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Combining Online & Offline Data in Automotive – Part Three

In the past two posts I explored the topic of automotive companies merging online and offline data to build better customer profiles and better understand their consumer base. In the first post, I discussed the data landscape in automotive and the overall need to combine online and offline data. In the second post, I focused […]

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Combining Online & Offline Data in Automotive – Part Two

In a previous blog post, I discussed the need and importance of combining online and offline data in the automotive industry. Now, in part two of this blog series, I will discuss some of the basic tools needed for combining online and offline data, as well as give some high-level examples of the types of […]

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Combining Online and Offline Data in Automotive – Part One

As technology advances, new ways to gather customer data and new ways to use that data in marketing and customer outreach have emerged. This has created a new need for many companies in various industries. The need to combine offline data with online data in accurate and intelligent ways, allowing the organization to gather more […]

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Address Data Privacy Challenges and What Future Laws to Expect

Previously, I discussed the compliance hurdles that will come with the California Consumer Privacy Act. This final blog of the series addresses data privacy challenges and highlights a few future laws that will be enacted soon. In order to overcome these data privacy challenges, you can implement automated data scanning/discovery and correction tools, or data […]

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Compliance Hurdles You Can Expect With the CCPA

My last blog introduced the CCPA and discussed how it will impact automotive companies. This blog examines compliance hurdles that will come with the California Consumer Privacy Act. The vast majority of the issues that you will face when working towards CCPA compliance are technical ones. You will need to create a “compliance portal” to […]

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[Perspective] California Consumer Privacy Act’s Impact on Automakers

Data privacy laws, specifically the California Consumer Privacy Act, continue to be a hot topic of discussion across industries. The automotive industry is no exception. As original equipment manufacturers (OEM) improve their ability to collect, house, and make sense of customer data, they must also improve their ability to adhere to laws and regulations. As […]

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Will Ecommerce Guide the Future to Direct-to-Consumer Sales?

Previously, I examined eCommerce functionality in the automotive industry and the benefits of a direct-to-consumer sales model. This blog follows up and discusses how to find a reliable technology partner, functionality aspects, and aspects of this new direct-to-customer sales method. Finding a technology partner that specializes in digital transformation is key. That doesn’t simply mean […]

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[Perspective] Is eCommerce the Future of Auto Sales?

Since 1898, the automotive industry has largely relied on the dealership network approach to sell its products. However, the concept of a direct-to-consumer sales model has become a bigger topic of conversation lately. The majority of the discussion hasn’t been about automotive companies opening physical locations or stores of their own to replace the dealerships, […]

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Providing A Connected Vehicle Experience With Cloud

The following is the twelfth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. Throughout this series, we have discussed the many benefits of cloud, including increased velocity for innovation, enhanced security, and the opportunity for ROI. Now, we want to discuss how the cloud can […]

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Cloud Procurement Approval Management

Cloud Procurement offers a new interface defining approval workflow for Requisitions, Purchase Documents (Order, Blanket, Contract) and Supplier Management. Approval rules are managed in a user friendly interface that integrates back-end Business Process Management (BPM) while keeping a logical and complete setup in front of the user. While relatively simple to define rules in Approval […]

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Install, Configure, Deploy FileNet P8 using Ansible

Here is something I’m working on at Perficient to make installing/upgrading, configuring, and deploying IBM FileNet P8 more efficient. It even creates a Domain, and Object Store. All using Ansible. If your organization is looking to implement something like this in your environment, give Perficient a call. We’ll be happy to assist.    For […]

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Agile Street Smarts – Creating High Performance Teams

What does it take to create a lean, mean project machine? Many have wrestled with this in the past. How do you get your teams to perform at optimal levels? SEMPERFI Support don’t smother, Empower and trust, Motivate , Put forth – communicate, Energize, Release – deliver, Fail fast, Iterate   Turns out, Marine Seal […]

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Installing, Configuring, and Using IBM FileNet Deployment Manager

IBM FileNet P8 comes with many tools used for administering, and configuring the different aspects of the application. One of the most important is the FileNet Deployment Manager (FDM). It is used to migrate Objects, such as Classes, Property Templates, Documents, Marking Sets, Workflow Definitions… between different environments. It can even be used to migrate […]

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Drive More Business with Video Advertising in Automotive Part 2

One of the fastest-growing digital advertising tactics in the automotive industry is video advertising as dealers begin to see the value of the medium, while others are simply getting on board because they see their competitors doing it. Keeping up with competitors is never a bad thing, but you should always take the time to […]

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Executives and Cloud – Perfect Alignment

In today’s “digital everything” world with all the confusing jargon around the subject of “cloud”, it is easy to miss the point of why cloud technology is important. In this blog, I hope to remind the reader about some cloud basics. The reference to cloud in this blog is a more broadly defined definition of […]

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools.  Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects.  In this article I […]

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Installing the IBM FileNet P8 Container Demo

Have you ever found yourself needing a development environment at 2 AM on a Wednesday morning? Well, maybe not, but if you have, and you are a FileNet P8 developer, or admin, you’re in luck. IBM has created an easy to spin up containerized implementation of P8. The instructions and code for installing it is […]

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Drive More Business with Video Advertising in Automotive

One of the fastest-growing digital advertising tactics in the automotive industry is video advertising as dealers begin to see the value of the medium, while others are simply getting on board because they see their competitors doing it. Keeping up with competitors is never a bad thing, but you should always take the time to […]

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Oracle Cloud PPM Rapid Install – “Why Bother?”

Introduction In this installment, I will discuss a few key takeaways of the PPM Rapid Install sheet. The PPM Rapid Installation is very helpful in getting an environment up very quickly. It also provides a structure in capturing configuration data. Depending on which features are suited, and selected, for your company, the sheet will enable […]

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Invoice formats- Oracle Projects Considerations Part 7

What is a Project Billing Invoice Format? The Oracle projects billing invoice formats determine how invoice lines can be displayed on invoices. Implementers define the width of columns and different data types to appear. Invoice formats also allow free-form text. These details are used in Receivables for invoice accounting and presentment to the customer. Are […]

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