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

Creating an Effective MDM Strategy for Salesforce

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

As Salesforce has grown from a simple, standalone tool to a platform that touches every customer interaction, the data has grown more complex. This problem happens for many reasons including user error, adding other cloud apps requiring data integration, and business mergers and acquisitions that create multiple instances of Salesforce within an organization.

A master data management (MDM) strategy is critical to helping companies solve challenges like providing enterprise analytics and creating a 360-degree view of the customer. With Informatica Cloud, companies are learning to address the challenges and explore alternatives including a cost-effective cloud MDM versus a full-blown MDM solution.  

During this webinar, you will see a demo of the Informatica cloud MDM solution in action and learn how with an effective strategy, you can:

  • Support the business case for MDM consolidation of multiple instances
  • Create a customer 360-degree view in the cloud
  • Understand the use case, reference architecture, and why companies are choosing cloud-based MDM

Increase Financial Firms Sales Performance and Compliance with Compensation Management

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Financial services and banking organizations are challenged with aligning sales performance with corporate goals to drive business growth. In addition to financial performance, one of the largest challenges financial institutions face today is managing the balance of meeting regulatory requirements without potentially disrupting performance.   

To help your organization manage performance and risk data against regulatory reporting requirements, you need to develop an enterprise-wide governance structure to gain control over sales channel compensation programs. Join us for a webinar where our experts will cover:

  • Challenges around sales performance, Dodd-Frank and compensation governance in financial services
  • Industry-focused use cases and best practices for sales performance management solutions
  • Case studies of leading financial institutions implementing sales performance and compensation management


You'll also learn how IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management enables organizations to achieve operational efficiency and reporting accuracy, greater data transparency, reduced risk and detailed sales performance analytics.


Planning for Governance in Yammer While Working Like a Network

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Enterprise social networks require governance to operate most effectively, especially in highly regulated industries. It's a slippery slope - the more restrictive your governance policies, the less likely you are to see users collaborating naturally and often. Plus, when you’re used to thinking of “governance” in a SharePoint context, it can be difficult to understand how to govern a Yammer network properly while still encouraging user engagement.  

When embracing enterprise social, it's important to understand the differences between social collaboration and the collaboration characteristics of older, document-first systems. In this session, we will:

  • Discuss best practices for governing a Yammer network
  • Consider the philosophical differences of governance in SharePoint and Yammer, and why sometimes less is more
  • Look at the features and functions that Yammer provides for governing users and content


We will close with an audience Q&A.

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.

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 Lori Venable, a leading expert in Oracle Clinical and RDC, for a complimentary one-hour webinar designed to empower organizations to take ownership of their own database roles to ensure they remain compliant.

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