ST. LOUIS (June 1, 2017) – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it has been honored with the 2017 Microsoft Messaging Partner of the Year Award for innovation and implementation excellence using Microsoft technology to help businesses improve their anytime communications access.
The award recognizes Microsoft partners worldwide that plan, develop, deploy, and manage the messaging and collaboration platform Microsoft Exchange, whether on premises or through cloud technologies, in ways that lower the customer’s information technology costs, boost user productivity, and better manage risk. Perficient was honored for implementing a financial services organization’s communications upgrade and full migration to the cloud involving more than 50,000 Exchange and 12,000 Skype for Business global users.
Perficient’s deployment of Office 365 and Skype for Business Online modernized the organization’s approach to collaboration, communication, and advanced productivity, and provided flexibility for inclusion of future domestic and global acquisitions. The organization also now has the ability to accurately project and plan future global conferencing costs, saving time, resources, and money.
Perficient will receive the award during Microsoft Inspire, formerly the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize those partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.
“The outstanding innovation and expertise the Microsoft partner community continues to provide is demonstrated by this year’s award winners,” said Ron Huddleston, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “We applaud Perficient on achieving the 2017 Messaging Partner of the Year Award.”
Perficient, a Microsoft National Solution Provider and a Gold Certified Partner, has helped enterprise customers take more than four million users to the Microsoft Cloud. Perficient employs more than 350 Microsoft-focused consultants, including more than 125 certified Microsoft Cloud consultants.
“We are thrilled to be honored as Microsoft’s Messaging Partner of the Year,” said Matt McGillen, vice president of Perficient’s Microsoft national business group. “At Perficient, we understand how important messaging is to modern productivity. This award underscores our commitment to working with Microsoft to bring cloud-first and mobile-driven collaboration services and solutions to our clients while demonstrating our strengths as one of Microsoft’s top National Solution Providers.”
In 2016, Perficient was designated Microsoft’s East Region National Solution Provider (NSP) Partner of the Year and Cloud Partner of the Year, Central Region NSP Partner of the Year, and West Region NSP Partner of the Year – the same honors it received in 2015. Together, the awards highlight 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, Matter Center, and Sitecore.
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.
Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution, and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in 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 Platinum Level IBM business partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Premier Partner, and a Platinum Salesforce Consulting Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.
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