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A Primer on Organizational Change Management

There’s a lot to consider when implementing Microsoft Office 365 (O365) – be it one application or the entire suite. Often, the last thing organizations think about is the impact on the users. Yet they are your most valuable asset, and their adoption can drive true value and impact across the entire organization. The content […]

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Power BI + Azure Data Lake = Velocity & Scale to Your Analytics

Context – Bring data together from various web, cloud and on-premise data sources and rapidly drive insights. The biggest challenge Business Analysts and BI developers have is the need to ingest and process medium to large data sets on a regular basis. They spend the most time gathering the data rather than analyzing the data. […]

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Power BI: Power up your Analytics and Empower your Teams

Power Up your Analytics with Power BI  Power BI is a hosted BI solution on the Microsoft cloud. Its biggest appeal is the ecosystem it comes with.  Microsoft across its  various releases has created a very intuitive product on a robust platform. Its a one stop shop for all analytics needs. Identifying use cases for […]

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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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Top Ways Organizations Today Are Modernizing Intranet Platforms

Today’s intranet portals serve many purposes, from corporate communications to collaboration and business productivity. But more and more organizations are beginning to look for ways to modernize their intranet platforms and provide a richer, more collaborative end user experience. Here are three ways that organizations today are modernizing intranet platforms: Knowledge Management – rapid advances in […]

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Top 3 Ways to Turn Relationships Into Revenue With Dynamics 365

Sometimes, the difference between winning deals with your customers or walking away empty-handed involves one critical element – trust. If you haven’t earned your buyer’s trust, how likely are they to invest their company’s dollars in your product or solution? Not very. In fact, as stated in LinkedIn’s The State of Sales 2017 report, “77% […]

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Custom Data Connector for Power BI Using MicroStrategy

The MicroStrategy platform allows custom data connectors to access data from nearly any source, which includes Microsoft Power BI. In order to bring the best of both worlds together, Perficient’s MicroStrategy experts have developed a custom data connector to help Power BI users do just that. This custom connector integrates the two products and provides […]

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Newest Microsoft Technology Center Opens in St. Louis

When you think of digital transformation, do you have a future vision? Or are you trying to solve a pain point that only a major transformation will fix? Maybe it’s a combination of both. If you’re in our headquarters hometown of St. Louis, we’ve got great news for you. Yesterday marked the opening of the […]

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How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fits Into the Big Data Story

Business intelligence, artificial intelligence, intelligent cloud, intelligent edge, big data…the buzzwords are all around. There is a fundamental shift in the way companies are doing business. Many are beginning to leverage their data in new and innovative ways. They are leveraging their data to make critical business decisions, identify revenue growth opportunities and improve customer […]

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Top 3 Takeaways From Microsoft Inspire 2018

A couple weeks ago, I attended my first Microsoft Inspire event. There is only one word to describe my Inspire experience, which took place in Las Vegas in late July, and that is hot! It was very, very hot. While temperatures outside were scorching, the conversations, thought-provoking keynotes and sessions kept things chill inside. Inspire […]

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Microsoft is a “Clear Leader” in Cloud Security, Says CEO

During Microsoft’s recent third quarter earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella called the company “a clear leader in cloud security,” while reporting 58% growth in commercial cloud sales. Total sales during Q3 increased by 15.5% to $26.82 billion. Perficient’s chairman and CEO, Jeff Davis, told CRN that our cloud growth has been in line with Microsoft’s, […]

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Microsoft Earns Top Honors at Enterprise Connect 2018

Enterprise Connect 2018 is wrapping up and over the past year there has been an abundance of new exciting products and services released into the world of Unified Communications. However, there can only be one winner and Microsoft has earned top honors this year for its reinvigorated intelligent communications solution called Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams […]

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Microsoft Reports Revenue Growth, Led by the Cloud

Microsoft reported yesterday that Azure revenue nearly doubled in the company’s second quarter of fiscal year 2018, ending on Dec. 31, 2017. According to CRN, 2018 Q2 marks the tenth straight quarter of reports that Azure revenue grew 90% or more on a year-over-year basis. According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: “The intelligent cloud, intelligent […]

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Microsoft AI at a Glance

Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings including learning, language and perception, then help people solve problem better. It has been over several decades since human being research on AI, but the progress is very slow because of many facts, such as lack of data information, low performance […]

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The Inside Track: Connected Cars

Daniela Rus also believes that the cars of the future will be able to do a lot more than just self-drive; they’ll be able to understand how you’re feeling by listening to your voice, or route you to the nearest store when you run out of milk. Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development […]

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SharePoint Modern Experience Preparation

I thought it would be good idea to cover a new task I took on recently. SharePoint modern experience is a cool new end user experience update. With this new modern experience, we inherit a responsive SharePoint site, slick features and webparts that will cover your business use cases. And if not, SharePoint Framework has […]

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Growing Our Microsoft Practice: Looking Ahead

Now that the dust is setting on last week’s news of our acquisition of Clarity Consulting, we’re excited to look ahead at what this means for our customers and our partnership with Microsoft. Our chairman and CEO, Jeff Davis, spoke with CRN about the acquisition and how we plan to continue our growth: “We’re super […]

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Perficient Buys Clarity Consulting

This morning, Perficient announced that it acquired Clarity Consulting, a $27 million Microsoft Gold partner and the developer of Clarity Connect. The company offers premier products and services that leverage Skype for Business as a communication platform, which allow companies to significantly reduce costs and complexities within their IT environments. Clarity has deep expertise in […]

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Highlights from Microsoft Build Conference Day 1 Keynote

The Day 1 Keynote for Microsoft Build 2017 was a great mix of developer inspirations and new technology releases. The inspiration piece ranged from large fortune 500 companies leveraging Azure all the way to a researcher building a watch-like device that helped a woman with Parkinsons write her own name for the first time in […]

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[Guide] Leveraging the Microsoft Platform for DevOps

DevOps is no longer a niche strategy. By the end of 2016, more than 25% of Global 2000 organizations employed DevOps strategies, and that number will continue to grow. (Gartner) Is your company at the forefront of this trend or lagging behind? Check out our latest white paper, “Leveraging the Microsoft Platform for DevOps.” You’ll […]

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