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Perficient’s DevOps Journey & Approach – short video

Perficient colleagues recently attended Chef Software’s annual conference, ChefConf 2019 in Seattle, Washington.  In this short video, Perficient DevOps Delivery Director Sean Wilbur shares his point of view on the evolution of Perficient’s DevOps practice.  He also talks about how DevOps transformation is much more than just tools and code – and how culture and […]

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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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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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[GLOSSARY] Salesforce Community Cloud Terminology Explained

Active communication is a vital component to a successful technology implementation, and speaking the same language (figuratively and literally!) helps keep all members of a team on track. To ensure you (and your team) are on the same page when discussing your Salesforce Community, use this glossary of key Salesforce Community Cloud terms and their […]

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How to Use Communities to Impact Workplace Culture

The key to success is putting people first. When companies apply a people-first approach, it pays — literally. Putting that into action can be another story. With only good intentions and no clear strategy, people interested in evolving their business are faced with a painful and often overwhelming task. By starting with the people closest to your […]

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3 Steps to Overcoming Communication Barriers

We often hear the phrase “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” or are told to actively listen. While these are important, often time it’s simply not tactical enough. Too often what we hear is skewed by the filters that we (and our audiences) apply. So how do we ensure what we say […]

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Deploying a Salesforce Community with Change Sets

In preparation for deploying a community this coming weekend, I thought I’d share some knowledge around migrating a community through change sets. It’s been one of the biggest time-saving features Salesforce has invested in to-date, and they’ve only been making it better and better. It’s been available since Summer ‘18 and they made more improvements […]

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Top 5 Jaw-Dropping Salesforce Communities Summer ’18 Enhancements

Can you smell it? Fresh cut grass, birds chirping, the splash of kids cannonballing into the pool – IT’S SUMMER! Or at least late spring. And with the weather we’ve been having, it may not feel like it, but at the risk of sounding cliche, things are heating up in the Salesforce Summer ’18 release, […]

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What You Missed in Salesforce News – April 2, 2018

It’s impossible to keep up with all the developments and breaking news that surround Salesforce. Luckily, you’ve got us. Here are some of the top stories of the past week. Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption: Keeping Data Safe Customer information security is critical to Salesforce’s success. Your data is already very secure, but to meet the […]

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Why is the OpenTable Customer Community so Popular?

Newsflash! Customers expect a branded, consistent service experience just about everywhere. (Shocking, right?) While this news is not particularly ground-breaking, the way certain businesses are approaching the customer service challenge is. Customer communities offer a variety of important ways to connect with your customer: you can engage with them, send offers and other helpful information, […]

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How To Set Up Customer Communities in Salesforce

Customers often share ideas on their own, but an online customer community can provide a powerful mechanism for inviting your customers to proactively weigh in, and yield more powerful results.   We harnessed the power of Salesforce and the flexibility of Lightning Communities, components, custom page layouts, and themes to easily customize the experience in a […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Creating an Employee Community

It’s been very encouraging to see so many companies come around to the idea that keeping employees happy means creating and maintaining an environment in which they can thrive. One of the biggest and easiest ways to do this is to ensure they have what they need at their fingertips through an employee community. Also […]

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Empower Employee Ideas with Communities

Employees are the people who interact with their brands daily. Doesn’t it make sense they would have some of the best ideas? Let Your Employees’ Voices Be Heard Online community platforms, intranets, and other social engagement tools offer a unique way for your workforce to collaborate. But why not also leverage the power of your […]

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3 Podcast Takeaways to Give You a Salesforce Edge

As Salesforce professionals, we are always learning. If we’re not gaining product knowledge, we’re brushing up on effective methods to apply our product knowledge. That’s how we solve business problems and add value to an organization. With that in mind, here are… 3 Podcasting Takeaways Guaranteed to Turn Badges into Buy-In 1. The best formula […]

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Lower Employee Attrition with Salesforce Employee Communities

As more and more companies start to realize the value of making their employees happy, there comes the need for community within the workforce. Having an employee community where employees can go to stay engaged, voice ideas, and get questions answered go a long way in lowering employee attrition. Enter Salesforce Employee Communities That’s where […]

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Top 4 Spring ’18 Community Features to be Excited About

It’s that time of year again — the holidays are over, but we have something even better to look forward to: the Spring ’18 Release! I’m going to try to temper my exclamation points, bolds and all caps, but let me tell you, this release is beyond exciting! Let’s break down the Top 4 Areas […]

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Lightning Bolt Templates: Creating, Packaging & Troubleshooting

As of Summer ’17, Salesforce released the ability for users to export their communities as a packaged solution, allowing quick creation of new communities or packaging for distribution on the AppExchange. What is Lightning Bolt? Lightning Bolt is a new metadata type that includes most everything in your community: themes, CSS, Lightning components, page layouts […]

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Top 5 Winter ’18 Community Features to be Excited About

It’s that time of year again, pumpkin spice starts to invade your food and drinks and Salesforce begins their Winter release process. Even though it’s still early and many new features are in preview or beta, I’m really excited about seeing these live in Lightning Communities! There’s quite a bit of new features coming to […]

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Salesforce Community Branding and UX Design Tips

Beyond a customer’s perception of your company’s products and services, your brand identity and experience go hand-in-hand with every interaction they have – across marketing, sales, and service – with every touchpoint serving as an opportunity to further engage your customers. Your new Salesforce Lightning Community should not be an exception to this rule. A […]

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Make Customers Fall in Love with Your Self-Service Community

Does a Secret Formula for Self-Service Success Exist? While customer service is not rocket science, customer self-service is definitely an art form that takes some time to truly master. It’s not as simple as waving your magic wand, and it definitely comes down to more than just implementing the right online community platform. From the […]

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