Austin, TX, Jan. 23, 2006 — Perficient (Nasdaq: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm in the central US, announced today that it teamed with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to design and implement the technology supporting the recently launched Kauffman eVenturingTM (www.eVenturing.org) Web site. The site is dedicated to providing growth-oriented entrepreneurs with timely, practical information on how to start, manage and expand their businesses.
Kauffman eVenturing is filled with rich content, including new articles created by entrepreneurs exclusively for the site, and an in-depth aggregation of existing information on the Web on a wide array of subjects – from how to pitch for angel financing to implementing successful hiring strategies. The site will also feature fresh material every day gathered though a link-blog that Kauffman has established to identify the latest information on different aspects of entrepreneurship from a wide variety of sources.
Perficient designed and delivered a full-featured site that provides:
- Distributed content management for all facets of the site;
- Delivery of context specific content; Multiple avenues to assist entrepreneurs in finding content via search integration;
- RSS feed creation and distribution of updated content; and
- BLOG integration within the site and search.
Perficient’s services included project management, installation and configuration of portal, content management, and search-related software, application design and development as well as “best practices” staff education and mentoring.
“Kauffman executives had a clear vision in mind for this important endeavor and articulated their desire to implement best-of-breed content management, portal, and search platforms that would deliver an unparalleled educational experience for aspiring business owners and passion-driven entrepreneurs,” said Derek Anthony, Perficient’s Engagement Director. “With the launch of this powerful solution, the Foundation is delivering exactly that.”
“Organizations that leverage comprehensive content management solutions are able to deliver tremendous value to their audiences,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Perficient is pleased to have shared its significant content management expertise with the Kauffman Foundation and participate in the design, development and delivery of this progressive solution.”
About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the education of children and youth. The Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Information is available at www.kauffman.org.
Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and midsize companies in the central United States. Perficient helps clients gain competitive advantage by using Internet-based technologies to make their businesses more responsive to market opportunities and threats, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, improve productivity and reduce information technology costs. Its solutions enable clients to operate a real-time enterprise that dynamically adapts business processes and the systems that support them to the changing demands of an increasingly global, Internet-driven and competitive marketplace. Perficient is an award-winning "Premier Level" IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a partner with other leading technology firms including Documentum and Autonomy. For more information about Perficient, which employs more than 575 professionals in the central United States and Canada, please visit www.perficient.com. IBM is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
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