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Perficient Teams with Fusion

AUSTIN, Texas – August 14, 2003 – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) a leading eBusiness solutions provider to Global 3000 companies in the Central United States, today announced an alliance with Fusion Software Technologies, a leading global technology services firm with offshore development centers in India.

“This relationship with Fusion Software Technologies increases our ability to offer and deliver cost-effective solutions to multiple clients simultaneously,” said Jeff Davis, Perficient’s Chief Operating Officer. “It will enable us to expand our business by engaging a proven partner when and where it makes sense. Their contributions will complement Perficient’s award-winning solutions.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Fusion Software Technologies will offer developing and consulting resources to Perficient for specified projects and periods of time as requested.

“Global participation is quickly becoming a reality of the marketplace,” Davis said. “Securing this relationship with Fusion, a solid services firm with a blue-chip client portfolio, positions Perficient to be able to accomplish more and drive increased efficiencies for ourselves and for our clients. By establishing this relationship early in the globalization growth curve, we’ll benefit.”

”We’re excited and proud that a leading US-based solutions provider like Perficient has recognized our history of delivering solid solutions for customers around the world,” said Abdul Naushad, Fusion’s CEO. “Our teaming with their deeply certified consultants and project management leaders will broaden each company’s experience base and skill sets.”

About Perficient

Perficient is the leading provider of eBusiness solutions to Global 3000 companies in the Central United States. Perficient helps companies acquire and strengthen their customer relationships, reduce their costs and empower their employees by helping them create Enabled Enterprises™, Web-based infrastructures with dynamically-integrated business applications that extend enterprise technology assets to customers, employees, suppliers and partners. Perficient is a “Premier Level” IBM business partner—and one of only five WebSphere service providers retained worldwide by IBM. For more information about Perficient, which has more than 140 professionals in the Central US and Canada, please visit

About Fusion Software Technologies

Fusion Software Technologies is a technology services firm that combines the best of technical consulting, user-focused design and leading edge technology based solutions. Fusion has offices across US, Europe and Asia. Fusion employs over 400 software specialists worldwide and is ISO 9001 and SEI CMM Level 4 certified. The company is a market leader in building and operating Internet-centric businesses engaged in a wide variety of industries including B2B e-commerce, Internet-enabling tools, m-Commerce and next-generation network solutions. Through these services, Fusion enables its clients to fully exploit technology for business transformation. Clients leverage Fusion's Global Delivery Model to achieve higher quality, rapid time-to-market and cost-effective solutions. Fusion's client list includes: Ameritrade, AT&T, BMW, Coca-Cola, Cisco Systems, Dun and Bradstreet, IBM, Epson, Chase Manhattan Bank, Sun Microsystems and many others. For more information on Fusion Software Technologies, please visit

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