Analyst Profile

Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

VP Analyst

24 years at Gartner ,  39 years industry experience

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(FC) solutions. Mr. Anderson may also conditionally assist with recurring billing solutions that are an extension of cloud core financial management solutions found in the team-authored Magic Quadrant.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


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. His previous responsibilities include: TSP SMB Research Agenda Manager and Lead Analyst, Wholesale Distribution Industry Analyst, Vice President - SMB ERP, and Vice President - Core Financial Management Solutions.

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)


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



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