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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Mike Porter

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018, we introduced our Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share unique insights on their areas of expertise. Understanding […]

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Rethinking the Role of the Quality Assurance (QA) Team

I had the opportunity in my career to create a quality assurance (QA) team from scratch for a small software development company. Prior to this, developers and project managers would do all the testing. After petitioning for quite some time that this was not the best approach to ensuring quality, I was finally given the […]

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OBIEE 12.2.1.1 supports additional Big Data & Cloud apps

OBIEE release 12.2.1.1 not only boasts improved Data Visualization capabilities as I outlined earlier this week, but there are many important updates to source system support.  One of the main drivers of this is that OBIEE now supports DataDirect 7.1.5.  For those of you unfamiliar with DataDirect, it is a set of ODBC drivers from Progress Software […]

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OBIEE Collaborative Analytics Enables Decision Making & Action

Organizations that rely on Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) as their standard analytics platform may have already reaped the benefits of a common enterprise reporting solution from a data accuracy and accessibility perspective. However, they are most likely still using traditional means of collaboration. This entails communication of reported results, explanation of what they mean, their […]

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Meet with Perficient at IBM Vision 2016

Perficient is proud to once again sponsor the IBM Vision conference, the premier business analytics and performance management conference for finance, risk management and sales compensation professionals.  Visit us during the event from May 9-12 at booth #2 in the EXPO Hall, where you can learn how we’ve leveraged our expertise to deliver award-winning solutions […]

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3 things to remember in the EXPO center at InterConnect 2016

  1 – Pay attention as you’re moving around the EXPO center and notice where you are. The rows and booths all start to look a like. The good news is for the most part the type of product / services being offered are in the same general area, so that should help you find […]

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3 Trends for Data & Analytics in 2016

Data, data, data!  IBM estimates that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years.  When we use our computers, tablets and smartphones, immense volumes of data are being generated.  Companies are tapping into this data as a potential source of competitive advantage.  After harnessing this data, predictive analytics […]

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SPSS Does Regular Expressions

Well. OK, it does use Python, but you can use Python and regular expressions within IBM SPSS.  Regular expressions allow you to do complex string searches with a minimal amount of coding.  Both IBM SPSS Statistics and Modeler do a good job with string manipulation.  However, you often are faced with performing complex string searches […]

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‘Tis the Holiday Season!

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, it is once again, the most wonderful time of the year! Especially if you are passionate about bargain hunting and the holiday shopping festival that it is. But for some of us, this time of year can be most stressful, ahem…especially if you are one […]

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The cloud delivers the benefits of Predictive Maintenance sooner

I’m looking forward to co-presenting a webinar on Thursday, Dec. 3rd on how the cloud can deliver the benefits of predictive maintenance sooner, and I invite you to join. Abstract: Asset-intensive industries are becoming increasingly instrumented and connected, motivated by the immediate need to improve efficiency or via interest in the potential of the Internet […]

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Advanced Analytics for All

IBM’s Advanced Analytics story is now powerful yet simple. It focuses on ALL! Hybrid (heterogeneous architectures), trust (ensuring end-to-end accuracy and trust in the entire system), and agility (speed of thought analysis) are the core principles for this transformation to IBM’s Analytics portfolio. The product stack comprises Cognos Analytics, Watson Analytics, and Spark sparking SPSS […]

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Perficient honored with top IBM Analytics Award at Insight

Saturday evening, at the start of IBM’s Insight conference, Perficient was presented with the Worldwide Analytics Business Partner of the Year award. This award encompasses all solutions under IBM’s Analytics software brands, including Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management, Information Management, Big Data and Watson. We’re thrilled that IBM continues to recognize our significant investment and […]

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Perficient at IBM Insight 2015

IBM Insight, the premier big data and analytics user conference, is quickly approaching and we’re excited to connect with you at the event. Perficient is proud to be a Gold Plus Sponsor of IBM Insight 2015, which is being held October 25-29 in Las Vegas. Visit us at booth #751 in the EXPO Hall, where […]

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Perficient Acquires Market Street to Expand Analytics Expertise

We’re excited to announce the acquisition of Market Street Solutions, a firm specializing in the development, implementation, integration and support of big data, analytics and financial performance management solutions. Market Street is a fantastic addition to the Perficient team, with a great reputation, customer-centric mentality, and solid client roster, positioning Perficient for continued growth in […]

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A Big Data Play for Sports Fans

Data visualization and prediction tools are becoming more and more consumable, so that we’re seeing use cases that reach beyond complex business scenarios into the arena of sports. As fans gear up for fantasy football season, there’s a new array of data analysis and visualization tools to help optimize draft picks or lineups. Tools were […]

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Writeprint Analysis Using IBM SPSS Statistics and Modeler

Writeprint or forensic linguistics analytics as it is often termed is used to analyze unstructured text data to determine authorship.  Different variations of writeprint analysis has been used for hundreds of years analyzing the different books of the Bible to determine their authorship.  The works of Shakespeare have also been extensively studied to determine if […]

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Leverage data to improve compliance like the SEC and FINRA

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) is responsible for protecting retail investors and assessing market-wide risks, but now is shifting its attention also toward figuring out how to leverage data analytics to identify potential for illegal trading activities, conflicts of interest or other misconduct, according to a recent article by ThinkAdvisor, Compliance Data Analytics: Do […]

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Discovering Insights in Customer Data for Personalization

Earlier this summer we looked at how retail organizations were leveraging vast quantities of customer data and advanced analytics to personalize customer experiences, meeting the increasing demands of the marketplace, and ultimately preventing churn. The story of an ever-expanding landscape of customer data is well known, but extracting value from that data continues to be […]

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Cognos TM1 Training in Denver on August 17 to 20

Hopefully many of you have enjoyed my many Cognos TM1 blog posts. Now some of you may be new to TM1 or a novice or an expert at the product. Regardless of your skill level, training is always important to stay up to date with new product changes. With that said, Perficient’s IBM Business Analytics group will be […]

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QUBEdocs Provides Better Documentation for TM1

Throughout my years as a technical consultant I have worked with many bright minds, but the majority of the people I have worked with always hated technical documentation.  They thought this task was either something beneath them or just didn’t have the time due to the hundreds of development tasks that had higher importance.  But […]

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