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Mystery Social Determinants Now Tracked in Health Cloud #HIMSS19

How Salesforce is Creating Connected Care with Updates to Salesforce Health Cloud at #HIMSS19 Last year’s introduction of Salesforce Health Cloud at HIMSS18 was exciting and the advancements since then have taken HIMSS19 by storm. Perficient was onsite not only presenting “Overcoming Challenges in Creating Self-Service Analytics,” but making sure to catch the other world-class speakers […]

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Our Proven Recipe for Customer Community Success

The Best Communities Focus on Content and Design Content plays a foundational role in a community’s success. However, having helpful, easy-to-follow content available for your customer community means nothing unless users are able to find it, consume it, and understand it. That’s where the UI/UX design comes into play; when, where, and how they access […]

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The Minimum Oracle Cloud Project Contracts Setup

Differences exist between Cloud Project Billing and EBS Project Billing. Using Oracle Cloud Project Contracts exclusively is one of the differences. In EBS “Project Funding” we create an approved revenue budget, baseline it, setup the agreement and lastly fund the project/task. Utilizing Oracle cloud project contracts raises questions of how the former “funding” is achieved […]

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Configuring Windows Services for OBIEE 11g

Introduction When Oracle Business Intelligence is started, few services will start. These are Node Manager, Admin Server, Managed Server. Starting all these services require manual effort. So these components will start once the server is restarted by a Developer or Admin person. To overcome this dependency on manual intervention, all the OBIEE services are created […]

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Data as Experience: A Series

In the past several years, I’ve seen both successful and failed insights initiatives. Perhaps the first element of failure is what they call these efforts: Reports Executive Reports Reporting A focus on the number of reports Large focus on specific fields in reports, to the exclusion of other elements When I look at elements of […]

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OBIEE Design and Development Best Practices

Introduction This document is for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Developers and Designers. These standard guidelines may vary from project to project. Below mentioned OBIEE Standards are more in generic form & developers can follow these guidelines to standardize their code & minimize post development defects.   Repository – Physical Layer best practices Database […]

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OBIEE 11g Portal Customization

In order to best deliver an intuitive and interactive end-user experience, architecture and UI elements have been redesigned from the ground-up in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release (Oracle BIEE). The 11g UI is dynamically generated using scripts which makes it highly customizable as per client’s needs and standards. This blog post illustrates the […]

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Design Tips to Make Your Lightning Community Dazzle

Why Brand My Salesforce Community? A brand is much more than a memorable logo, clever tagline, and a cohesive palette of colors or clean lines and typography. Bottom line, it’s about providing added value for your customers, building trust through quality and consistency, and ultimately boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty. Beyond a customer’s perception of […]

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Store PowerApp Camera Photos in SharePoint or OneDrive

In order to capture a Photo taken from a PowerApp, we are going to take advantage of the Camera control to capture an image and pass that to a Flow which will save it to SharePoint on OneDrive. The process relies on the workflow expression Base64ToBinary() which we will call within the Flow to convert […]

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5 Methods to Decompose a User Story

This is a quick guide to decompose a user story. There are lots of resources that explain methods to decompose a user story. In this case, there is a parallel with Perficient Denver office lunch time learning session. This is not rocket science, but rather, a quick guide to facilitate a forum. Therefore, use this article […]

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5 Key Factors to Influence Your Healthcare Website Redesign

When redesigning your public facing website whether you are a healthcare provider or payer, there are a number of key factors to consider on where to focus your efforts to ensure you’re giving consumers-patients-members the best digital experience. As it only takes about 0.05 seconds[1] for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether […]

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Working with OneStream XF Workflow Engine

The OneStream XF Workflow Engine is one of my favorite design components in the platform. It leads the users to a centralized working panel and protects them from the complex technical concepts of the system through the entire work cycle. First of all, the workflow tasks are not limited to having users input and review […]

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How to Create a Salesforce Community Brand Kit 

The Key to Brand Success Your brand is the defined version of your customer experience. Physically, it’s how your customers identify you. Emotionally, it’s how they connect with you. But good brands don’t just happen, they are created. It is imperative for businesses to be aware of the brand experience they desire customers to have and […]

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Salesforce Lightning High School: Think Mobile and User Adoption!

I don’t know about you but I would love to go back to high school and change a few things! On a recent client discovery interview, a successful Financial Advisor made the following statement about her frustration with the Salesforce Classic Interface: “There are just way too many clicks!” I chuckled and said, “In many […]

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Using PostgreSQL to Massage Data for Siebel EIM

Recently, I had a Siebel Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) client requirement to load data into the database, clearly the purview of Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM). The client sent me the data in a spreadsheet, and it looked something like this: Site_Number Contact_ID Role 800,1,300,500 1-2ASW Pharmacist 6,7,2 1-4RSW Doctor 1,2,4,6,7,8 1-5E33 Lead CRA […]

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Healthcare Information Integration Challenges and Solutions

Healthcare IT is ever-changing and Perficient is on the forefront of this change, guiding the industry and those we serve toward a brighter future. We partner with healthcare companies to help people live their lives to their fullest potential today, using best practices and cost saving technologies and processes. As we look to the future […]

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Why We’re Looking Forward to Denver Startup Week

According to the event organizer, “Denver Startup Week is about innovation for founders, developers, product managers, designers, marketers, sales teams, and makers.” This week-long extravaganza promotes the lively spirit of Denver, while endorsing the entrepreneurial presence that Denver has to offer. Denver Startup Week is a continuous celebration of everything entrepreneurial and innovative in Denver. This […]

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Clear Salesforce Requirements = Clear Defect Tracking

Break these rules and suffer the consequences! If you do not have clearly understood requirements and logged defects, you will spend countless hours debating over what is in scope, what is not in scope, what defect should be fixed and what defect should be backlogged and pushed to a later sprint. One defect, discovered recently […]

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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) May Not Be Maximum Value

In software development, the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is the quickest time to release for something useful. All these words are loaded: “quickest,” “release,” and “useful.”  Noting that development is a change, the definition [of a one-time] MVP depends on your planned current vs. future business state. Yes, I emphasize that your MVP vision depends […]

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