AUSTIN, Texas – June 10, 2003 – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) a leading eBusiness solutions provider to Global 3000 companies in the Central United States, today announced an alliance with Mainline Information Systems, Inc., IBM’s largest U.S. business partner.
Under the terms of the agreement, Perficient will leverage Mainline’s significant hardware expertise and package hardware with software and services to provide clients a comprehensive IBM-focused solution. Mainline will gain access to Perficient’s stable of more than 120 deeply-certified consultants to provide clients increased business consulting and technology services.
“We’re thrilled to move forward with IBM’s top hardware business partner,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s chief operating officer. “This is a natural teaming of two leading IBM solution providers that increases the professional capacities of both organizations and provides customers with a single point of contact.” Combined, the two IBM solutions providers have served more than 5,000 corporate clients. Both organizations were recently recognized in trade press for their dramatic growth and success– each being honored in the 2002 varBusiness Fast 50 list of fastest-growing solution providers.
“In our continuing effort to provide customers with integrated IBM solutions, we are excited about our alliance with Perficient,” said Shannon McWilliams, Mainline’s Director of Software Solutions. “IBM has recognized both companies as leaders in our segments of the business. Together, we will be able to provide a broader array of bundled solutions - combining industry-leading hardware, software and services to enable our customers to deliver on the promise of e-business on demand.”
Perficient is the leading provider of eBusiness solutions to Global 3000 companies in the Central United States. Perficient helps companies acquire and strengthen their customer relationships, reduce their costs and empower their employees by helping them create Enabled Enterprises™, Web-based infrastructures with dynamically-integrated business applications that extend enterprise technology assets to customers, employees, suppliers and partners. A “Premier Level” IBM business partner—and one of only five WebSphere service providers retained worldwide by IBM, Perficient’s partners include leading eBusiness technology and services organizations like IBM, Sun, Microsoft, Oracle, Digex, Vignette, Gauss, Stellent, Pinnacor and Autonomy. For more information about Perficient, which has more than 140 professionals in the Central US and Canada, please visit http://www.perficient.com/.
Mainline Information Systems was founded in 1989 as a computer consulting firm. Since then it has become a global provider of information technology and e-business solutions. Mainline Information Systems is an IBM Premier Business Partner. In addition to its United States offices, Mainline Global Systems has offices in China and Korea. Corporate offices are located at 1700 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. The company can be reached by phone at 850.219.5000, and on the internet at www.mainline.com
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business on demand. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.
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