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 financial management, accounting and service industry solutions, and professional services automation (PSA). He also assists application software firms looking to set up cloud service brokerages (CSBs). 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 prior to joining Gartner. His experience allows him to advise senior leaders from the end-user, vendor and investment communities.

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 was chosen to share top honors as a top analyst worldwide 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)