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.

Paul D. Hamerman's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Transform The Job Candidate Experience From The Outside In

    Well-run companies invest heavily in establishing their corporate brand and in business technology to win, serve, and retain customers. Many of these same companies, however, offer only rudiment...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Grow Your Revenue Stream With Customer-Centric Finance

    In the world of corporate finance, three traditional priorities start with the letter "C": cost, compliance, and control. These will remain finance's priorities for many years to come. However, ...

    • Downloads: 93
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Measure The Business Impact Of Improved App Strategy

    This report outlines the business case component of Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business applications strategy. If you're debati...

    • Downloads: 655
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Align Your Business Applications To Technology And Customer Imperatives

    Constant business change, coupled with ongoing technology advances (e.g., mobile, cloud, social collaboration, and big data) will fundamentally change how application development and delivery (A...

    • Downloads: 739
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Optimize Application Strategy To Generate Business Value

    This report outlines the strategic planning process for business applications managed by application development and delivery professionals. This report is designed to help you maintain a viable...

    • Downloads: 959
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: ERP Applications 2008

    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...

    • Downloads: 3744
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: ERP Applications 2008: The Battle Goes Vertical

    The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market continues to mature at the upper end as the two titans — Oracle and SAP — look to extend their footprints in multinational enterprises. ...

    • Downloads: 2335
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applicatio...

    • Downloads: 2179
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009

    In Forrester's 89-criteria evaluation of business performance solutions (BPS) vendors, we found that IBM Cognos, Oracle, SAP, and SAS Institute led the pack because of their breadth of functiona...

    • Downloads: 2368
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q4 2008

    In Forrester's 104-criteria evaluation of human resource management system (HRMS) vendors, we found that Oracle and SAP continue to be the leading options for large multinational enterprises, wi...

    • Downloads: 2240
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