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

“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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11 Comments

  1. Gaurav
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    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

  2. Brian
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    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

  3. Posted February 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

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

  4. Steve Hedges
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    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. Anon
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    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!

  6. Jon Butler
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    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!

  7. James Levy
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    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 February 20, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    HFS rocks! Well done you guys!

  9. Posted February 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    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 February 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Excellent, Phil and HFS squad!

  11. Posted March 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting – congratulations!

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