Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.

Education

Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • Paul D. Hamerman
  • 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...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Align Financial Processes And Systems For Better Business Value And Compliance

    The three key activities of corporate financial management take place on a continuum of the past (reporting and compliance), present (analysis and measurement), and future (planning and forecasting)....

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Shows Progress On Its Cloud, Mobile, And In-Memory Innovation Agenda

    At its recent Sapphire Now user conference, SAP confidently extolled the virtues of in-memory computing, mobility, and on-demand applications as key innovation pillars, with social collaboration as...

    • Downloads: 787
  • 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: 11
  • 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: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: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....

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  • 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...

    • Downloads: 423
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  • 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 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:Microsoft Commits To ERP In The Cloud

    Microsoft Dynamics AX Leads Microsoft's App Innovation Agenda

    The 2011 Convergence event demonstrated that Microsoft continues to advance its ERP products and offer additional deployment options — specifically, software-as-a-service (SaaS). The event...

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  • 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....

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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: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: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: 383
  • 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: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: 421
  • 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: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: 2312
  • 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: 374
  • 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: 508
  • 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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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Application Strategy To Generate Business Value

    Strategic Plan: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines the strategic planning process for business applications managed by application development and delivery professionals. This report is designed to help you maintain a viable set...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Employee Master Data Management Trends

    These data charts detail the results of the August 2011 Global Employee Master Data Management Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 70
  • 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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