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 and forecasting the market for providers offering administrative ERP in service-centric organizations as well as professional services automation (PSA). He also assists businesses looking to set up cloud service brokerages (CSBs),"app stores" and marketplaces. With a substantial background in product and marketing management, Mr. Anderson spent 17 years at Digital Equipment Corp.(DEC) in business applications and was one of the founding members of its Transaction Processing Resource Center prior to joining Gartner. His experience allows him to advise leaders from the end-user, vendor and investment communities in inquiries related to these markets and the competitive offerings within them.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


Previous Experience

Mr. Anderson's previous responsibilities include: - TSP SMB Research Agenda Manager - Wholesale Distribution Industry Analyst - Vice President, SMB ERP

Professional Background

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

Industry Awards/Accolades

Chosen to share top honors as a top SMB analyst worldwide by IIAR in 2009
Member of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
Member of the SMB Information Technology Alliance (ITA)


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