Analyst Profile

Robert P. Anderson

Robert P. Anderson

Research VP

19 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience
Alpharetta, GA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Bob Anderson is Research Vice President responsible for covering ERP for service industries and financial management and accounting applications. He also covers business "app stores," a fast-growing path for the distribution of software, and is one of Gartner's top SMB analysts. With a substantial background in product and marketing management, he spent 17 years at Digital Equipment Corporation ("DEC") and was one of the founding members of its Transaction Processing Resource Center. He also has spent 18 years working at Gartner in various roles, including SMB Research Vice President for ERP, Wholesale Distribution Industry Analyst, and SMB Research Agenda Manager. His experience allows him to advise senior leaders from Gartner's user and vendor communities, as well as the investment community.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


Previous Experience

1. TSP SMB Research Agenda Manager 2. Wholesale Distribution Industry Analyst 3. Vice President, SMB ERP

Professional Background

Digital Equipment Corporation, Field Marketing Manager - Transaction Processing Software, 2 years
Digital Equipment Corporation, Regional Software Manager, Enterprise Applications, 4 years
Digital Equipment, Sr. Software Consultant - DECtp Resource Center, 5 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Member The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
Member of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
Member of the SMB Information Technology Alliance (ITA)
Mr. Anderson shared top honors as the top analyst worldwide covering SMB Business Applications by IIAR in 2009.


B.S., Political Science/Economics, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
Postgrad study: Georgetown University and Penn State University (Software Product Marketing Executive Management Program)