Analyst Profile

Robert P. Anderson

Robert P. Anderson

Research VP

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

Roles and Responsibilities

Bob Anderson is Research Vice President responsible for ERP strategy and market intelligence, with a particular focus on financial management, service industries, "app stores" and marketplaces. With a substantial background in product management, as well as marketing of production/transactional systems, 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 Director for ERP, Wholesale Distribution Industry Analyst, and SMB Research Agenda Manager. His experience allows him to advise senior leaders from the user community, as well as from the vendor community.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


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, Field Marketing Manager - Production Systems Application Development, 2 years
Digital Equipment, 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)