Andy Hoar

Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Andy serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He focuses primarily on B2B and B2B2C eCommerce, as well as issues related to enabling channel partner businesses for manufacturers. Andy's current research areas include multichannel retailing, mobile couponing, affiliate marketing, and enabling manufacturers to sell online.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Andy spent 11 years in product and marketing leadership roles within Silicon Valley. In that time, he developed Yahoo's Web2Store local shopping initiative, co-founded an eCommerce company, and helped create several award-winning products in the consumer Internet and mobile software spaces. Before moving to Silicon Valley, Andy spent four years in Washington, D.C., as a research analyst for an economic consulting firm.

Andy has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Internet Retailer, Direct Marketing News, American Banker, and CNBC.

Education

Andy is a summa cum laude graduate in economics from the University of Dayton and holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University and an M.S. in integrated marketing from Northwestern University.

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  • Andy Hoar
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q2 2015

    The Eight Vendors With A Focused Strategy And Mature Solution For B2B Commerce

    In Forrester's 88-criteria evaluation of B2B commerce suite vendors, we identified the eight most significant providers in the category — CloudCraze, eBay Enterprise (Magento), hybris (an SAP...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build A World-Class B2B eCommerce Business

    Executive Overview: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Although some eBusiness and channel strategy professionals are very mature in their understanding and execution of business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce, most organizations are still in the early...

    • Downloads: 1167
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Case For Channel-Shifting Offline Customers Online

    Business Case: The B2B eCommerce Playbook For 2015

    Business-to-business (B2B) companies know they can generate revenue and save money by migrating their offline customers online. The question is, how much and under what circumstances? Forrester...

    • Downloads: 937
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Threats To Their Traditional Sales Force Will Change The Focus For B2B Marketers

    Death Of A (B2B) Salesman

    This report, originally written for eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, includes content relevant to B2B marketers, especially those leading sales enablement initiatives in...

    • Downloads: 141
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Death Of A (B2B) Salesman

    One Million US B2B Salespeople Will Lose Their Jobs To Self-Service eCommerce By 2020

    Forrester forecasts that 1 million US B2B salespeople will lose their jobs to self-service eCommerce by the year 2020. While B2B buyers overwhelmingly prefer to research, and increasingly buy,...

    • Downloads: 502
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US B2B eCommerce Forecast: 2015 To 2020

    B2B eCommerce Will Top $1 Trillion By 2020 In The US

    Forrester estimates that B2B eCommerce will top $1.1 trillion and account for 12.1% of all B2B sales in the US by 2020. At the end of 2015, Forrester expects eCommerce to reach $780 billion and...

    • Downloads: 330
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Thrive By Adopting Proven B2C Principles

    Road Map: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Science fiction writer William Gibson once said, "The future has already arrived; it's just not evenly distributed yet." Such is the case with B2B eCommerce. Whereas some B2B enterprises have been...

    • Downloads: 1365
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2C Global Commerce Service Providers, Q1 2015

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 77 criteria evaluation of the top 10 global commerce service providers (GCSPs), we found that Deloitte Digital, SapientNitro, Accenture Digital, Razorfish Global, Cognizant, and IBM...

    • Downloads: 432
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2B Global Commerce Service Providers, Q1 2015

    Accenture Digital, Deloitte Digital, And SapientNitro Lead, With Several Key Players Trailing Closely Behind

    In Forrester's 77-criteria evaluation of the top 11 global commerce service providers (GCSPs), we found that Accenture Digital, Deloitte Digital, and SapientNitro lead the pack with their integrated...

    • Downloads: 430
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Use ACTIVE Strategies To Optimize Execution

    Continuous Improvement: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    B2B eCommerce organizations too often fixate on the vision and objectives associated with a plan to the exclusion of thinking through the critical details of the execution. In fact, most B2B...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Five Keys To Effective B2B eCommerce

    Strategic Plan: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Building a world-class B2B eCommerce business is a process. It takes time, and it costs money. But whatever process you follow to build your B2B eCommerce business, you will find five key issues...

    • Downloads: 880
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Deliver An Effective Technology Infrastructure For Global B2B eCommerce

    Tools And Technology: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Producing an effective business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce technology strategy is like planning for a successful journey — you need a good map, a proper guide, and the right tools. However,...

    • Downloads: 508
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Key Trends In B2B eCommerce

    Landscape: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    This report outlines the landscape and the key trends that eBusiness and channel strategy professionals are seeing in the $559 billion US market for business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce. Forrester...

    • Downloads: 1943
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Leverage Boutique CSPs As An Alternative To Large-Scale CSPs

    Market Overview: Commerce Service Providers (CSPs), Q2 2014, Part 4

    eBusiness professionals increasingly call upon commerce service providers (CSPs) to define and deliver their digital strategies. This report details how boutique CSPs help business-to-consumer (B2C)...

    • Downloads: 78
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Large-Scale Commerce Service Providers Deliver Economies Of Scale

    Market Overview: Commerce Service Providers (CSPs), Q2 2014, Part 3

    eBusiness professionals increasingly call upon commerce service providers (CSPs) to define and deliver their digital strategies. This report details how large-scale, global CSPs are helping...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Use Best Practices To Determine Core Features: A B2B Ratings And Reviews Case Study

    Processes: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    As B2B organizations embark on an eCommerce path, they can choose from many features, functions, and interfaces to maximize their business opportunity. Separating the wheat from the chaff and...

    • Downloads: 918
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Organize For World-Class B2B eCommerce

    Organization: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Conventional wisdom has it that building an effective business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce organization today consists of modeling an operation after successful business-to-consumer (B2C) eCommerce...

    • Downloads: 860
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your B2B eCommerce Maturity

    Assessment: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Because third-party benchmarking data has only recently been published for business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce sites, B2B eCommerce professionals are only now beginning to be able to compare...

    • Downloads: 1091
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: US B2C And B2B eCommerce Players Will Struggle To Keep Up With Customers

    eCommerce continues to grow rapidly for both B2C and B2B businesses. This report prognosticates the most pressing issues that eBusiness and channel strategy professionals need to watch in 2015 and...

    • Downloads: 449
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Commerce Service Providers Market Overview: Large-Scale Partners Can Accelerate Commerce For Key Customers

    Market Overview: Commerce Service Providers (CSPs), Q2 2014, Part 2

    To help execute their digital business transformations, companies are increasingly calling upon commerce service providers (CSPs) to define and deliver their digital ecosystem strategies. This report...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Commerce Service Providers Market Overview: Changing Market Dynamics Drive New Strategies And Alignments

    Market Overview: Commerce Service Providers, Q3 2014, Part 1

    To help execute their digital business transformations, companies are increasingly calling upon commerce service providers (CSPs) to define and deliver their digital ecosystem strategies. This report...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Measure The Fundamentals Of B2B eCommerce

    Performance Management: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Business-to-business (B2B) companies face a daunting yet critical task: accurately measuring and reporting the impact that digital channels have on sales, service, loyalty, and operations. Factor in...

    • Downloads: 742
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Choose B2B eCommerce Features That Matter

    Where B2B Companies Are Spending Money In 2014

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey 155 B2B eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-its-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey developed detailed insights...

    • Downloads: 328
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking B2B eCommerce Technology Investment And Initiatives

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey B2B eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-its-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey developed detailed insights...

    • Downloads: 385
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking B2B eCommerce Sales And Marketing Initiatives

    Benchmarks: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-their-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey...

    • Downloads: 540