ST. LOUIS (February 15, 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 that it has received the 2017 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Watson Solution given during the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas.
The Beacon Awards, an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner program, recognize select business partners who deliver exceptional IBM-based solutions that drive business value and transform the way clients and industries do business in the cognitive era. This year’s awards honor achievement across 19 solution areas including analytics, collaboration, cloud, commerce, cognitive, the Internet of Things, security, and Watson. Winners were selected by a panel of IBM executives, industry analysts, and media members.
Perficient’s 2017 award recognizes its Watson-based predictive modeling solution for patient readmissions, designed to better identify patients who need interventions and ultimately reduce readmission rates. The solution extracts key information from previously untapped sources of unstructured data, such as doctors’ notes and psycho-social information.
“Many of our healthcare customers have been challenged to make demonstrable, evidence-based decisions to improve patient care and engagement while dealing with the growing amount of data they have available to them,” said Kevin Nunnally, Perficient’s National Partner Executive for IBM sales. “Perficient has followed the technology for several years and started out investing in our expertise and educating our clients on what Watson is and what it can do. This award is tremendous recognition for our success in helping our clients and our partners work with Watson and understand the scope of its capabilities.”
This is Perficient’s third consecutive Beacon Award. In 2015, the company received the Outstanding Information Management Solution award for its Health Analytics Gateway, an information management framework that streamlines data processing for healthcare organizations. In 2016, Perficient received the Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution award for its Immersion solution, a migration-as-a-service for the IBM Bluemix cloud platform that boosts in-cloud application development efficiency nearly 40 percent over standard migration practices.
“By delivering innovative solutions to drive business value, Beacon Award winners help transform the way their clients and industries do business,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’d like to congratulate Perficient on winning the Beacon Award for Outstanding Watson Solution and delivering exceptional client satisfaction and results.”
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 Business Solution Partner, and a Platinum Salesforce Consulting Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.
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