AUSTIN, Texas, September 23, 2008 – Perficient, Inc., a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America and iTKO, a leading SOA Assurance software provider, today announced a reselling and business development partnership.
Under the partnership, iTKO will offer expert architects and integration resources from Perficient both the LISA tools and training to deliver SOA Testing, Validation and Virtualization services to joint customers. The two companies already have a customer engagement underway at a leading utilities firm to deliver quality into a complex, multi-tier enterprise integration project.
Perficient’s SOA practice offers services that manage migration, integration, and quality assurance across all of the leading enterprise SOA platforms. As SOA involves the consumption and reuse of multiple heterogeneous technologies, proper SOA Assurance from Design to Testing stage becomes a mandate for successful delivery, whether the project involves building business workflows with a new SOA approach, or migrating from one vendor platform to another.
“Preventing risk throughout the lifecycle of SOA Integration is of prime importance to Perficient’s customers,” said Eric Roch, Perficient’s SOA practice leader. “By continuously testing SOA applications with LISA, we can verify and ensure that our integration practice is delivering the continuous improvement levels the business demands.”
Perficient’s services, coupled with iTKO LISA software offers complete solution assurance of Service Oriented Integration practices on all the major integration platforms Perficient supports including IBM, TIBCO, webMethods (Software AG), BEA, Oracle, and others enabling ESB, Web Service management, database and Business Process Management vendor products.
“It is our goal to help Perficient’s key Enterprise Integration customers achieve SOA Quality levels nearing perfection,” said Satendar Bhatia, VP Strategic Alliances, iTKO. Perficient has long been recognized as an expert in this space, and now they’ll be able to leverage our LISA SOA assurance framework’s capabilities not just during design and implementation to prevent software issues, but throughout the full lifecycle of the business processes they are continuously supporting.”
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 19 offices in 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 Gold Certified Partner, a Documentum Select Services Team Partner and an Oracle Certified Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
About iTKO LISA:
iTKO LISA offers the most comprehensive solution for testing, validating, and virtualizing Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). iTKO's mission is to minimize the business risk inherent in making frequent changes to complex IT environments. Their LISA software suite provides Complete, Collaborative, and Continuous quality throughout the enterprise software delivery lifecycle. LISA enables the extended team, from development, to QA and business analysts to exercise multiple business technology layers within a single test case. LISA automates unit, functional, regression, load and performance tests, and virtualization of services and data. Founded in 1999, the Dallas-based company's customers include Citigroup, WaMu, Level3, TIBCO and eBay. http://www.itko.com
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