SAINT LOUIS (Nov. 6, 2013) – As businesses today are challenged with disruptive technologies, rapidly changing customer demands and global boundaries disappearing, it becomes imperative for organizations to have the proper business processes in place to make more agile, informed business decisions that drive performance. Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it received IBM’s 2013 Worldwide Performance Management Business Partner Excellence Award. Perficient was recognized for its ability to deliver performance management, financial analytics and business intelligence solutions to its enterprise clients on a global scale.
“Business analytics and performance management are not new concepts fundamentally; they’re a part of everyday conversation as companies seek competitive advantages, improved customer experiences and financial growth. Yet today’s analytics solutions need to be faster, better, cheaper and more accessible on a global scale than ever before,” said John Jenkins, vice president of Perficient’s IBM Business Group. “With its expanding global delivery center capabilities, Perficient’s IBM Business Analytics team has seen significant growth and success partnering with our enterprise customers to create a culture of analytics, which helps foster performance management strategies that lead to more accurate, timely and flexible planning and budgeting cycles. This award is great recognition for the success we’ve experienced in helping meet a key client need.”
Recently, a global biopharmaceutical company was faced with many legacy business processes that needed updating, including its business planning process. The company, which has approximately 21,000 employees in locations across the world, partnered with Perficient and IBM to implement a performance management solution that could help address these challenges. Perficient is deploying the IBM Cognos TM1 solution, which gives the company the ability to plan price, volume and sales margins for their business while accounting for complex currency and comparability rules; provides a global forecasting model that includes third-party data for market share and market comparison analytics; and aligns the required business requirements for completing a global budget.
“This is a Fortune 200 company that has facilities located around the world, but over time various business groups and regions instituted different ways to conduct business planning activities on different technical platforms,” said J-P Contreras, general manager of Perficient’s IBM Business Analytics practice. “With its experience deploying performance management and analytics solutions, and its on-shore and global delivery center resources, the Perficient team is working to help them implement a common business planning platform on a global scale.”
In addition to the worldwide performance management honor, Perficient also was recognized with the Enterprise Content Management Business Partner Award. This award recognizes Perficient and other business partners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering business value with enterprise content management (ECM) software. Perficient recently expanded its portfolio of solution products and now delivers configurable ECM and business process management (BPM) solution accelerators utilizing IBM technologies like IBM FileNet P8 for its customers across a variety of industries including financial services and energy and utilities.
Both the IBM 2013 Worldwide Performance Management Business Partner Excellence Award and the Enterprise Content Management Business Partner Award were announced at the IBM Information On Demand 2013 conference, being held Nov. 3 – 7 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. At previous IOD events, Perficient has been honored with awards including the 2012 Integration Excellence Award, 2011 Business Analytics Solution Provider Achievement Award, the 2011 Information Management Solution Excellence Award, and the Warehouse Pack Partner of the Year, Information Agenda Partner of the Year, Best of Show 2010 for Retail Analytics awards and multiple Cognos Partner of the Year awards.
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For more information on Perficient’s information management, enterprise content management and analytics expertise utilizing IBM technologies, visit www.perficient.com/partners/IBM.
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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, 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 Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, a Gold Salesforce.com Cloud Alliance Partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, and an EMC Select Services Team Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
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