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Increase Customer Loyalty and Business Value with Captive Financing

While countless companies specialize in financing equipment acquisitions for customers, there is a growing trend for manufacturers to provide such financial services themselves. Of all manufacturers who offer a captive financing option to their customers, 67% expect equipment financing will increase as a percentage of their manufacturer sales. There are numerous reasons for the growth […]

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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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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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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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Project Statuses-Oracle Projects Considerations Part 8

What Are Project Statuses? Statuses can control the “life-cycles” of projects, project resource requirements, and people. New statuses can be created for the above objects. Out of the Box Project Statuses Project Statuses include predefined statuses for the following objects: Projects – a project’s current state, for example Open, Closed, or Approved Requirements – The […]

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1-2-3 Channel Checklist for Manufacturers

Many manufacturers go to market through an indirect sales channel, such as a network of independent distributors, dealers or other partners. If you fit into this category, you know it’s important to continually evolve and evaluate relationships with your partners. 3 Dimensions of Success For any given indirect sales channel, there are three primary dimensions […]

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Tackling Supply Chain 4.0 with the Right Partner

In our previous blog post, we discussed how to incorporate Supply Chain 4.0 while not cloud-ready and what that looked like from a strategy and technology standpoint. In our last installment of the guide-to-blog series, we touch on the importance of partnering with the right professional services organization to help guide and execute supply chain initiatives. […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Project Considerations and Things to Know – Oracle Cloud – Part 4

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to change and standardize processes across all business units, establish governance, and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered with […]

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5 Reasons Why Partner Communities Are Critical to Your Success

In today’s world, people expect to have data, information and tools at their fingertips. If you’re in the manufacturing or automotive industry, your channel partners (a.k.a. dealers or distributors) are no different. They want immediate access to data, such as leads, conversions and KPIs. They want to be able to find blog posts, product information […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Addressing Project-based Issues and Challenges – Oracle Cloud – Part 3

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to change and standardize processes across all business units, establish governance, and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered with […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Handling Organizational Change – Oracle Cloud – Part 2

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to change and standardize processes across all business units, establish governance, and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered […]

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How to Incorporate SCM 4.0 if You’re Not Cloud Ready

In our previous installment of the guide to blog series, Taking the Next Step Towards Supply Chain 4.0, we discussed Supply Chain Metrics: Choosing the Best Technology Vendor for Partnership and the importance of technology vendors for partners. In this installment, we’re going to touch on how to incorporate SCM 4.0 if your organization is […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Selling the Big Idea – Oracle Cloud – Part 1

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to standardize processes across all business units and establish governance and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered with […]

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How to Embrace Change in Supply Chain with Minimal Impact

In our previous blog, Identifying Signature Supply Chain Processes and Technology, we discussed the importance of identifying the right supply chain processes and technology that make the most business sense for your organization. In this blog, we will discuss how change plays a vital part in your supply chain 4.0 journey. More specifically, how to […]

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