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Perficient to Discuss Yammer Best Practices at Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014

Microsoft 2013 U.S. Partner of the Year Perficient to demonstrate how SharePoint’s social, mobile and search capabilities deliver new ways of collaborating and communicating at work 

SAINT LOUIS (Feb. 26, 2014) Collaboration plays a critical role in business success. As companies aim to improve productivity, the deployment of collaborative technologies and enterprise social networks has become a high priority. Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced its Microsoft social collaboration expert Rich Wood will present on enterprise social network solution Yammer at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014. The SharePoint Conference will be held March 3 – 6 in Las Vegas, and is the most comprehensive event for IT professionals dedicated to SharePoint and related technologies. 

“Since it was acquired by Microsoft in 2012, Yammer has emerged as the technology giant’s direction for enterprise social networks and rightfully so. It integrates with SharePoint Online, and is an interactive and social communications tool that is intuitive, mobile-friendly and accessible across all platforms, easy to adopt and governance-ready,” said Rich Wood, director of Perficient’s national Microsoft web and social collaboration practice. “But what most organizations have yet to tap into is Yammer’s ability to extend its features outside the company’s walls to vendors, partners and even customers. Yammer is redefining the traditional external network into what I call extranet 2.0.”

During the SharePoint Conference, Wood will address the need to engage with customers, partners and vendors, and how Yammer can lead the way, during the session “Yammer External Networks: Engaging Customers and Partners.” Specifically, Wood will demonstrate how to set up, configure and govern external networks powered by Yammer. He also will discuss adoption strategies and how to get the most out of the platform’s intuitive user experience.

“Employees need to engage with one another, with partners and with customers anytime, anywhere; the cloud, social and mobile come together to drive this,” continued Wood. “An attractive attribute of Microsoft SharePoint with Yammer integration is that it is a single solution that can power a company's intranet, extranet and website. The key to its success is having a proper vision and business strategy that aligns with a well thought out technology roadmap. This leads to enhanced collaboration and communications and ultimately will drive improved business performance and growth.”

Learn More at SharePoint Conference 2014
Perficient Microsoft experts will be available in booth #308 to discuss how Perficient helps enterprise customers deploy enterprise social networks including Microsoft’s SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online platforms, improving information sharing and connectivity between employees, partners and customers.

In addition, Perficient experts are available to discuss how to optimize investments in SharePoint hybrid solutions, and how Perficient helps clients design and implement cloud-computing solutions that encompass the best of both SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online, while ensuring security, functionality and manageability.

As Microsoft’s 2013 U.S. Partner of the Year and top NSI partner, Perficient partners with clients to create enterprise SharePoint portal solutions that promote user adoption, increase operational productivity, and drive measurable business value. Perficient’s Microsoft consultants specialize in several practice areas including unified communications, social business solutions, business intelligence and cloud computing to provide digital marketing, portals and collaboration, mobile development and customer relationship management solutions to clients.

For more information on Perficient’s expertise in Microsoft technologies across all industries, visit

For live updates throughout the event, follow Perficient experts online by viewing the Perficient Microsoft blog at and on Twitter @Perficient_MSFT.   

About Perficient
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe, India, and China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, and reduce information technology costs. Perficient, traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, is a member of the Russell 2000® index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning “Premier Level” IBM business partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, a Gold Cloud Alliance Partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, and an EMC Select Services Team Partner. For more information, please visit

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