Duncan Jones

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Sourcing & Vendor Management PROFESSIONALS

Duncan primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals. He is a leading expert on software pricing and licensing and helps clients understand and address the effect of technology changes on software contracts. By researching enterprises' experience in dealing with large software vendors, including their negotiation successes and the problems they encountered later in the relationship, Duncan helps clients create and execute sound negotiation strategies and get advantageous software license and maintenance agreements.

He is also a leading expert on ePurchasing technologies, such as eProcurement, eSourcing, and electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP), and he advises clients on their application strategy in this area, how to make good choices between alternative solution providers, and how to get the best results from implementation.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Duncan worked for QAD, an international provider of enterprise solutions for manufacturing companies in various product management and product marketing roles. Most recently, he had global responsibility for radical changes to QAD's pricing and licensing strategy.

Duncan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and then joined Courtaulds, a diverse multinational manufacturing company. He held various line finance and IT roles before becoming project manager in a corporate team, managing systems-enabled business improvement projects around the world.


Duncan has a first-class degree in mathematics from Hertford College at the University of Oxford and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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  • Duncan Jones
  • Past 18 months
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Managing Software Negotiations

    Software salespeople always seem to have the upper hand in negotiations with Forrester's sourcing and vendor management (SVM) clients. Not only are they often more highly trained than their buyer...

    • Downloads: 700
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Software Contract Review Checklist

    Sourcing and vendor management professionals can use this checklist tool to zero in on the key issues that most frequently cause compliance problems and contract disputes for our sourcing and vendor...

    • Downloads: 37
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Good Software Deals Improve BT Project ROI, Not Merely Reduce Cost

    This report describes the metrics that form part of Forrester's solution for sourcing and vendor management executives who are moving to strategic software sourcing. Too many sourcing executives lead...

    • Downloads: 387
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Four Questions That Should Guide Your Microsoft Strategy

    Transitioning To Cloud-Based Subscription Models Provides A Unique Opportunity To Realign Your Commercial And Adoption Strategies

    Do you think that you understand Microsoft from previous dealings with the company? Think again. Microsoft's ongoing strategic transformation has significant implications for any technology...

    • Downloads: 263
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:B2B Order Management Bridges The Gap Between B2B eCommerce And ERP

    Create A B2B Order Management Strategy That Prioritizes Speed And Agility Over Economies Of Standardization

    Many eCommerce projects fail due to problems integrating front-office applications with back-office order tracking and execution. This "integration gap" is a particular challenge in B2B scenarios...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Strategic Software Development Partnerships

    Management: The Business Applications Playbook

    Strong partnerships with a few key providers of software products, platforms, and services are an essential foundation of a digital transformation. You need great software as the foundation of your...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Is Ellison Really Stepping Down?

    Oracle's Announcement Changes Little In The Near Term, But Is Act One Of An Executive Succession

    Many have interpreted Oracle's announcement on September 18, 2014 that founder Larry Ellison will now be chief technology officer (CTO), not CEO, as a major leadership change at the company. The...

    • Downloads: 60
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Elevating Your SAP Relationship To Strategic Supplier Level

    Aligning Your SAP Working And Commercial Relationships After You Have Recalibrated Its Role In Your BT Sourcing Strategy

    Forrester recently described why and how to recalibrate SAP's role in advancing your business technology (BT) strategy. This report is a follow-up to that report. It explains what to do next if you...

    • Downloads: 45