Gartner Expert

Sam Grinter

Director Analyst

Sam Grinter is a Principal Analyst whose area of coverage spans the HCM application market and includes core HR (HR data management and payroll) workforce management (time and attendance, labor scheduling, task management, and absence management), workforce information management (reporting, analytics, and metrics dashboards), HCM technology strategy, and HCM application evaluation and selection. Mr. Grinter is focused on the HCM application market in the European and North American markets, but also has experience in the wider world market.

Previous experience

Previous to joining Gartner, Mr. Grinter worked with prominent HCM, building automation and physical security vendors to analyze current market conditions, forecast market growth and provide commentary on key market trends.

Professional background


Senior Market Analyst

IMS Research

Market Analyst

Areas of coverage

HCM Technology Transformation


M.A., Methods of Social Research, University of Kent

B.Sc., Social Science, Canterbury Christ Church University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1HCM technology market landscape - core HR/HRIS, workforce management, payroll

2Key issues in evaluating and selecting HCM technology

3Multicountry payroll strategy

4Strategy for investing in HCM technology

5Pricing review of Kronos and Ceridian contracts