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Facial Recognition Enhances Customer Experience

Facial recognition technology is quickly advancing and going beyond the ever-popular security use cases. Now retailers can use it to deliver an omnichannel shopping experience. This is significant considering a 2018 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey of top North American retailers found that 73% of customers expect order tracking across all touch points, but only 7% […]

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Intelligence Everywhere with Perficient and MicroStrategy

Our MicroStrategy practice has been working diligently for 14 years to help customers maximize their business intelligence investments and our efforts are showing. We’ve recently garnered the MicroStrategy 2019 North America Partner of the Year award as well as praise from the platform’s CEO for our expertise and impact on our customers. The Perficient team […]

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Perficient: MicroStrategy’s ’19 North America Partner of the Year

MicroStrategy World 2019 kicks off today in Phoenix with a partner forum this afternoon and a welcome reception tonight. As part of the partner forum, MicroStrategy announced partner award winners based on global regions and specific projects. Perficient is proud to be selected as MicroStrategy’s 2019 North America Partner of the Year. Based on track record […]

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MicroStrategy World Customer Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

The MicroStrategy World 2019 agenda is out and it’s time to start planning your conference schedule (it’s easy with the MicroStrategy mobile app). Among the many can’t-miss sessions, there are two customer sessions you should make time for: AllianceBernstein and UBS. These two key customers will share the innovative ways they have transformed their organizations […]

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MicroStrategy Announces Release of HyperIntelligence Analytics

In a whirlwind of activity that included an executive networking lunch and live webcast, Q&A chat hosted by CMO Marge Breya and a ceremonial ringing of the Nasdaq opening bell, MicroStrategy officially unveiled MicroStrategy 2019 on Monday. Touted as the industry’s first and only enterprise platform for HyperIntelligence, transformational mobility and federated analytics, MicroStrategy 2019 promises […]

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Oracle Fusion SaaS Security with Oracle Analytics Cloud

The question that is often asked is: Can we leverage the same security we already have in Oracle Fusion SaaS (which includes users, duties, roles and security policies) to secure data in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC – an Oracle PaaS)? The answer is Yes. To understand better how this is possible, keep reading. This blog […]

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How to Create an OAC Data Replication from Oracle SaaS?

Oracle Analytics Cloud offer several options when it comes to loading data from Oracle SaaS (such as Financials, HCM, Sales, etc…). Using OAC against Oracle SaaS has several advantages, and most importantly being able to perform analytics on data that is not part of the SaaS application. You may be familiar with using Data Sync […]

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10 Business Intelligence Trends

Tableau published a set of articles on 2019 Business Intelligence Trends. Many are obvious. All are relevant. The rise of explainable AI: Think beyond using AI to using and trusting it Natural language humanizes data: natural conversations will make it easier to gain insights in context Actionable analytics put data in context Data collaboratives amplify […]

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Gartner ITxpo: Real Time Data Drives Fanatics Growth

        Amit Jain, Director of BI and Data Visualization at Fanatics, spoke on what they are doing to keep the world’s largest seller of licensed sports merchandise, ahead of the competition.  It means having a technology platform that is as agile as the athletes in the game. Built on AWS and powered by […]

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Gartner ITxpo: Create Actionable Intelligence

As a partner of ours, MicroStrategy brings some very interesting capabilities which we think adds flexibility and agility. Along with thyssenkrupp Elevator, they showed that off in a session on Creating Actionable Intelligence here at the Gartner IT Expo. thyssenkrupp builds elevators throughout the world across many countries and regions. This brings many challenges in […]

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Gartner ITxpo: Augmented Analytics

Our MicroStrategy and BI Expert Jim Butz spoke at the Gartner IT Expo today on the power of augmented analytics. In short, he pushed that data and insights only matter if you can easily access them and if you have the ability to act on the insight. To that end, your business intelligence (BI) tools must […]

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Leverage MicroStrategy SDK with Web Data Connector for Tableau

Both Tableau and MicroStrategy are great for analytics. And when you combine MicroStrategy’s security, governance and scalability with Tableau’s ease of use and self-service you get the best of both worlds. A customized web data connector allows Tableau users to do just that. Perficient’s MicroStrategy experts have created a plug-in for Tableau users that provides access […]

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Creating a Big Data Platform Roadmap

One of the most frequently asked questions by our customers is the roadmap to deploying a Big Data Platform and becoming a truly data-driven enterprise. Although the roadmap is different from customer to customer, at a high level, I would break it down into three phases: Phase – 1 Building the Foundation Just as you […]

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Augmented Reality for Instant Access to KPIs

The capabilities of augmented reality (AR) are reaching beyond the entertainment sphere and into the hands of store managers. The combination of leading image recognition software and MicroStrategy’s business intelligence (BI) platform is allowing organizations to put BI into the hands of employees and improve store performance with AR analytics. Delivering analytics via proprietary web, mobile […]

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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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Oracle BI Data Sync: How to Add a New Dimension

In this and the following post, I will cover the steps entailed in adding dimension and fact tasks in Oracle Data Sync. The latest releases of Data Sync included a few important features such as performing look-ups during an ETL job. So I intend to cover these best practices when adding new dimension and fact […]

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Hit Your Stride on the Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise

We are partnering with MicroStrategy for a free, one-day symposium Monday, July 23 at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri. The symposium will highlight the latest insights on big data, mobile app development, dashboard design, and security. This event is a great way to: Familiarize yourself with MicroStrategy’s innovative analytics and mobility solutions Network with our […]

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The Road to Oracle Analytics Cloud from OBIEE & BI Apps [Webinar]

If you are already running OBIEE/OBIA on premises and wondering about your options to migrate to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), you are not alone. Many are overwhelmed by this transition and might be asking themselves questions such as “What does it take to get migrated to the cloud? When should I make this transition? What […]

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Use Enterprise Data to Drive Business and Build Trust

Enterprise data is a very valuable asset and, if used strategically, it can help drive success. One outcome of using data analytics is that you’ll be enabled with better decision making skills. Instead of basing decisions off of past experiences, you can leverage your data to understand how different choices affect your organization. Data can […]

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Why BI Is Still The Most Important Trend

There are a lot of trends in data and analytics on the rise with AI, advanced analytics, IoT, and data science. But even with all of those new ways to explore and transform your enterprise data assets, business intelligence (BI) is still at the core of effective data strategy. Gartner estimates a $22.8 billion growth in […]

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