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.


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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    Report:Trends 2010: Financial Processes And Applications

    Economic Prospects Appear Brighter, But More Regulatory Oversight Looms

    Macroeconomic forces and ongoing regulatory changes will have significant impacts on how the office of the CFO carries out its mission-critical responsibilities. Lingering effects of the recession...

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    Report:Segregation Of Duties: A Building Block For Enterprise IT Controls

    Organizations are increasingly focused on segregation of duty (SoD) controls, driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and similar regulations. The increasing complexity and diversity of IT...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Business Performance Solutions: The Competition Heats Up

    Adoption of applications for planning, measuring, and reporting business performance is growing rapidly as companies focus on aligning their growth and operating strategies with individual...

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