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5 Takeaways from the Unleashing Innovation Panel at #G2I2018

Last week, experts from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), TD Ameritrade, and the First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) came together in St. Louis at Gateway to Innovation to discuss how their organizations have shifted away from their traditional business practices to leveraging cloud-based platforms.   In the 45-minute session, the panelists shared their stories […]

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How You Interact Digitally Matters in the Car Rental Industry

While mobility and connected cars remain two of the most talked-about topics in the industry, car rental companies continue to invest heavily in other forms of digital transformation because they realize that providing an incredible customer experience is important to their business. Whether it involves making a reservation on the company’s website or making a […]

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How Microsoft Word “Protected View” Stops Information Leaks

Microsoft Word has long offered support for loading images and templates over the network.  This is a great feature within corporate environments because it facilitates the reuse of assets like logos and corporate document templates.  Unfortunately, these features can be abused by bad actors to obtain operational intelligence on individuals, or even to steal credentials.  […]

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Investing in Technology Across the Board in Insurance

Technology investment is an essential component of most strategic growth and operational efficiency initiatives. Technology comes in two parts. There’s the front-end technology that customers experience. There’s also the back-end technology that other stakeholders (i.e., agents, brokers, underwriters) leverage, enabling the company to effectively facilitate relationship-building. But equally important is technology that sits in corporate […]

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Why The Shared Investigator Platform (SIP) Was Created

This is the second post in a series on the TransCelerate Shared Investigator Platform (SIP). For background information on TransCelerate, see the initial post in the series. Very few doctors serve as clinical investigators (approximately 3%), which means many investigators work with multiple sponsor organizations. Each sponsor organization has its own site-facing IT systems and […]

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Cost-Cutting and Technology Investments in the Airline Industry

Cutting unnecessary costs and investing in technology (e.g., digital, planes) to support the business is a complex task, but certainly a requirement for long-term growth. Fuel costs – the number-one non-labor expense for airlines – can only be hedged to the degree the petroleum market allows and that is by and large outside the control […]

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EPBCS – Performance load testing using EPM Automate and HAR

EPBCS Performance is another key area which we focus on our Planning Projects during UAT. Oracle recommends to use HAR files to track the steps executed by users in Smartview or business rules executed from planning data forms. Oracle recommends to install Fiddler tool to create these HAR Files. EPM Automate has a replay command which can […]

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Connected Cars Present Great Opportunity for Car Rental Companies

Similar to mobility, connected car technology (e.g., telematics) has been around for some time, but only recently has the car rental industry truly exploited the massive opportunity it presents. The Internet of Things (IoT) has allowed companies to leverage new technology that better manages their fleets of cars. It’s also helping businesses, such as those […]

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Automated Reconciliations with Oracle ARCS [Webinar Q&A Part 2]

If you missed our recent webinar, How Noble Energy Automated Reconciliations with Oracle ARCS, the recorded event is available for immediate viewing with no registration required! Hear directly from Noble Energy how they moved from a spreadsheet and email-driven account reconciliation process to the cloud. Event attendees enjoyed an extended Q&A session and now you […]

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Upcoming Blog Series On TransCelerate Shared Investigator Platform (SIP)

In an industry that has historically been siloed and secretive, the nonprofit collaboration known as TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc. (TransCelerate) is a clear indicator of change. It was formed in 2012 by a group of innovative thinkers and doers from a handful of leading life sciences organizations, with the mission to “collaborate across the global biopharmaceutical […]

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Expanding Through M&A in the Insurance Industry

M&A is always on the table, as it can provide quicker access to more customers through geographic expansion, as well as new business lines and capabilities. It’s also a way to reinforce a company’s innovation strategy. Zurich’s acquisition of Bright Box, a company which provides telematics solutions “that link drivers to their vehicles, and the […]

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The Most Valuable Benefit of Salesforce Financial Services Cloud

Advising the Advisor: Are you thinking far enough ahead? Here’s how How familiar is your organization with the flexibility and integration Financial Services Cloud offers? The solution helps improve the customer experience, strengthen client relationships, and drive new business by integrating sales, service, and marketing. Digital transformation impacts every area of an organization, and companies […]

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Customer Satisfaction in the Airline Industry

Customer satisfaction is always top of mind for airlines. Unhappy or disengaged customers naturally mean fewer passengers and less revenue. It’s important that customers have an excellent experience every time they travel. On-time flights, good in-flight entertainment, more (and better) snacks, and more legroom might be the obvious contributors to a good experience and more […]

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Teams for Education Updates – May 2018

Teachers do so much for our students, they inspire us, motivate us, and shape our future. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Microsoft is thanking our teaching community with some new features within Microsoft Teams for Education. Microsoft has been visiting classrooms around the world to see how teachers and students are using Teams for […]

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Connect with Perficient at #Kscope18

Kscope18, ODTUG’s user conference known for providing a rich opportunity for networking and education on Oracle technologies, is just one month away and we’re excited to connect with you at the event. Perficient is proud to be a silver sponsor of Kscope18, which is being held June 10-14 in Orlando. Visit us at booth #312 […]

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What I Learned at Microsoft Build 2018

Microsoft held its popular Build conference in Seattle this week. Microsoft has a lot of different conferences throughout the year, but Build, as the name suggests, is focused on developers, current and future directions of Microsoft development platform and Microsoft cloud technologies. I was lucky enough to attend the conference in person and learn quite […]

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Salesforce Service Cloud Features That are Cause for Celebration

It’s a Summer ’18 Release Salesforce Service Cloud Party! The Salesforce Summer ’18 Release is here and it’s time to celebrate the arrival of new Salesforce Service Cloud features! These enhancements will allow you to boost agent productivity and streamline your business. You can lighten your teams workload by building Einstein Bots to deflect routine […]

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Calculating Business Days Via Groovy Script

Introduction This blog shares the solution for calculating the total number of Working Days using groovy script. Background We had a requirement to calculate the next seven business days from the assigned Closed Date in Oracle Sales Cloud. Here, we investigate this functionality by using groovy calendar objects. Technical Overview First we have to define […]

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Embracing Strategic Initiatives in the Insurance Industry

Today, insurance companies remain heavily focused on growth, productivity, and efficiency. That is, how can they generate more revenue and increase profitability? How can they get a bigger piece of the pie in a market that offers customers so many options? How can they create more value for shareholders? The answers to these big questions […]

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Salesforce DMP, Financial Services Cloud & B2B Analytics Intro

Must-Know Salesforce Updates What You Need to Know About Financial Services Cloud Field Service Updates in Summer ’18 that Will Change How You Work Self-Service or Bust: Why Connected Customer Portals are Vital to Customer Experience 6 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Campaign Gartner Names Salesforce a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application […]

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