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HfS rated in the top right-hand-corner of analyst firms for influencing buyers and journalists

February 19, 2013 | Phil Fersht

"HFS Research was an outstanding performer in the Analyst Value Survey. Buyers of analysts' services rate HFS Research as one of the most valuable providers, and one of a handful of firms whose influence grew most impressively in 2012"

Duncan Chapple of Analyst Equity, February 2013

Leading expert and commentator of the global analyst industry, Duncan Chapple, former board member at the International Institute of Analyst Relations and CEO of LighthouseAR, has announced findings from the Analyst Value Survey, which included 198 enterprise consumers of analyst research to understand how much influence each major analyst firm has on enterprise buying decisions and the media.

Considering this study was focused on major analyst firms such as Gartner and Forrester, which cover broad enterprise IT and services buying trends (not just sourcing), we would be have been happy with finishing somewhere in the middle of the pack, but as you can see, we are making some pretty big waves in the enterprise. It's pretty cool what you can do with a smart group of analysts a bunch of research and a blog:

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We, at HfS, are proud to represent the sourcing industry among the global analyst firms and help communicate today's complex issues surrounding sourcing to the forefront of the enterprise agenda. Thanks for all your support.

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  1. Debashish Sinha
    Posted Feb 19, 2013 06:53 PM | Permalink Reply

    Just shows how much a more human approach to sourcing was needed in the industry. Well done Phil and Friends!

  2. Jon Butler
    Posted Feb 20, 2013 05:49 AM | Permalink Reply

    Congratulation on being tops with journalists, and, importantly, tops with buyers. The proof of your expertise is evident when people actually act upon your advice. Clearly, HfS opinions and guidance is well-received by those who have as much to lose as they have to gain!

  3. Anon
    Posted Feb 20, 2013 03:30 AM | Permalink Reply

    This is fabulous news for HFS - shows how much traction can be gained in this social media world. Duncan is one of the most respected analyst relations experts, so this is some achievement!

  4. Steve Hedges
    Posted Feb 19, 2013 11:58 PM | Permalink Reply

    This is a great achievement. When you look at the amount of great research and edgy topics that HfS writes about, it's hardly surprising the impact you are all making,

    Steve Hedges

  5. Brian
    Posted Feb 19, 2013 01:26 PM | Permalink Reply

    This comes from being a breath of fresh air in a stale industry. People like the HfS style - am surprised others are not trying to follow your lead,

    Brian

  6. Gaurav
    Posted Feb 19, 2013 12:07 PM | Permalink Reply

    Phil and team,

    It's incredible the way you evolved from a blog to a fully-fledged research firm that has come to "own" sourcing.

    Well done!

    Gaurav

  7. James Levy
    Posted Feb 20, 2013 06:18 AM | Permalink Reply

    Not sure what Frost and Sullivan are doing there, but it's very heartening to see the impact HfS is having on enterprises.

    Many congratulations to you all,

    James Levy

  8. Paul McDonough
    Posted Feb 20, 2013 06:46 AM | Permalink Reply

    HFS rocks! Well done you guys!

  9. Pramode Metre
    Posted Feb 21, 2013 07:35 AM | Permalink Reply

    Phil, way to go! Team HfS has arrived with fresh perspectives, deep analysis and sharp edge that you provide the industry. Look forward to more heights to scale!

  10. B Klages
    Posted Feb 21, 2013 02:59 PM | Permalink Reply

    Excellent, Phil and HFS squad!

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  13. Steve Kirstein
    Posted Mar 14, 2013 09:53 AM | Permalink Reply

    Very interesting - congratulations!

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