubt; whether it will be a market leader in revenue growth and in innovation is less certain. Anticipating the market's growing...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Financial Performance Management, Q3 2013

    How The Top 11 Providers Stack Up In A Rapidly Evolving Market

    In Forrester's 55-criteria evaluation of financial performance management (FPM) vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — Adaptive Planning, Host Analytics, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 377
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Don't Just Maintain Business Applications, Raise Business Responsiveness

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Applications Playbook

    While big projects such as delivering new off-the-shelf or custom-built applications help your organization achieve excellent business outcomes, sustaining these outcomes requires that your...

    • Downloads: 422
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Global, Industry, And Technology Forces Shape The ERP Landscape

    Three key forces are reshaping the enterprise resource planning (ERP) market: the growing demands of global businesses; the increasing need for industry-specific functionality; and the expanding use...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's HRM Process And Systems Capabilities Assessment Tool

    This HRM assessment tool enables a self-evaluation of four key areas: strategic alignment between HR and the overall business, the current portfolio of HRM applications, the effectiveness and...

    • Downloads: 37
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess Your HRM Process And Systems Capabilities

    Assessment: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    Most companies struggle to integrate a collection of human resource management (HRM) systems that can include payroll, core HR, learning, recruitment, and talent management. The proliferation of...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Oracle Customers Are Hesitant To Embrace Fusion Applications

    Slow Adoption Of Newer Product Means Changes Likely In Oracle's Strategy

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. With Oracle's strong footprint in the enterprise business apps...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Oracle's Dilemma: Applications Unlimited Versus Oracle Fusion Applications

    Oracle Customers Face A Choice: Stay With Apps They Have And Miss Out On Innovation Or Make The Painful Switch To Fusion

    Oracle faces a strategic dilemma, and how it responds to this dilemma will present the CIOs at its clients with some tough choices. Oracle Fusion Applications — Oracle's new generation of...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Planning, Analysis, And Reporting Solutions Drive Financial Performance Management

    Market Landscape: Financial Performance Management

    This report enables application development and delivery professionals and their finance stakeholders to understand the changing vendor landscape for financial performance management (FPM). Complex...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Rightsource Your Business Applications Using An Agile Software Selection Approach

    Tools And Technology: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report, a component of Forrester's business applications playbook, provides a framework for selecting and acquiring business applications software and related services. Disruptive technologies...

    • Downloads: 454
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Consolidation And Innovation Transform The HRM Vendor Landscape

    Landscape: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report, the landscape component of the human resource management (HRM) playbook, will enable application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) and their HR business partners to...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Transform Strategic Processes For Talent Management And Employee Engagement

    Processes: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report, the processes component of the human resource management (HRM) playbook, enables application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, CIOs, and their HR business partners to...

    • Downloads: 766
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Transform HRM Processes And Systems To Drive Business Excellence

    Executive Overview: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    As businesses strive to achieve competitive differentiation, growth, and global expansion while carefully managing costs, people strategies play a big factor in successful outcomes. In shaping these...

    • Downloads: 509
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Measure The Business Impact Of Improved App Strategy

    Business Case: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines the business case component of Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business applications strategy. If you're debating...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace Future Trends To Deliver HRM Business Impact

    Future Look: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report outlines the future outlook for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working with human resources executives on their applications and business process optimization...

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    Report:Optimize Your Business Applications For Value And Flexibility

    Executive Overview: The Business Applications Playbook

    Constant business change, coupled with ongoing technology advances (e.g., mobile, cloud, social collaboration, and big data) will fundamentally change how we buy, deploy, and manage business...

    • Downloads: 608