Analyst Profile

Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

VP Analyst

23 years at Gartner ,  38 years industry experience
GA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Bob Anderson is a Vice President, Research, on Gartner's IT Leaders and Tech Professionals Finance and Operations Applications team responsible for covering core financial management systems (FMS), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Financial Close solutions. Other areas he can conditionally assist with includes services-centric ERP, integrated Professional Services Automation (PSA), indirect sales and use tax solutions, and subscription/recurring billing.

Background

Previous Experience

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 in 1996. Mr. Anderson's previous responsibilities include: TSP SMB Research Agenda Manager and Lead Analyst, Wholesale Distribution Industry Analyst, and Vice President at 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 ERP Resource Center, 5 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Chosen to share top honors as 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)

Education

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

Languages

English

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