Microsoft Names Perficient Country Partner of the Year for the United States

Perficient takes top honor among all partners in the United States for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of Microsoft technologies

SAINT LOUIS (May 22, 2013) – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers, today announced it has been named Microsoft’s 2013 US Partner of the Year. The award recognizes Perficient, one of the top National Systems Integrator (NSI) partners in the country, for delivering innovative technology solutions across all industry verticals and the entire Microsoft product stack. 

“This recognition highlights the incredible talent and expertise we have on our team, Perficient’s commitment to the Microsoft partnership, and the pride we take in helping clients realize enhanced productivity, communications and business growth through the use of innovative Microsoft technology solutions,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s chief executive officer and president. “We already are extremely proud to be included among an elite group of NSI partners, and to be named the U.S. Partner of the Year is an even bigger accomplishment and incredible honor to receive.”  

In 2012, Perficient delivered numerous, end-to-end integrated solutions for clients leveraging technologies such as SharePoint 2013, Office 365Lync Voice and SQL Server. Within four months of SharePoint 2013’s release Perficient had already implemented new SharePoint 2013 public websites for three clients with dozens of additional clients going live in the coming months. Perficient also has activated more than 500,000 Office 365 seats, which is more than any other National Systems Integrator. In addition, the company has helped several clients gain access to Epic data via Microsoft’s SQL Server and SharePoint products.

Highlights of client solutions Perficient delivered this year include:

  • SharePoint 2013 Implementation – An international financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management recognized changes in use patterns on its public website, and sought to find a platform that would deliver the right content to an increasingly mobile and discerning user base. Perficient created a SharePoint 2013 website targeted to a specific property market in order to assess its new web content management features, such as search, user segmentation, and mobile device support.
  • Office 365 Migration – One of the country’s largest healthcare providers was looking for a way to provide better collaboration capabilities to their end users. Lync Online was a natural fit for this requirement. Office 365 integration options allowed for the client to quickly setup and extend their Active Directory environment for not only Lync Online, but all of the Office 365 services. With the simplified integration options, the client was able to deploy Lync Online to all 6,000 users within weeks.
  • BI/SQL Server Implementation – A leading health system organization sought to optimize and extend the role of its electronic health records (EHR) system, helping the hospital make more well-informed decisions on critical matters. The company decided to make the information generated by analytics and EHR systems more timely and accessible through an integrated, business intelligence solution that leveraged SharePoint and SQL Server 2012. The health system’s orthopedic surgeons now have accurate benchmark data on the performance of the various implant devices and timely information on which devices the hospital recommends. As a result, healthcare dollars are spent more effectively, saving over $1 million annually on implant device purchases.

 

Perficient’s Microsoft practice has seen incredible growth in large part due to our loyal customer base, talented consultants, and strong partnerships,” said Mike Gersten, vice president of Perficient’s Microsoft business group. “In just three years our Microsoft practice has grown so substantially that it now represents nearly a quarter of Perficient’s revenue overall. This recognition from Microsoft is proof-positive that we’re building the business the right way.”

Through its partnerships with leading technology innovators, Perficient provides clients in all industries business-driven technology solutions and support in a wide range of practice areas. Perficient’s Microsoft consultants specialize in several practice areas including unified communications, social collaboration, business intelligence and cloud computing to provide digital marketing, portals, mobile and customer relationship management solutions to many of the most complex organizations in the country.

For more information on Perficient’s expertise in Microsoft technologies across all industries, visit www.perficient.com/Partners/Microsoft or follow the team online via the Perficient Microsoft Community blog or via Twitter @Perficient_MSFT

To schedule a media interview with a Perficient Microsoft 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, 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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