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

Learn How Health Plans are using to Navigate a Rapidly Shifting Environment

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

In today’s fast paced, ever-changing business environment, health plans are facing increasing pressures to attract and retain customers. To drive growth, Health Plan sales teams must have access to detailed customer information and transaction data to be able to upsell and cross-sell the appropriate products.

Salesforce is a cloud-based enterprise solution that health plans are deploying to help drive sales while bending the technology cost curve. This scalable, agile solution enables companies to rapidly improve their knowledge base and improve their services while complying with new regulatory requirements.

Join our webinar to learn how Perficient is helping leading health plans deploy Salesforce to:

  • Quickly respond to evolving regulations and health plan requirements
  • Decrease costs while delivering improved services
  • Deliver better sales rep-to-client experiences in a secure, yet flexible, environment


Save Time and Resources with Oracle's PBCS and Perficient's Fast Forward for Hyperion Planning Solution

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Companies of all sizes can now deploy an Oracle Hyperion Planning solution to the cloud in just 8 weeks. The Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) contains all the power of Oracle Hyperion Planning with faster deployment to:

  • Accelerate planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Drive planning across the enterprise
  • Deploy self-service, integrated planning and management reporting
  • Deliver rapid time to benefit


Join us for a demo on how Hyperion Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS) can save valuable time and resources. Combined with Perficient's Fast Forward™ for Hyperion Planning solution, your planning solution is quickly developed and deployed on the Oracle Cloud with less risk and a lower cost than traditional implementations.

Lync Online: How the Cloud is Changing the Way We Communicate

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Many organizations are bidding farewell to legacy PBX solutions in favor of Lync, Microsoft's enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Microsoft Lync Online is a hosted communications service that connects people anytime and from virtually anywhere by delivering the collaboration capabilities of Lync Server 2013 as a cloud-based service.  

Join Perficient for an in-depth webinar on Lync Online and Lync Hybrid functionality, requirements and best practices to help you decide if Lync Online is the right fit for your organization. This session will delve into all that is Lync hybrid - from a functionality review and required on-premises infrastructure components, to account migration best practices.

Our Lync experts will provide:

  • Feature comparisons of Lync 2013 on-premises vs. Lync Online
  • Voice, conferencing and ACP integration considerations
  • Information about the option to deploy a hybrid Lync environment

Office 365 Customers: Drive Business Value with Yammer

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Microsoft has gone social in a big way with Yammer - but are you ready for it? A successful social solution must give end users the foundational tools needed to effectively collaborate with coworkers, clients and partners while maintaining control of access, security and content. Each business has a different sweet spot when it comes to creating an engaging social environment that drives collaboration and meaningful dialogue. An enterprise social network's success is dependent on unearthing your employees' key motivational drivers, aligning the solution to your company's culture, your vision for leveraging cloud-based solutions, and tailoring a strategy to fit.

In this session, we will be taking a look at what planning for Yammer success really entails, and the importance of a social maturity assessment, community use case planning and a communication plan. We'll also discuss the value of a Yammer pilot.

Five Attributes to a Successful Big Data Strategy

Thursday, May 08, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

The veracity, variety and sheer volume of data is increasing exponentially. With Hadoop and NoSQL solutions becoming commonplace, there are many technical options for managing and extracting value from this data. Many companies create labs to experiment with Big Data solutions, only later become IT playgrounds or unstructured dumping grounds.  

To help avoid these pitfalls,companies with successful Big Data projects approach challenges by formulating a strategy that assures real business value is derived from their Big Data investments. In a Perficient poll, 73% of companies stated they are in the early-evaluation stage to find solutions to their Big Data problems and are only beginning to create their strategy.  

Join us for a webinar featuring thought-provoking best practices used by successful companies to quickly realize business value from their Big Data investments. You'll learn:

  • The top five steps to increased business value
  • What the top companies are doing in Big Data that you need to know
  • Next steps to lay the ground work for a successful Big Data strategy

Learn How to Create a Seamless Omni-Channel Retail Experience

Friday, May 09, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

The smarter consumer is redefining the shopping experience. Are you prepared?  

A personalized shopping experience includes the ability to deliver a seamless omni-channel experience where the consumer can interact with your brand via any combination of channels. It ensures that all back-end systems are integrated and able to share information about the customer’s brand interactions regardless of the channels involved.   

Join us as Perficient’s industry experts share how they work with large retailers to deliver an end-to-end solution that streamlines operations and increases capabilities utilizing IBM’s® Sterling Order Management software. We'll look at real customer implementation stories and hold an interactive Q&A to show how your organization can achieve a seamless omni-channel experience.

Making the Most of Power BI with SQL Server 2014 and Azure

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
Power BI is a compelling new cloud-based BI offering for Office 365 SharePoint Online users, with advanced collaborative capabilities including mobile cross-platform reporting, on-the-fly dashboarding and natural language querying. 
When you combine Power BI’s self-service business intelligence with SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Azure, you can host your entire BI solution in the cloud while providing greater access to business analytics than ever before.
Join Perficient's Microsoft business intelligence expert Andrew Tegethoff to learn how to host your analytics and reporting solution in the cloud with Power BI and SQL Server 2014.

SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Scenarios That Make Sense: Optimize Your SharePoint & Office 365 Investment

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Organizations considering a move to the cloud are engaged in an ongoing struggle between maintaining local control over security, functionality, and manageability or sacrificing local control to capitalize on the myriad of benefits cloud computing offers. Understandably, this can make it difficult to determine if or when a SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online hybrid solution will really provide value.  

Join Perficient as we explore several optimal hybrid solution scenarios, and the benefits that can be realized by designing and implementing a solution that encompasses the best of both worlds.

The Modern Data Warehouse - A Hybrid Story

Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

As organizations realize the cost savings and scalability benefits of hybrid solutions, the focus turns to implementing your analytic platforms in these new environments. On-premises vs. cloud is the major decision point, but what about ‘traditional’ disk-based storage and computing vs. in-memory?   

Join Perficient’s director of Microsoft business intelligence, Duane Schafer, for a discussion on the business benefits of these topics, and discover how SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Azure can be leveraged to build the modern data warehouse.