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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: ERP Applications 2008

    Forrester's Reference Guide For Navigating The Ever-Expanding World Of ERP

    Enterprise applications suites, commonly known as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, represent the transactional backbone for most enterprises and comprise a variety of applications for...

    • Downloads: 3728
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:ERP Applications 2008: The Battle Goes Vertical

    ERP Vendors Refocus On Industry And Midmarket Strategies

    The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market continues to mature at the upper end as the two titans — Oracle and SAP — look to extend their footprints in multinational enterprises....

    • Downloads: 2326
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009

    IBM Cognos, Oracle, SAP, And SAS Lead, With Clarity Systems In Close Pursuit

    In Forrester's 89-criteria evaluation of business performance solutions (BPS) vendors, we found that IBM Cognos, Oracle, SAP, and SAS Institute led the pack because of their breadth of functionality...

    • Downloads: 2356
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q4 2008

    Lawson Software, Oracle, SAP, And Ultimate Software Lead The Pack

    In Forrester's 104-criteria evaluation of human resource management system (HRMS) vendors, we found that Oracle and SAP continue to be the leading options for large multinational enterprises, with...

    • Downloads: 2223
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2007

    Oracle, Cognos, And SAS Institute Lead, Business Objects And SAP In Hot Pursuit

    Forrester assessed 10 leading business performance solutions (BPS) vendors across 83 criteria in a product evaluation. Cognos, Oracle, and SAS Institute were found to lead the category with overall...

    • Downloads: 1913
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q1 2012

    Workday Leads, Followed By Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS, And SAP

    Forrester's 69-criteria evaluation of human resource management system (HRMS) vendors found that Workday, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), and SAP lead the pack; each has its own...

    • Downloads: 2420
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: Human Resource Management

    The most important investments that businesses and government organizations make are in their people. In addition to direct expenditures on compensation and benefits, organizations invest in...

    • Downloads: 2653
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:HR/HCM Applications 2008: Best-Of-Breed Solutions Make A Comeback

    A broad range of options exist for human resources/human capital management (HR/HCM) solutions, usually building on a core system of record that is supplemented by best-of-breed solutions and...

    • Downloads: 1931
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Business Process Professionals: Human Resource Management Apps, Q1 2010

    Core Components Show Maturity While Collaborative Elements Evolve

    Human resource management (HRM) applications range from essential tools to hire and pay employees and administer benefits programs to strategic components for assessing and developing talent. More...

    • Downloads: 2067
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Which Has The Better Apps Strategy: Oracle Or SAP?

    Oracle's Bold Next-Generation Play Versus SAP's Less Disruptive Path

    A key decision criterion for enterprise applications is how compelling and clear the vendor's vision for the future is. Oracle's vision for the future of its apps business is now clearer and more...

    • Downloads: 1861
  • 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....

    • Downloads: 1842
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: Enterprise Apps Vendor Selection

    Forrester's Reference Tool For Applications Decisions

    Choosing the right vendor remains a critical success factor for every enterprise's business success. Consolidation in the vendor market, a plethora of deployment options, and the progression to a...

    • Downloads: 2137
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of ERP 2009: Market Forces Drive Specialization, Consolidation, And Innovation

    As the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market struggles against an unprecedented tide of economic woes, strategic opportunities are surfacing for customers. Soft market conditions mean...

    • Downloads: 1914
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends 2009: Enterprise Applications/ERP

    Application Strategies Evolve For Leaner Sustainability

    The lingering impact of the recession in 2009 will motivate business process and applications professionals to focus on value-based strategies for lower operating costs and smaller projects with...

    • Downloads: 1424
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Applications Will Empower Enterprise Business Processes

    An Empowered Report: Harnessing Mobile Technology For Process Acceleration

    Mobile applications for business use are receiving a great deal of attention from package application software vendors and considerable interest from business process professionals. But other than...

    • Downloads: 1992
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2010: ERP Applications

    Moderate Customer Activity Accompanies More Radical Vendor Strategies

    With many enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects on hold due to recession-induced spending constraints, some pent-up demand is evident that will result in more upgrades, replacements, and...

    • Downloads: 1655
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of ERP In 2011: Customers Have More Options In Spite Of Market Consolidation

    Now is the perfect time for business process professionals to revisit their current enterprise resource planning (ERP) application commitments and future ERP plans. As the global economy gradually...

    • Downloads: 1768
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Measuring And Aligning Business Performance

    Are You Ready To Take Business Results To The Next Level?

    Today's concerns about a weakening economy might serve as a wake-up call for companies and government organizations to be more focused on monitoring business results and taking appropriate actions to...

    • Downloads: 1446
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:HRM Solutions: Traditional Models Clash With Next-Generation Processes And Technology

    Human resource management (HRM) applications — consisting of six categories of solutions ranging from core transactions to strategic talent management — represent a market in transition....

    • Downloads: 1571
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Innovative Technologies Will Drive Enterprise Applications And ERP To A Bright New Future

    In the next five years, enterprise apps will be transformed by technologies that disrupt preconceived notions about ownership and support costs, process flexibility, insight, and speed of delivery....

    • Downloads: 1391
  • For Business Process Professionals

    Report:Business Performance Solutions: Clash Of The Titans

    The Market Remains Vibrant Following Vendor Consolidation

    Business performance solutions (BPS) — a software category consisting of applications for budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, profitability analysis, and performance measurement...

    • Downloads: 1209
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends 2009: Human Resource Management

    Talent Strategies Adjust To The Business Climate

    Human resource management (HRM) will be a key area of focus in 2009 as companies and government organizations put in place strategies to cope with the economic crisis and recovery. The so called "war...

    • Downloads: 1187
  • 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,...

    • Downloads: 1098
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Packaged Apps In The Cloud: Cost Of Ownership Models Evolve Toward The Transparency Of SaaS

    Business process professionals responsible for packaged applications often have difficulty in getting their arms around the total costs of ownership of their business solutions. SaaS simplifies the...

    • Downloads: 1358
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For BP&A Professionals: Financial Management Applications, Q2 2009

    Essential Business Needs Drive High Levels Of Value And Adoption

    Financial management applications range from essential and ubiquitous tools for accounting and financial reporting to specialized solutions for optimizing process efficiency and cash flow. Compliance...

    • Downloads: 1051