Perficient Wins U.S. Team Partner of the Year Honors at Microsoft's 2015 WPC

Company receives special recognition for sweeping East, Central, and West EPG awards

ST. LOUIS (July 14, 2015) Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), a leading information technology and management consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, received U.S. Partner and Industry Team Partner of the Year honors during Microsoft’s 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando, Fla.

The special recognition resulted from Perficient sweeping Microsoft’s regional Enterprise Platform Group awards. Perficient was designated Microsoft’s East Region National Solution Provider (NSP) Partner of the Year, Central Region NSP Partner of the Year, and West Region NSP Partner of the Year – the first time Perficient has won all three at once.

Together, the awards underscore Perficient’s capabilities in and successful implementations of Microsoft solutions nationwide. These solutions include cloud computing technologies such as Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Skype for Business Online, Yammer, SharePoint Online, InTune, and Power BI.

“Perficient’s ability to deliver high-quality digital experiences, business optimization and industry solutions for our largest and most critical customers in the enterprise customer segment is what won them National Solution Provider Partner of the Year across East, Central and West regions in U.S. EPG,” said Rich Figer, Senior Director, U.S. Enterprise Partner Group Sales at Microsoft. “We are also honored to name Perficient the overall U.S. EPG Partner and Industry Team Partner of the Year in 2015 based on unanimous confidence across our partner sales executive teams in all three regions across the United States. They consistently deliver cloud-optimized solutions across our platforms and productivity services with complete customer and Microsoft sales executive satisfaction.”

Perficient has activated over 2.5 million Office 365 seats and has 26 Azure certified consultants, more than any other NSP.

“Microsoft’s enterprise offerings have grown increasingly cloud-based as companies move to adopt this innovative, efficient and secure technology,” said Mike Gersten, Vice President of Perficient’s Microsoft national business group. “Cloud computing lowers operating costs and provides agility and scalability options unavailable on limited legacy infrastructure. We are honored to receive these partner awards, which reflect the strength of Perficient’s Microsoft cloud consultation and delivery expertise at work across the country.”

Highlights of recent Microsoft implementations include:

  • Collaborating with one of the largest entertainment conglomerates to automate the user selection, the migration and the reporting process for a customer’s move to Office 365. The solution enabled the customer to speed up deployment of 125,000 users to the cloud.
  • Partnering with a national energy efficiency program management company to plan and develop a proprietary online portal. The Microsoft Azure-based solution makes participating in efficiency programs quick, simple and frustration-free for customers.
  • Working with Partners In Health, a Boston-based nonprofit that delivers high-quality health care and serves impoverished communities around the world, to implement Office 365 at cost. The deployment is furthering PIH’s mission through increased collaboration, communication and productivity across the organization.


“Perficient’s proven track record in the health care industry, its Microsoft cloud services expertise, and its recognition as a top U.S. Microsoft partner all stood out prominently when we were looking at technology solutions providers,” said Dave Mayo, CIO of Partners In Health. “Thanks to our partnership with Perficient, we have adopted a consolidated, reliable platform for colleague interactions that enables us to more effectively serve the world’s most vulnerable. Perficient’s generosity and support of our efforts has earned our profound gratitude.”

Founded in 1998, Perficient has grown from a startup to an industry leader serving clients from locations across North America, Europe, China and India. Perficient partners with Microsoft and other leading technology vendors to deliver digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions and support. Perficient is also at the forefront of industry thought leadership on digital transformation – a means of modernizing the systems that create, deliver and sustain meaningful customer experiences.

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.

For more information, or to schedule a media interview with a member of the Perficient team, please contact David Sheets at 314-529-3577 or david.sheets@perficient.com.

About Perficient
Perficient is a leading information technology and management consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient delivers digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions that enable clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from locations across North America and offshore facilities in Europe, India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient 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 Solution Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, and a Platinum Salesforce Cloud Alliance Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Some of the statements contained in this news release that are not purely historical statements discuss future expectations or state other forward-looking information related to financial results and business outlook for 2015. Those statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. The forward-looking information is based on management’s current intent, belief, expectations, estimates, and projections regarding our company and our industry. You should be aware that those statements only reflect our predictions. Actual events or results may differ substantially. Important factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) those disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.