ST. LOUIS (July 11, 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 received three prestigious awards from Microsoft during the Inspire 2017 conference July 9-13 in Washington, D.C.: Global Messaging Partner of the Year, U.S. EPG Office 365 Consumption Partner of the Year, and Performance Partner of the Year.
The Global Messaging Partner of the Year award honors Perficient’s success in migrating a major financial services firm to the cloud and upgrading its communications to improve the firm’s approach to collaboration and productivity. The engagement, which included deployment of Office 365 and Skype for Business Online, involved more than 50,000 Exchange and 12,000 Skype for Business users.
The U.S. EPG Office 365 Consumption Partner of the Year award recognizes Perficient’s unparalleled number of Office 365 cloud deployments in the previous fiscal year: nearly one million, more than any Microsoft partner. The Performance Partner of the Year award acknowledges Perficient’s overall influence as the top National Solution Provider (NSP) in terms of licensing.
The awards presented during Inspire – formerly the Worldwide Partner Conference – acknowledge partners in core competencies including cloud technology, the public sector, Microsoft philanthropies, and many more, and are based on the partners’ commitment to customers, their solutions’ impact on the market, and their exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
The latest awards underscore Perficient’s capabilities with, and successful implementations of, Microsoft solutions. These solutions include cloud computing technologies such as Office 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, Skype for Business Online, Yammer, SharePoint Online, and Clarity Connect, Perficient’s cloud-based contact center product for Office 365 and Skype for Business. Perficient swept Microsoft’s regional NSP awards in 2016 and 2015.
“Microsoft’s enterprise offerings have grown increasingly cloud-based as companies move to adopt this innovative, efficient and secure technology,” said Matt McGillen, vice president of Perficient’s Microsoft national business group. “Being recognized for these three prestigious awards, in addition to our successes in 2016 and 2015, is outstanding, and it reinforces the strength of Perficient’s Microsoft cloud consultation and delivery expertise.”
Perficient, one of 35 Microsoft NSPs and a Gold Certified Partner, has helped enterprise customers take more than four million users to the Microsoft Cloud. Perficient employs more than 450 Microsoft-focused consultants including more than 125 certified Microsoft Cloud consultants and eight Sitecore MVPs.
Perficient is also a member of the newly formed Microsoft Customer Engagement Alliance, a strategic collaboration designed to accelerate digitally enhanced business through the sharing of best practices, thought leadership, and solution innovation built on Microsoft's cloud platform. The alliance members met for the first time at Inspire.
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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