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5 Reasons Why Partner Communities Are Critical to Your Success

In today’s world, people expect to have data, information and tools at their fingertips. If you’re in the manufacturing or automotive industry, your channel partners (a.k.a. dealers or distributors) are no different. They want immediate access to data, such as leads, conversions and KPIs. They want to be able to find blog posts, product information […]

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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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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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New Partner Community Helps Okta Cut Through the Content Clutter

With all the different audiences businesses interact with today, it can be a challenge to control the information each audience actually needs. Systems that worked in the past can quickly become useless as growth happens and business needs change. The question is, can your technology solutions keep up? When Your Community Content is Out of […]

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A Partner Community for Financial Services – Tips From #DF16

I mentioned the Zurich partner community in one of my previous Dreamforce blog posts about the Salesforce Community Cloud Keynote. Here, I’ll dive deeper into the details of a presentation dedicated to financial services partner communities. Kimberley Zatlyn from Salesforce started the session and reiterated the same statistics that were presented in the keynote presentation. Paul […]

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Community Cloud Experts Share Best Practices at #DF15

While standing in line waiting for this a session this afternoon, “Creating Your Community w/ Expert Help from Salesforce Implementation Partners” I was chatting with a fellow Dreamforce attendee who was getting started with Communities. She was in awe by the thousands of other attendees and fellow users all here doing the same thing she […]

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Making the Decision to Translate Your Partner Community

One of my favorite conversations to have with our Salesforce customers is around translating their partner community. Everyone wants to be able to support users in their native language to make it easier to do business with them, but not everyone has the infrastructure in their partner organization to support language localization. Here are three […]

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Enable Your Partners On-the-Go

As our world becomes more mobile, there is more and more of a push to make Partner Communities available on mobile devices. A recent Forrester study confirms that field sales teams at your channel partners increasingly manage their business from their smart phones and tablets, and partner portal adoption is low when companies do not […]

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3 Ways to Increase Adoption of Your Partner Community

Partner enablement is one of the key business drivers that prompts businesses to invest in Partner Communities. This is not surprising; to grow your channel successfully, you want to give your partners the best information and tools to enable them to represent and sell your brand. However, partner portal adoption is low and most people […]

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Get the Most Out of Salesforce Content in Your Partner Community

According to a PRM report from Forrester Research, partner portal utilization is often low and eBusiness and channel strategy professionals need to understand inhibitors to adoption and key actions to boost partner engagement since partner engagement directly correlates to loyalty and productivity. As a result, channel teams are turning to new methods and modern systems […]

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Mobile Responsive is the New “Mobile Friendly” for Communities

Confused about the difference between mobile friendly and mobile responsive? You’re not alone. Although these terms seem similar in meaning, they’re actually quite the opposite. For instance mobile ‘friendly’, by industry definition, is a bit of a misnomer. Mobile responsive is actually more mobile friendly than mobile friendly and here’s why. A mobile friendly webpage, […]

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Focus on Partner Experience in your Community

  Digital communities result in 43 percent increase in partner sales, according to recent research from Salesforce. Channel Managers know that their partners are busy; most of the time, working with your company is not their full-time job. In fact, they may also work with your competitor so it is critical to make it as […]

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Why Channel Teams Choose Salesforce

  Are you looking for better ways to engage and enable your partners? Do you want to reduce channel conflict and get better insight into your pipeline? Are you struggling to get a 360-degree view of your partners due to managing your channel business in multiple systems or perhaps (gasp!) on Excel spreadsheets? Do you […]

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#DF14 Video Roundup: Community Cloud with Constant Contact

For those that weren’t lucky enough to attend this year’s Dreamforce conference – check out this great session we co-presented with our client, Constant Contact, on their implementation of Community Cloud. The video clocks in at about 35 minutes but with best practices on migrating from portals, screenshots of a real community, and some great lessons […]

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