Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.

Education

Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SaaS HR Management Systems, Q4 2014

    The Eight SaaS HRMS Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60 criteria evaluation of SaaS HR management systems (HRMS) vendors, we identified the eight most significant software providers serving medium to large companies — ADP,...

    • Downloads: 541
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SAP Bets Its Future On Hana And SaaS

    Hana Will Bolster The Licensed Business, But SAP Needs A More Aggressive SaaS Strategy To Maintain Double-Digit Revenue Growth

    SAP's position as the largest business application vendor is not in doubt; whether it will be a market leader in revenue growth and in innovation is less certain. Anticipating the market's growing...

    • Downloads: 770
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your BI Strategy To Generate Maximum Business Value

    Strategic Plan: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Making the right information available to the right person at the right time is more important than ever in today's fast-changing competitive environment. Business intelligence (BI) is necessary to...

    • Downloads: 651
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Maximize Employee Value By Aligning With Customer Imperatives

    Business Case: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    Maximizing your workforce's value depends on increasing the level of employee engagement, linking employee productivity to positive customer outcomes, and instilling a culture of customer centricity....

    • Downloads: 202
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess Your HRM Process And Systems Capabilities

    Assessment: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    Most companies struggle to integrate a collection of human resource management (HRM) systems that can include payroll, core HR, learning, recruitment, and talent management. The proliferation of...

    • Downloads: 518
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Business Applications Take Innovation Beyond The Cloud

    As the shift to the cloud broadens across more business application types, application development and delivery professionals are torn between maintaining key operational systems and making...

    • Downloads: 276
  • 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: 1071
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Oracle Customers Are Hesitant To Embrace Fusion Applications

    Slow Adoption Of Newer Product Means Changes Likely In Oracle's Strategy

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. With Oracle's strong footprint in the enterprise business apps...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Align Your Business Applications To Technology And Customer Imperatives

    Executive Overview: The Business Applications Playbook

    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 (AD&D)...

    • Downloads: 733
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: SAP To Acquire Concur For $8.3 Billion

    With Its Largest SaaS Acquisition To Date, SAP Looks To Dominate Corporate Travel And Expense

    SAP made a bold move on September 18, 2014 to acquire travel and expense (T&E) market leader Concur for $8.3 billion, its largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) acquisition to date. This deal...

    • Downloads: 102
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Financial Performance Management, Q3 2013

    How The Top 11 Providers Stack Up In A Rapidly Evolving Market

    In Forrester's 55-criteria evaluation of financial performance management (FPM) vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — Adaptive Planning, Host Analytics, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 629
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Don't Just Maintain Business Applications, Raise Business Responsiveness

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Applications Playbook

    While big projects such as delivering new off-the-shelf or custom-built applications help your organization achieve excellent business outcomes, sustaining these outcomes requires that your...

    • Downloads: 604
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Explore The Emerging SaaS ERP Market

    Many application delivery leaders are in the process of reassessing their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, which may be more than a decade old, inflexible to the changing...

    • Downloads: 970
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Put The Customer At The Center Of Your Business Applications Strategy

    Assessment: The Business Applications Playbook

    Mature enterprise applications portfolios are well adapted to vertically integrated enterprises with highly trained dedicated users. But the age of the customer means that enterprises need to...

    • Downloads: 193
  • 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: 90
  • 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:Forrester's HRM Process And Systems Capabilities Assessment Tool

    This HRM assessment tool enables a self-evaluation of four key areas: strategic alignment between HR and the overall business, the current portfolio of HRM applications, the effectiveness and...

    • Downloads: 40
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Application Adoption Trends: The Rise Of SaaS

    The shift to SaaS is the leading agent of change in applications adoption as companies seek better flexibility and speed. Results from our Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2013, reveal significant...

    • Downloads: 642
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Transform HRM Processes And Systems To Drive Business Excellence

    Executive Overview: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    As businesses strive to achieve competitive differentiation, growth, and global expansion while carefully managing costs, people strategies play a big factor in successful outcomes. In shaping these...

    • Downloads: 575
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Disrupt The Employee Performance Process To Align With Business And Customer Outcomes

    Performance Management: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    The employee performance appraisal is an underperforming, periodic business process that is loathed by both employees and managers alike. Historically linked to the annual salary review, performance...

    • Downloads: 227
  • 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: 1055
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Define Your Strategic HR Technology Road Map

    Road Map: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    Most companies face challenges in sustaining a portfolio of human resource management (HRM) applications, which are typically poorly integrated and have functional gaps as well as solution overlaps....

    • Downloads: 511
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer-Centric HRM Technology, Q2 2014

    Innovation Boosts Employee Engagement And Customer Value

    The technology for human resource management (HRM) addresses the life cycle of the workforce, including attracting, selecting, training, supporting, assessing, and rewarding employees. In the fast...

    • Downloads: 421
  • 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: 1110
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Grow Your Revenue Stream With Customer-Centric Finance

    Rethink Financial Processes And Systems To Drive Revenue Growth And Customer Value

    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, it is...

    • Downloads: 75