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Perficient to Participate at IBM's EBU 2004

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 5, 2003--Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT - News), a leading eBusiness solutions provider to Global 3000 companies in the central United States, today announced it has been invited by IBM to participate at EBU (eBusiness University) 2004, IBM Software Group’s annual sales and marketing education event. For IBM partners, the exclusive event is invitation-only.

“We’re pleased to be headed to EBU in January,” said Jeff Davis, Perficient’s Chief Operating Officer. “An estimated 15,000 IBM sales, technical sales and marketing professionals are scheduled to attend this event. Being invited to present as a Premier Business Partner and showcase our solutions to this constituency is a great opportunity for Perficient. The exposure will help us form and nurture relationships, promote Perficient within IBM and generate additional business momentum in 2004.”

At the weeklong event, Perficient’s sales executives’ presentations will focus on exposing the company’s capabilities and substantive experience around IBM technologies to IBM representatives from around the world.

“This invitation provides us the opportunity to reach a new and geographically-diverse audience of IBM professionals,” said John Jenkins, managing director of Perficient’s Advanced Technology Services Group, which focuses exclusively on IBM software products and services. “By educating additional IBM software sales reps on our capabilities around IBM software, we create a larger sales force for our industry-leading solutions and services around those products.”

About Perficient

Perficient is a 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 an award-winning “Premier Level” IBM business partner and a recognized expert in IBM’s WebSphere® software. Perficient’s other partners consist of leading eBusiness technology and services providers including Microsoft, Stellent, Bowstreet, Wily Technology, Tibco, Mainline, Digex, Fusion and others. For more information about Perficient, which has more than 140 professionals in the Central US and Canada, please visit

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