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IBM Premier Business Partner Perficient Presents on Social Web Experience at Lotusphere 2012

ST. LOUIS (January 9, 2012) – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it will be an Associate-level sponsor, a Social Business Makeover sponsor, and present on social web experience at IBM's Lotusphere 2012 and IBM Connect. Lotusphere is the premier social, collaboration and community event worldwide and will be held Jan. 15-19, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. 

As social business gains momentum, organizations must transform the way they approach integrating social media into their business processes, analytics and communication tools while maintaining a positive experience for the end user – employees, partners and customers.  Perficient experts Mike Porter, principal, Portal Solutions, and Glenn Kline, technical director, Portal Solutions, will present “Practical Approaches to Successful, Social Web Experience Solutions” on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8:30 a.m. in S. HEM III at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. In their session, Porter and Kline will provide tips and real-world examples of how to deliver exceptional web experiences with the end user in mind, allowing for a greater sense of community and more powerful collaboration. 

“We’re thrilled to again contribute to Lotusphere – IBM’s premier annual event for social business and collaboration experiences. Social business is no longer just a buzzword. As companies strive to improve worker productivity and drive innovation, more are turning to social business as a way to offer collaboration, communications and learning opportunities for their employees,” said John Jenkins, vice president of Perficient’s IBM Business Group.  “Perficient partners with organizations to help navigate the social landscape, and design and implement the right technologies, whether it is CMS, portals or e-commerce solutions, to foster social interactions and realize more significant results.” 

Additionally, Perficient partner and client Premier, a healthcare performance improvement alliance serving more than 2,500 hospitals and 80,000 additional healthcare sites, will discuss how social business is impacting the healthcare industry. Premier’s Chief Technology Officer Denise Hatzidakis will present “Saving Money and Lives: Social Business Turns Information into Actionable Insight” on Monday, Jan. 16, in Swan SW 5-6.

“Today’s healthcare organizations are challenged with immense amounts of data and the need to make it available, insightful and actionable to the right people at the right time,” said Hatzidakis. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to discuss how, in partnership with Perficient and IBM, we’ve developed an integrated performance platform, which leverages several IBM technologies to help providers and patients collaborate to make faster, better decisions that can save lives and reduce costs.”

During Lotusphere, Perficient experts will be on hand at Booths 613 and 614 to discuss key business-driven technology solutions and services including Portal, Collaboration, Content Management, BPM, SOA/Integration, Data Warehouse, Business Analytics and ECM for major industries like healthcare, financial services and retail.   Visitors  can also learn how Perficient’s Social Business solutions, which leverage IBM social and collaboration technology, help companies increase productivity by giving employees quick and easy access to the resources needed to do their jobs.  In addition, Perficient will sponsor IBM’s Social Business Makeover, highlighting its innovative Social Business Bootcamp offering in the Social Business Makeover Pavilion.

Perficient recently was named a finalist for the Best Industry-Oriented Social Business Solution as part of the 18th Annual IBM Collaboration Solutions Awards. These awards honor organizations that have dedicated their time and energy to building innovative solutions using IBM Collaboration Solutions software (social collaboration, content and analytics) to help their customers become a Social Business.  Perficient is also a three-time winner of IBM’s Lotus North American Distinguished Partner of the Year Award (2006, 2008, 2011) and has delivered hundreds of portal and collaboration experience solutions.

For more information on Perficient’s expertise in exceptional web experiences – including CMS, portal and e-commerce solutions – across all industries, visit www.perficient.com/lotusphere.  For live updates throughout the events, follow Perficient experts via social media by viewing their Portals blog at blogs.perficient.com/portals and on Twitter @Perficient_IBM.

To schedule a media interview with a Perficient subject matter expert, please contact Liz Drazen at 314-529-3563 or liz.drazen@perficient.com

About Perficient
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 offices across 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 National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, a Documentum Select Services Team Partner, and an Oracle Certified Partner.

For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.  Learn more from our subject matter experts via social media at www.perficient.com/socialmedia.  Follow us on Twitter @Perficient, @Perficient_HC and @Perficient_IBM.

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