St. Louis -- January 26, 2010— Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it is among a select number of firms that will be authorized to sell the entire portfolio of IBM software in 2010.
IBM’s new SVP program, established in conjunction with its ‘Growth Through Skills’ initiative, has been designed to provide more compelling and comprehensive solutions to enterprise customers by allowing only those business partners that have achieved the necessary sales and technical consulting brand certifications the ability to provide IBM software solutions.
“Our partnership with IBM thrives today because we’ve invested so heavily in the training and development of hundreds of IBM sales and technical consulting experts for more than a decade,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s chief executive officer and president. “We’re excited about IBM’s new authorized distribution software selling model which seeks to reward partners like Perficient that have made these significant value-adding investments.”
“IBM is committed to supporting an ecosystem of skilled partners like that can provide the most value to our shared clients," said Sandy Carter, vice president, IBM Software Group Channels. “Business Partners like Perficient who invest in the proper skills and expertise are well positioned to help clients achieve a faster time-to-value with the right solutions, reduce risk in solution development, and increase their return on investment over time.”
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 National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, a Documentum Select Services Team Partner and an Oracle Certified Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
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