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How to Develop Your Salesforce Brand

Salesforce is known to open up doors, not just for the people using the technology at organizations, but also for the people managing it. As a proud Salesforce Admin or Salesforce community manager, make the most of your position! Salesforce (and their partners) offer a lot of opportunities to develop your personal brand and engage […]

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From Search to AI-Powered Relevance with Coveo

At Coveo Impact 2019, Vincent Bernard from Coveo presented about the use of Coveo Cloud to maximize the value of relevance on a website. 3 Main Ingredients for a Good Search Experience Vincent described three main ingredients or best practices for web site search that all work together: Machine Learning Query Suggest – not just […]

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Six Reasons Clients Love Salesforce Community Cloud [INFOGRAPHIC]

While there are way more than six reasons to love Salesforce Community Cloud, here are the top six reasons that keep coming up again and again with our customers. In addition to increased loyalty and increased retention, Salesforce Community Cloud opens up a world of connection to the different stakeholders your business interacts with. To […]

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Why We’re Excited for NASCO Converge 2019

Helping Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Win in the Market This year’s NASCO conference, Converge 2019, will kick-off June 3-6, 2019. This conference will be centered on where collaboration, innovation, and technology intersect. NASCO is a Blue-owned organization, dedicated to helping Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) health plans across the nation build a better healthcare […]

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Welcome to the Collaboration Economy. Is Your Business Ready?

From Sharing Economy to Collaboration Economy Whether you’ve booked a rideshare car service, stayed in a stranger’s empty room on vacation, or found Fido a new home away from home, there’s a good chance you’ve witnessed the sharing economy. It’s this growing business trend that is beginning to impact the way businesses run for not […]

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The Secret to Functional, Collaborative Salesforce Communities

Vlocity is a San Francisco-based company that delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries. They are also a Strategic Partner to Salesforce and have many tools developed to help their customers and partners drive results and ensure success. However, Vlocity’s VisualForce community lacked engagement and was difficult to […]

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3 Ways Self-service Communities Bring In Profit Past Support

Self-service communities open the Salesforce platform up as a place to do business with your customers, past just providing support. Saving Human Agent Time = Saving Company Money Implementing a self-service community is an easy recommendation when customer have questions like, “How do I reduce support or call center costs?” or “I’m concerned about agent […]

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Salesforce Employee Community Builds Culture for SSA Marine

Building Culture Through an Employee Community SSA Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carrix, Inc., operates more cargo terminals than any other company in the world. As Carrix was seeking to modernize their operation, they knew investing in technology would set them up for the best long-term success. After a successful Sales Cloud implementation with […]

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The Salesforce Team Spills: Why Perficient

What It’s Like Working at Perficient Have you ever gotten off a team conference call and felt so powerful and inspired you were convinced your team could conquer the world? via GIPHY It feels good, right? Admittedly, while not every single call is like that (and a second cup of coffee by the declarer of […]

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Iron Mountain Stops Spreadsheet Madness with a Partner Community

Investing In Your Partners Pays Off With aggressive sales revenue goals for partner channels in 2018, enterprise information management services company Iron Mountain wanted to enable partners to register and track deals during the channel sales cycle in a way Excel spreadsheets were not able to provide. Perficient partnered with Iron Mountain to design a […]

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How We Create & Measure Case Deflection in a Salesforce Community

Outstanding CX is the New Norm In 2015, a Gartner study predicted that by 2019 more than 50% of organizations will invest more money into the customer experience. In 2019, we can safely say that number is more than just 50%. With trends like personalization, omni-channel support, and AI becoming the norm, customers are evolving […]

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8×8 Launches PartnerXchange Platform for Channel Enablement

New Salesforce Community Drives Channel Onboarding, Enablement, and Customer Sales 8×8, Inc. is a leading cloud provider of voice, video, collaboration, and contact center solutions for over one million users worldwide. As 8×8 is a company known for helping other businesses to transform their customer and employee experience, Perficient was honored to “transform the transformers” […]

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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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What Does HCL Buying IBM Portal Mean to You?

You may have heard that in December 2018, HCL Technologies agreed to acquire several software assets from IBM, including Lotus Notes, Domino, IBM Portal and IBM Commerce. These have all been long term investments by IBM and have had strong customer support for many years. What many people don’t know is that IBM has been […]

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Building a Successful Community with Engaging Content [WEBINAR]

As you strive to offer the best customer experience possible, branded communities have become the preferred method for collaboration. Of all self-service channels, customers make the most frequent use of knowledge bases. But your community is only as good as the support it provides, so if engagement is low or your knowledge bank is lacking, […]

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New Partner Community Helps Okta Cut Through the Content Clutter

With all the different audiences businesses interact with today, it can be a challenge to control the information each audience actually needs. Systems that worked in the past can quickly become useless as growth happens and business needs change. The question is, can your technology solutions keep up? When Your Community Content is Out of […]

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Creating a Personal Intranet User Experience

A common intranet requirement is the ability to personalize the user’s experience by targeting relevant content to them. This is an area where out of the box SharePoint functionality is limited. That process is now much easier with the release of Rise 2.5, which allows you to manage how content is tagged with core metadata […]

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[GLOSSARY] Salesforce Chatter Terminology Explained

Keeping your team aligned has its own challenges, especially when taking on new technology. A core component of Salesforce is Chatter, which enables enterprise-level social networking for employees, partners, and customers in a secure, measurable, and trackable environment. With the interchangeable terms from company to company and across technologies, we evaluated the top terms people […]

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Rise 2.5 Enables Advanced Personalization for Your Intranet

Perficient is pleased to announce the availability of Rise 2.5 for SharePoint. Rise Intranet is an advanced platform for delivering modern intranet and portal experiences for Office 365, SharePoint Online, and SharePoint On Premises. Rise 2.5 is packed with new features, many of which our customers have requested. New Features The latest Rise 2.5 release […]

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Our Tested Framework for Customer Service Community Success

Self-Service Communities Used for Customer Service On the Rise Trends show that customers prefer self-service communities when it comes to accessing support. Customers demand fast service anywhere, anytime. Today, customers have more choice: more products to buy, more information to influence purchasing decisions, and more devices and channels over which to seek customer service. What […]

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