AUSTIN, Texas, July 2, 2008 – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it has been named a Microsoft National System Integrator Partner, a designation granted to approximately 50 firms nationwide.
“We’re excited Microsoft has selected Perficient from thousands of potential firms as a business partner and solutions provider worthy of NSI Partner status,” said Jeff Davis, Perficient’s president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to leveraging the resources the NSI Partner role will afford us to deliver even greater value in the business-driven technology solutions we develop for our clients. The invitation to join this exclusive group further validates our position as a trusted technology advisor around Microsoft’s versatile enterprise technology solutions portfolio.”
The Microsoft NSI Partner Program was established for select Microsoft partners to elevate their marketing and delivery strategies across multiple geographic and product segments. The objective of the NSI program is to increase Microsoft’s focus and engagement with Perficient, which includes overall strategic planning, greater alignment and engagement of Microsoft field resources, collaborative marketing efforts and deeper product team engagement and executive sponsorship. Perficient’s ‘Microsoft Competency Center’, established in 2006 to capitalize on the Company’s growing capabilities around Microsoft technologies, played the central role in achieving this exclusive status and will lead Perficient’s NSI efforts.
“Perficient has a tremendous reputation, meaningful client roster, substantial solutions portfolio and significant geographic reach,” said Greg Urquhart, General Manager of National SI & ISV Partners at Microsoft. We’re pleased to announce this enhanced, mutually-beneficial partnership.”
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of 19 offices in North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe, India and China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners and reduce information technology costs. Perficient, traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market(SM), is a member of the Russell 2000® index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning "Premier Level" IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Documentum Select Services Team Partner and an Oracle Certified Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
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