Perficient Webinars

Perficient experts frequently host technology webinars to discuss the latest enterprise technology trends and share best practice recommendations. All webinars are complimentary and listed below.

Upcoming Webinars

Improve Efficiency, Compliance and Productivity Through Finance Transformation in Financial Services

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

The role of corporate finance in financial services firms has expanded as the demands for balancing growth, regulatory compliance and risk management increase. Firms must be able to improve visibility, insight and control over financial performance, and this can be done through technology-enabled transformation.    

In this webinar, we’ll guide you through the strategic vision and components of finance transformation that will help your enterprise to identify gains in operational efficiency, improve forecasting and reporting, reduce risk, and optimize the strategic functions of the finance organization.    

You’ll learn:

  • Demand and drivers for finance change
  • Key components of the finance operating model
  • Prioritization of value creation opportunities
  • Approach for improving financial reporting processes
  • Solution architecture to deliver meaningful insights to the business

How to Plan for a Lync Deployment on a Global Scale

Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Preparing to implement Lync Server 2013 sounds like a simple task in context. However, when it comes to planning for a global Lync deployment, there is a lot more to take into consideration to get your core Lync Server 2013 infrastructure ready to support voice, video and content sharing capabilities.   

To understand how to get “Lync Ready,” join Perficient’s Microsoft Certified Masters Jason Sloan and Keenan Crockett for a webinar based on the popular white paper “The CIO’s Guide to a Lync Server 2013 Global Deployment." Topics will include high-level server and pool design and placement, importance of the edge servers, the hardware vs. virtualized debate, and ultimately a high-level understanding of the impact Lync has on your network.

Salesforce Winter 2015 Release Highlights

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Join us to learn about some of the newest features added to the Sales, Service and Communities Clouds! 

We’ve reviewed the Winter ’15 release and have selected some of the most valuable enhancements that will help you optimize Salesforce and grow your business:

  • Highly intuitive navigation enhancements that increase usability
  • New design tools for Communities and templates for self-service component
  • Long-awaited configurations and setup enhancements for collaborative forecasting
  • Changes and enhancements to the Salesforce Side Panel for Outlook and Activities
  • This webinar is part of Perficient’s popular “Salesforce Tips” series designed to share best practices and shortcuts to leverage the power of Salesforce.

    Creating a Business Case for Big Data

    Wednesday, November 05, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    Although Big Data is changing enterprise data architecture models, support for Big Data extends beyond the walls of IT. The most successful companies are focused on building strong business cases for Big Data to drive support, adoption and funding though the enterprise.  

    This webinar will investigate the two perspectives in constructing a business case for Big Data as well as how to create a compelling business case for Big Data success.    

    During this webinar, we will cover:  

    • Challenges Creating Business Cases for Big Data
    • Two perspectives for building Big Data business-cases 
    • Building the business-focused case and getting to monetized benefits 
    • Fortifying the your business case with IT-benefits

    Implement Oracle Sales Cloud in Six Weeks with Perficient Quick Start Services

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    You can now deploy Oracle Sales Cloud in just a few weeks! Oracle Sales Cloud enables modern selling with tools that are easy to deploy, mobile, packed with powerful analytics, and built for collaborative selling and revenue generation. The combination of Oracle Sales Cloud and Perficient quick start services can get you up and running quickly with less risk and lower cost than traditional implementations.  

    If you are considering a sales force automation tool for the first time or migrating from a current sales automation tool, join us today to hear:

    • Controller Matthew Jarry of Eastern Communications discuss the strategic business imperative which led to a six-week implementation of Oracle Sales Cloud
    • Perficient experts explore tips and methodologies to rapidly design and implement Oracle Sales Cloud
    • Oracle leadership share insight into sales automation trends, customer adoption and future Oracle Sales Cloud enhancements


    Hear what other growing and thriving sales organizations know - that speed, accuracy, insights, visualized reporting, mobility, collaboration and packed pipelines are crucial to accelerating sales growth. Perficient and Oracle can get you there quickly!

    Hybrid Analytics in Healthcare: Leveraging Power BI and Office 365 to Make Smarter Business Decisions

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    As organizations realize the cost savings and scalability benefits of hybrid environments, the focus turns to implementing an analytic platform in these new environments. On-premises vs. cloud is the big choice, but how are some companies leveraging the best of both worlds?   

    Join Perficient and UnityPoint Health for a discussion on the benefits of Power BI and Office 365, and how one technology-savvy healthcare provider is leveraging its hybrid environment of Power BI, Excel-enabled dashboards and SharePoint 2013.

    Taking Ownership of Custom Database Roles in Oracle Clinical and RDC

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    One of the fundamental requirements of 21 CFR Part 11 is controlling user access in clinical trial applications. You do not want to unintentionally give someone access to something he or she should not have. To avoid these situations, Oracle Clinical and Remote Data Capture (RDC) comes with a set of predefined database roles that system administrators can set to enable users to perform specific tasks, yet prevent them from taking actions they are not authorized to take.  

    While the predefined roles serve as a good starting point, it is critical for organizations to decide which roles make sense for the way they do business. In such cases, it may be beneficial to create new custom roles. While this process is not overly complex, it is easy to overlook several aspects that can make all the difference.  

    Please join Perficient’s Tammy Dutkin, director of Clinical Data Management and EDC, for a complimentary one-hour webinar designed to empower organizations to take ownership of their own database roles to ensure they remain compliant.

    Healthcare Enterprise Data Model: The Buy vs. Build Debate

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    Every mid-to-large-sized healthcare organization will at some point need an enterprise data warehouse to consolidate data from its many source systems. The first question most will ask is, “Do I build it from scratch or buy a model?” 

    For some organizations, the answer to this question is simple and obvious. For others, it may be the source of internal debate on whether someone else can create a model that will address their nuances. Some will argue that a pre-built model will save time and money and should be explored as an option, while others may curb discussions due to the belief that their electronic medical records vendor already has it figured out.

    Join us as we explore the pros and cons of building your own data model vs. buying one and look at real customer use cases to help weigh the pros and cons of this critical enterprise decision. During this webinar, we will discuss:

  • How experience plays into the equation
  • Which solution delivers value more quickly
  • Which solution helps reduce the risk to the organization
  • How easy is it to integrate other solutions
  • How the decision to build vs. buy can impact your internal team
  • Best Practices for Integrating Lync with Your Avaya Environment

    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    As part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 integrated communications platform, Enterprise Voice, an enterprise class VoIP solution, includes a number of new features that enhance deployment, operational and user experience capabilities.  

    To understand how to build a strong telephony platform leveraging the power of Lync and backed by Avaya, please join this webinar presented by Perficient’s Microsoft Certified Masters Jason Sloan and Keenan Crockett.  

    Topics will include:

    • How to plan for audio conferencing
    • Click-to-call functionality
    • Lync softphone/hard phone options
    • Simultaneous ringing endpoints
    • Importance of voicemail
    • High-level understanding of Lync call admission control planning

    Implementing Digital Signatures in a FDA-Regulated Environment

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    Perficient’s life sciences practice once had a manual, time-consuming and expensive process for signing and collecting validation documents. From handwritten signatures to scanning and shipping documents all over the globe, it was only a matter of time before we made the move to 21 CFR Part 11-compliant digital signatures.  

    Please join Michelle Engler, an expert in the development of clinical applications, to learn about our experience implementing a digital signature solution and how your organization can benefit from one too.  

    During the presentation, we will cover:

    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Solution selection and implementation
    • 21 CFR Part 11 system validation
    • Lessons learned