AUSTIN, Texas- March 8th, 2005 - Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm in the central United States, announced today that it has been awarded the 2004 IBM Americas Business Partner Leadership Award, a prestigious international award that recognizes IBM Business Partners worldwide, across all lines of business, for outstanding success in selling IBM products. Perficient was one of 15 companies worldwide to receive the 2004 IBM Business Partner Leadership Award; thousands of IBM Business Partners were eligible.
Perficient received the award based on meeting the following criteria set by IBM: end-user customer satisfaction, commitment to the delivery of IBM’s products and services, contribution as demonstrated by business performance and level of certified skills development of its employees.
“Being recognized as one of IBM’s top partners worldwide is a high honor that underscores our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and validates our leadership position in services,” said Jack McDonald, chairman and chief executive, Perficient. “IBM is a terrific partner, 2004 was a great year for Perficient and we expect 2005 to be a significant growth year as well.”
"The IBM Business Partner Leadership Award honors Business Partners that go the extra mile in representing IBM. Perficient has demonstrated that commitment by delivering superior customer service and innovation," said Bete Demeke, IBM’s Vice President of Software Sales, Central Region. "The Leadership Award is a well deserved honor for Perficient and we look forward to their continued growth and leadership in delivering IBM solutions to customers.”
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and midsize companies in the central United States. Perficient helps clients gain competitive advantage by using Internet-based technologies to make their businesses more responsive to market opportunities and threats, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, improve productivity and reduce information technology costs. Our solutions enable our clients to operate a real-time enterprise that dynamically adapts business processes and the systems that support them to the changing demands of an increasingly global, Internet-driven and competitive marketplace. Perficient is an award-winning "Premier Level" IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information about Perficient, which has more than 420 professionals in the central United States and Canada, please visit www.perficient.com. IBM is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
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