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.

Education

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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  • Paul D. Hamerman
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: Human Resource Management

    The most important investments that businesses and government organizations make are in their people. In addition to direct expenditures on compensation and benefits, organizations invest in...

    • Downloads: 2661
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Business Process Professionals: Human Resource Management Apps, Q1 2010

    Core Components Show Maturity While Collaborative Elements Evolve

    Human resource management (HRM) applications range from essential tools to hire and pay employees and administer benefits programs to strategic components for assessing and developing talent. More...

    • Downloads: 2077
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:HRM Solutions: Traditional Models Clash With Next-Generation Processes And Technology

    Human resource management (HRM) applications — consisting of six categories of solutions ranging from core transactions to strategic talent management — represent a market in transition....

    • Downloads: 1589
  • 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....

    • Downloads: 1423
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

    • Downloads: 1196
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends 2009: Human Resource Management

    Talent Strategies Adjust To The Business Climate

    Human resource management (HRM) will be a key area of focus in 2009 as companies and government organizations put in place strategies to cope with the economic crisis and recovery. The so called "war...

    • Downloads: 1193
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Software-As-A-Service, Q1 2014

    Vendors Have More And Better SaaS Options Than Ever — Are You Prepared?

    Nearly 15 years after the appearance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, and Google, software-as-a-service is nearing its tipping point. SaaS adoption is poised...

    • Downloads: 1073
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1111
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Transform Strategic Processes For Talent Management And Employee Engagement

    Processes: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report, the processes component of the human resource management (HRM) playbook, enables application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, CIOs, and their HR business partners to...

    • Downloads: 1017
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace Future Trends To Deliver HRM Business Impact

    Vision: 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 innovation...

    • Downloads: 1057
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2010: HRM Processes And Applications

    Reconstruct Human Capital Strategies To Get Business Back On Track

    After a horrendous 2009, human resources management (HRM) business process and applications professionals will gradually see opportunities emerge to rebuild and reinvent HR processes and analytics...

    • Downloads: 902
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Learning And Talent Management Join Forces

    HCM Software Market In Rapid Transformation

    In today's hypercompetitive environment for attracting and retaining talented employees, business process owners must have the ability to seamlessly assess employee competencies and job performance...

    • Downloads: 779
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 278
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: People And Talent Applications Will Promote Engagement And Performance In 2015

    Processes and strategies for people and talent are evolving quickly as companies learn how to harness disruptive new technologies. A decade ago, companies viewed their people and talent management...

    • Downloads: 94