Zachary Fischer

Zach has been a technical analyst and project manager with Perficient for 9 years, specializing in Search, Enterprise Content Management, and Information Lifecycle Governance technologies. In the past few years, he has stepped into the role of product manager for Perficient’s Handshake, NERO, and baseline search technologies.

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Handshake Powers Elasticpath Intelligent Search

Elasticpath is a market leader for headless commerce microservices and are great partners. Search driven commerce has extreme value for online retailers. Search drives customers to better recommendations. It tracks the conversions and query terms that translate to more sales. With machine learning, search quantifies the search results that translate directly to sales. For the […]

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Handshake Search Connector Framework Product Introduction Video

Enjoy this product introduction video, with some of the first views of the Handshake User Interface and introduction to the featureset. Don’t be limited by what you can crawl out of the box. Handshake puts your content at your users’ fingertips. For more information, contact search@perficient.com

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Handshake Added to Google Cloud Search Connector Directory

The framework continues to grow and new features are being added every day. We’re working on getting a public image of the Framework up and running, so you, dear readers, will be able to test the speed, flexibility, and extensibility of Handshake at your convenience! Until then, the Handshake footprint grows. We’re demoing a lot. […]

When to Shake: Handshake Use Cases (Part 2)

this post is a continuation of our discussion about search connector use cases. Click here to read the first half of this topic. Customer Service Search has changed the way customer service is offered and provided. Smarter algorithms and better machine learning models can help deflect cases, but sometimes a call is necessary. Search can […]

When to Shake: Handshake Use Cases (Part 1)

We continue to emphasize that connectors need to be as variable as search use cases, that the biggest benefit to handshake is its flexibility. But what are those use cases? And how does Handshake achieve those goals more quickly and completely? In this series of posts, we’ll describe the most common search use cases we’ve […]

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Spring Around at the Speed of Sound: Using Springboot to Jumpstart Middleware

Introduction In our last post, we described the architecture for Handshake, Perficient’s Search Connector Framework. In this post, we’ll be diving into Spring and Springboot, the backbone of the Handshake application. Other colleagues have written great resources for to help get started with Spring. In this post, we discuss common use cases for Spring, when […]

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Many Hands Make Light Work – Handshake Search Connector Architecture

In our first post, we discussed the need to move away from standalone application solution approach to search connectors. In this post, we will describe the Handshake architecture at a high level. We elected to move towards a microservice architecture for a few reasons: Less resource intensive Scheduling, component reuse, and maintenance Newer and growing […]

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Introducing Handshake, The Extensible Search Connector

Introducing Handshake This post is the first in a series on Perficient’s newest product: Handshake, the Extensible Search Connector. Perficient’s Data Solution group has built more than 30 custom search connectors. FileNet P8, Documentum, JIRA/Confluence, Salesforce, and Adobe Experience Manager to name a few. As more customers recognize the benefits of search, the demand for […]

IBM Information Lifecycle Governance: Solution Driven Model

IBM Information Lifecycle Governance: solution driven model

Enterprise Content Management solutions usually follow a standard lifecycle: A client identifies a need. They send out an RFP. A solution (more often than not, a software platform) is selected. The platform is installed, customized, and configured to solve the original problem. For Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG) solutions, the “selection of solution” stage is not […]