Gartner Expert

Melanie Lougee

VP Analyst

Melanie Lougee is a Research Vice President whose areas of coverage span the HCM application market including core HR, talent management (onboarding, employee performance, and rewards and recognition), HR Service Management (employee and manager portals, case management, and supporting analytics), HCM technology strategy, and HCM application evaluation and selection.

Previous experience

Previous to joining Gartner, Ms. Lougee led product strategy for two SaaS HCM startup companies. Earlier in her career, she led product strategy for the leading product in the HCM industry at the time - PeopleSoft Core HRMS. In addition to her work in product strategy, she has also sold, implemented and managed HCM applications, giving her a uniquely holistic view of the market.

Professional background


Director of Product Strategy, Principal Sales Strategist

Enwisen (acquired by Lawson/Infor)

Vice President of Product Strategy - Enwisen


Vice President of Product Strategy

Areas of coverage

HCM Technology Transformation


B.A., English, Santa Clara University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Vendor evaluation for HCM Suites, performance management, and HR service management

2Vendor guidance for established and emerging vendors in the HCM space

3HR and IT organization around SaaS maintenance

4Global workforce application considerations

5Onboarding application considerations