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5 Things You Need to Know About Salesforce Communities

As a Salesforce Gold Partner, we love to work with the whole gamut of Salesforce solutions. In particular, many of our technical consultants specialize in Marketing Cloud, Sales Cloud and Communities (among other things). Communities happen to be one of my favorite offerings to work with and implement. They’re rich in features, and they can […]

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Salesforce Communities 101: How to Get Started

Typically, a community is defined as a unified group of individuals. When it comes to business and marketing outcomes, the word “unified” is the most important part of that definition. You want to be unified in your goals. Unified in product and brand strategy. Unified in the desire and passion to grow your customer 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Future of Customer Experience: 5 Important #DF18 Keynotes

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the technology we use for work, how we do business, and how ultimately we connect. At Dreamforce 2018, Trailblazers across the world learned about the latest innovations in the Salesforce ecosystem. Here are a few of the keynotes that caught our attention. Reimagine the Customer Experience with a 360° […]

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Creating a One-Stop-Shop Salesforce Customer Community

Online security vulnerability is a threat every business faces. Our client, Tenable, is a creator of platform cybersecurity software and protects the connected devices and computer platforms of 24,000 organizations around the world. While serving 50% of the Fortune 500, government agencies, and other organizations across private and public sectors, their loosely branded, inflexible customer community was […]

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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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Speak with the UX/UI Designer of OpenTable’s Community at #CNX18

Join Perficient and other Trailblazers for three days of learning from those who are driving innovation in digital marketing, commerce, and service across all industries. Make sure to check out the session highlighting the Perficient-built customer community and speak to the designer who built it (and completed it in record time). You’ve heard how popular […]

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Dreamforce 2018 is Here — Find Out Who’s Going

Tickets for Dreamforce 2018 Available Now The biggest software conference on the globe is back. With over 2,700 sessions aimed towards every job role in every industry and helping them succeed, there will several ways to connect with Perficient and other Trailblazers this September 2018. Don’t miss Dreamforce in San Francisco, CA on September 25-28, […]

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Lightning Flow, Data Security, Summer ’18 Enhancements & More

Top Salesforce Updates You Need to Know Einstein, Lightning & More: What’s New in Salesforce Sales Cloud in Summer ’18 Top 5 Jaw-Dropping Salesforce Communities Summer ’18 Enhancements Why is Data Security Important to Me? Running an Integrated ABM Campaign in 5 Steps Connecting to Salesforce in Outlook Perficient’s Award-Winning Partnership with Salesforce What Organizations […]

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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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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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