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.


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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    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...

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    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...

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    Report:Accounting Systems: The Nucleus Of Your Recession And Recovery Command Center

    As corporate and government organizations battle the current economic crisis, the finance department holds the keys to controlling costs, assessing performance, managing risks and compliance...

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    Report:SAP Harmonizes Portfolio With Business Suite 7

    But The Value Proposition Will Not Resonate Until The Global Economy Is Back In Tune

    From its New York City-based global marketing HQ, SAP publicly launched Business Suite 7 on February 4, 2009. Key elements of the product launch include a synchronized release strategy, value...

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