Gartner Expert

Robert P. Anderson

VP Analyst

Bob Anderson is a Vice President, Research on Gartner's ERP Strategy and Applications research team responsible for covering cloud ERP solutions in both service and product-centric organizations.

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 Gartner responsibilities include Core Research Vice President, SMB ERP solutions, Research Vice President Wholesale Distribution Industry, TSP Research Vice President SMB Finance and ERP solutions, Cross Practice KI Leader for SMB research, ITL Research Vice President Core Financial Management solutions and ITL Vice President Analyst, Service and Product-centric ERP.

Professional background

Digital Equipment Corp.

Regional Software Manager, Enterprise Applications

Digital Equipment Corp.

Field Marketing Manager - Transaction Processing Software

Digital Equipment Corp.

Sr. Software Consultant - DECtp ERP Resource Center

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders



Postgraduate Study, Software Product Marketing Executive Management Program, Georgetown University and Penn State University

B.S., Political Science/Economics, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How will the Cloud and digital technologies transform ERP, including financial management?

2What ERP suites should my organization consider?

3How should I managed the ERP selection process?