Analyst Profile

Robert P. Anderson

Robert P. Anderson

Research VP

18 years at Gartner ,  34 years IT industry

Roles and Responsibilities

Bob Anderson is Research Vice President for small and midsize business (SMB) end-user applications in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (T&SP) organization. He focuses on major IT vendors targeting SMBs and is an expert in ERP, SCM, CRM and BI technologies and strategies. Additional responsibilities include leading the T&SP SMB research agenda and the cross-organizational SMB practice team.

Areas of Coverage

  • Cross Industries


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Anderson held various product marketing and management positions related to enterprise application software at headquarters and in the field during a 17-year tenure with Digital Equipment.

Professional Background

Digital Equipment, Regional Software Manager, Enterprise Applications, 17 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Mr. Anderson shared top honors as the best analyst worldwide covering SMB Business Applications by IIAR in 2009.


B.S., Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
Postgrad, Georgetown University and Penn State University (Software Product Marketing Executive Programs)