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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  • Paul D. Hamerman
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  • 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: 2109
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of ERP 2009: Market Forces Drive Specialization, Consolidation, And Innovation

    As the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market struggles against an unprecedented tide of economic woes, strategic opportunities are surfacing for customers. Soft market conditions mean...

    • Downloads: 1931
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends 2009: Enterprise Applications/ERP

    Application Strategies Evolve For Leaner Sustainability

    The lingering impact of the recession in 2009 will motivate business process and applications professionals to focus on value-based strategies for lower operating costs and smaller projects with...

    • Downloads: 1437
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2010: ERP Applications

    Moderate Customer Activity Accompanies More Radical Vendor Strategies

    With many enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects on hold due to recession-induced spending constraints, some pent-up demand is evident that will result in more upgrades, replacements, and...

    • Downloads: 1673
  • 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: 1455
  • 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: 1616
  • 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: 1197
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Packaged Apps In The Cloud: Cost Of Ownership Models Evolve Toward The Transparency Of SaaS

    Business process professionals responsible for packaged applications often have difficulty in getting their arms around the total costs of ownership of their business solutions. SaaS simplifies the...

    • Downloads: 1402
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace Future Trends To Deliver HRM Business Impact

    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: 1232
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Consolidation And Innovation Transform The HRM Vendor Landscape

    This report will enable application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) and their HR business partners to understand the factors changing the vendor landscape for HRM technology...

    • Downloads: 1210
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2010: Financial Processes And Applications

    Economic Prospects Appear Brighter, But More Regulatory Oversight Looms

    Macroeconomic forces and ongoing regulatory changes will have significant impacts on how the office of the CFO carries out its mission-critical responsibilities. Lingering effects of the recession...

    • Downloads: 926
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Choosing The Best Fit Finance Transformation Providers For Your Enterprise

    A successful finance transformation provides a framework to improve finance functions and business efficiency but also overall enterprise performance. Even though enterprises must take ownership of a...

    • Downloads: 881
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2011: Financial Processes And Applications

    Planning, Reporting, And Compliance Drive Financial Apps Strategies

    Investment in financial management applications — including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting — will improve along with the economy in 2011. Compliance mandates...

    • Downloads: 855
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Reinvent Your Applications Vendor Selection Process To Fit Cloud Deployment Models

    Application vendor selection remains mired in a bureaucratic process that has lost relevance in today's quickly changing application market. In the world of cloud computing and software-as-a-service...

    • Downloads: 985
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q3 2006

    SAP And Oracle Lead For Multinationals; Ultimate Software And Lawson For The US Midmarket

    Forrester evaluated human resource management systems (HRMS) vendors across 92 criteria for both the multinational enterprise market and the US midmarket. We found that SAP and Oracle (with its...

    • Downloads: 707
  • 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: 910
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Align Your Enterprise Apps Investment Plans With Industry Trends

    Business Data Survey Results Show That Activity Persists, Despite Recession

    Business process and applications professionals can use our survey-based enterprise applications investment planning data and adoption patterns to help rationalize their 2010/2011 investment...

    • Downloads: 786
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Building Your HRM Applications Strategy

    Despite the variety of innovative application technologies available, most organizations are hampered by the lack of a coherent human resource management (HRM) applications strategy. The applications...

    • Downloads: 856
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Shows Progress On Its Cloud, Mobile, And In-Memory Innovation Agenda

    At its recent Sapphire Now user conference, SAP confidently extolled the virtues of in-memory computing, mobility, and on-demand applications as key innovation pillars, with social collaboration as...

    • Downloads: 811
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Third-Party Apps Maintenance Rebounds

    Recession Pressures Renew Interest In Support Alternatives

    As the recession squeezes IT budgets, business process and applications professionals are looking more closely at the value of vendor support contracts and exploring alternatives. One cost-savings...

    • Downloads: 550
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Spotlight: Human Capital Management Application Strategies

    With a diverse market of solutions comprised of well-known enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors, best-of-breed point solutions, and outsourcing options, human resources/human capital management...

    • Downloads: 537
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Commits To ERP In The Cloud

    Microsoft Dynamics AX Leads Microsoft's App Innovation Agenda

    The 2011 Convergence event demonstrated that Microsoft continues to advance its ERP products and offer additional deployment options — specifically, software-as-a-service (SaaS). The event...

    • Downloads: 688
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Select A Workday Services Partner For The Next-Generation Of ERP

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is dead (again); long live ERP! As leading business executives rush to create digital, customer-centric companies, next-generation ERP solutions are playing a key...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:SAP's Business ByDesign Faces Delayed Ramp-Up

    SAP's ambitious new software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering, SAP Business ByDesign, is targeted at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and features an innovative...

    • Downloads: 306
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Human Resource Management Economic Downturn Insights

    Human resources data highlights from Forrester¿s November 2008 Global Economic Downturn Insights Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 6