Clay Richardson

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Clay serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals and is a leading expert on business process management (BPM) software, services, and methodologies. Clay delivers strategic guidance to professionals seeking to re-design and improve business processes to deliver better customer experience. Clay specifically helps enterprises establish BPM strategies, governance standards, and BPM centers of excellence; identify Agile and Lean methodologies best suited for BPM projects; and establish vendors and technologies that help automate and optimize mission-critical business processes.

Previous Work Experience

Clay comes to Forrester with many years of experience in business process improvement projects, BPM platforms and solutions selection, systems analysis and design, and project management for enterprise software implementations. Clay has led projects to successfully deploy BPM solutions for government and commercial organizations around the world and has specialized in helping create BPM centers of excellence.

Most recently, Clay served as BPM practice leader at Project Performance Corporation, a system integrator based in Washington, D.C., where he launched and managed the company's BPM practice. Prior to that, Clay directed a team of 30 consultants, trainers, and support engineers in delivery and support of BPM solutions, as the director of professional services at HandySoft Global Corporation, a pure-play BPM vendor.

Clay is active with several BPM industry associations, including the Workflow Management Coalition, where he served as founder and co-chair of the organization's public sector chapter.


Clay earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of South Carolina and a BPM professional certificate from Boston University.

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  • Transportation & Logistics
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and communications...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Accelerating Technology Change Restructures US Services Employment

    Human Middleware And Transaction Processing Jobs Are Becoming Obsolete

    A perfect storm of technology change is streamlining, simplifying, and atomizing business processes. The effects will ripple across organizations, as human capital shifts from handling transactions...

    • Downloads: 113
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Five Lessons From Five Cyber Mondays

    Insights From US eCommerce's Biggest Day Of The Year

    Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday, is now the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers in the US. In fact, online retail sales exceeded $2 billion on Cyber Monday in 2014. In...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Ship-To-Store Delivers 'The Goods'

    Retailer And Consumer Benefits Drive Mutual Adoption Of Omnichannel Ship-To-Store Programs

    Three decades after online ordering became a reality, the majority of customers still chose to complete their transactions with multichannel retailers through the physical store. But eCommerce plays...

    • Downloads: 311
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Identifying Partners To Help Streamline Global Expansion

    Tools And Technology: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    You've gotten the mandate to take your eCommerce brand global: What next? Once you've taken the time to map out a comprehensive international strategy, you're ready to determine which tools and...

    • Downloads: 570
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Citizen: Smart Governments Embrace And Enable Disruption

    In the current age of the customer, the power has shifted from the provider of goods and services to the consumer. These individuals — your citizens — are bringing their expectations to...

    • Downloads: 513
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Prepare I&O For The "Internet Of Things"

    Five Key Dynamics That Will Help You Capture The Opportunity For Your Organization

    "Internet of Things" (IoT) solutions that machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies like RFID tags, GPS systems, and ZigBee sensors enable are gaining momentum as multiple forces align to drive adoption...

    • Downloads: 1348
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

    • Downloads: 279
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

    Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech budget...

    • Downloads: 619
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Methods And Techniques For CX-Driven Transformation

    Companies that set out to transform the customer experience (CX) they deliver need to redesign their firms from the outside-in — starting with the experience they want customers to have and...

    • Downloads: 360
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 639
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Industry Contexts And Constraints Diversify Approaches To Bring-Your-Own-Technology

    Pharmaceuticals, High-Tech, Professional Services, And Education Will Lead BYOT Adoption In The Coming Years

    This report examines how and why bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) varies across 20 industries. BYOT will remain a thorny issue for CIOs in every industry, geographic region, and company size over the...

    • Downloads: 414
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Canadian Online Retail — 2013

    Forrester has partnered with Canada Post and to evaluate the changing trends in online retail in Canada. On paper, the Canadian online retail market has been going through a renaissance,...

    • Downloads: 493
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Avoid The Rush And Deal With The Realities Of Same-Day Delivery

    Large Retailers Tout Same-Day Delivery As The Next Standard For Shipping, But Challenges Raise Doubts About Long-Term Viability

    Same-day delivery is often touted in the media as the next standard for fulfilling online orders, but many retailers struggle to see the viability of offering this service as a long-term business...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Global eCommerce Mandates Multiple Touchpoints And Business Models

    Eight Trends Set To Impact The Industry

    The past year saw a surge in eCommerce revenues around the globe, and 2014 will be no different. eCommerce brands in every country will continue to spread their global wings, expanding their...

    • Downloads: 684
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building The Business Case For Omnichannel In Retail

    Use Forrester's TEI Model To Understand The Value Of Omnichannel Fulfillment

    Retailers are launching omnichannel fulfillment projects at a rapid pace. eBusiness professionals are prioritizing these projects due to growing customer demand for new order fulfillment options and...

    • Downloads: 407
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2014

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own customers? This report helps answer that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 2575
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 748
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2015 To 2016 Latin American Tech Market Update

    Troubles In Brazil, Argentina, And Venezuela Offset Better Tech Growth In Chile, Colombia, And Mexico

    Economic struggles and slower growth in the six major countries are contributing to a slow patch in Latin America's tech market growth, with 3.3% in 2015. By 2016, positive fundamentals such as...

    • Downloads: 113
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Drones' Early Commercial Use Cases Show Value, Not Disruption — Yet

    Critical Mass Adoption Will Have To Wait For FAA Action . . . And Wait, And Wait, And Wait

    A combination of technologies is set to create new business opportunities. Unmanned aerial vehicles (AKA drones) are a prime example. Today, companies are experimenting with drones at short ranges to...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Three Key Strategies For Driving Online Conversion In China

    eBusiness professionals expend great energy into driving traffic to their online shops, yet they have difficulty turning those large numbers of user visits into actual sales. A laserlike focus on...

    • Downloads: 249
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

    Where The BT Agenda Is Driving The Most Change

    This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners are preparing their 2016 tech budget plans. To help, this report provides our current forecast for the US tech market in aggregate, by...

    • Downloads: 165
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Turn Pain Into Profits Through Omnichannel Returns

    Omnichannel returns, which allow customers to return online orders to a physical store, are a standard offering for most leading multichannel retailers. But even with this customer-centric capability...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2013

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own recent customers? This report answers that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 2574
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Free Shipping Continues To Be Every Retailer's Frenemy

    Shipping can be seen as both a friend and an enemy to retailers, incentivizing customers to transact via free offers on the one hand while incurring hard costs on the other. Unfortunately, retailers...

    • Downloads: 446