Gartner Expert

Ron Hanscome

VP Analyst

Ron Hanscome is a Research Vice President whose areas of coverage span the HCM application market, including cloud HCM suites, admin HR (HR data management, payroll and benefits administration), workforce management (time and attendance, labor scheduling, and absence management), compensation management, engagement measurement/voice of employee, reporting and analytics, integrated HR service management (employee and manager content portals, case tracking tools, and supporting knowledgebases), HCM technology strategy, and HCM application evaluation and selection.

Previous experience

Previous to joining Gartner, Mr. Hanscome worked with clients to develop three- to five-year roadmaps to guide their HCM applications investments, including timing and sequencing of application selection, implementation and deployment. He conducted evaluation and selection projects for core HRMS and talent management applications across a wide range of organization industries and sizes. He also conducted research and published extensively on HCM technology trends.

Professional background


VP, HCM Systems Strategy Consulting


VP, HCM Applications Marketing

Meta Group

Research Director

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

HCM Technology Transformation


B.A., Modern European History, Magna Cum Laude, University of Minnesota

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1HCM technology market landscape - cloud HCM suites versus point solutions

2Key issues in evaluating and selecting HCM technology

3Critical considerations in developing and maintaining an HCM technology strategy

4Cost justification/return on investment of HCM technology deployments

5SMB+ segment: HCM technologies (80-499 employees)