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OBIEE 11g Portal Customization

Overview 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 whitepaper illustrates methodology […]

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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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Old Problem – New Context – Business to IT Translation

In today’s world  of “Cloud Everything” using “Hyper Everything” we still see an old problem creating challenges. Most IT organizations are still struggling to translate business requirements into technology requirements. Cloud has allowed us to simply accelerate the process of seeing the disconnect. I had the opportunity to hear about this experience from one of […]

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Refactoring Java Legacy Deprecated API

Problem: There are certain java code refactoring in the long-running applications, that are due to deprecated legacy APIs, that needs to be replaced with latest APIs/libraries. For example, when we upgrade AEM server from 6.2 to 6.3, Apache Sling Commons JSON libraries are deprecated and we may need to replace its references with newer Gson […]

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Antifragile Software: 6 Things to Know and Watch

This blog is a summary, with lots of links, of the antifragile software movement. Loosely, Antifragile is the property of thriving through volatility and surprise.  You can refer to the budding antifragile software manifesto , but note also that this goes beyond robust/resilient (see the picture below). As part of a Digital Transformation, here are six things to think […]

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The 7 Critical Challenges Supporting Healthcare Use Cases

The challenges in delivering healthcare data solutions that address complex healthcare business problems aren’t obvious when setting sail on an exciting new project. It’s focus a large percentage of your time searching for the latest sophisticated data crunching, machine learning, predictive data analytics tools around that will magically solve all of the problems without fully […]

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Oracle BI Data Sync: How to Add a New Fact

Following my previous blog post on how to add a new Dimension to a Data Sync task, this post looks at how to add a Fact and perform a lookup on dimensions while loading the target fact table in a data warehouse using Data Sync. To refer to the blog post on adding a Dimension […]

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Hype Cycle for 3 Phases of an Agile Backlog Groom

I was reading about the Gartner Hype Cycle and realized the same curve could be applied to Agile Backlog Groom (or simply Grooming).  Grooming is the process for an agile scrum team to absorb new work and add details. Every piece of work, no matter the size, follows this generic evolution. That is, the following […]

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How To Set Up a New Salesforce Org

Have a New Salesforce Org? If you purchased a new Salesforce org, you may be wondering where to begin setting it up. In this blog we’ll explore a few of the essential areas to review and configure to help get you started. When you first sign into your new Salesforce org you will see that […]

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