Perficient Delivers Portal and Collaboration Solutions to Address Growing Social Business Needs of Customers

  Perficient Delivers Portal and Collaboration Solutions to Address Growing
  Social Business Needs of Customers

     Perficient to showcase expertise in helping clients improve customer
  satisfaction, employee communication and collaboration at IBM Connect 2013

IBM Connect 2013

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- January 28, 2013

Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting
firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North
America, is experiencing an increased demand from customers in helping apply
social business strategies and technologies to their portal and collaboration
solutions. Social business has the power to increase employee productivity by
giving users access to necessary resources and allowing them to collaborate
more intuitively. It can drive innovation, improve customer loyalty, find
efficiencies, mobilize workforces and empower leaders.

“Social business is a powerful trend that cannot be ignored. Imagine if all
knowledge workers were empowered with the information they needed to be
successful – what kinds of innovative solutions could be created, and what
kind of relationships could be cultivated,” said Michael Porter, principal for
Perficient’s National Portal and Social Practice. “Yet, organizations are
still challenged with how to get the right information to the right people
when they need it and in the format they want to consume it. This is where a
successful social business strategy can help create a winning organization,
one that allows for communication, ad hoc collaboration and engagement both
internally and externally with customers.”

Perficient partners with organizations to help navigate the social landscape,
and design and implement the right technologies, whether it is CMS, portals or
e-commerce solutions, to foster social interactions, create engagement and
realize more significant business results.

“Today, these organizations are realizing that jumping on the social business
bandwagon has to be well thought out, and take into consideration the user
experience. We see a major opportunity for the chief marketing officer (CMO)
and chief information officer to take the lead and partner in crafting the
right strategy for social business,” continued Porter. “The social CMO is
challenged with delivering value to empowered customers, fostering lasting
connections, and capturing and measuring results. Fortunately, in addition to
the numerous external social media sites available, IBM provides powerful
social portal and social networking software in the form of WebSphere Portal
and IBM Connections. A large part of what we’re doing now around social
business is helping our customers couple the right tools with the right

Witness Perficient’s Social Business Expertise in Action

Porter and Saren Sakurai, strategist for Perficient XD, will delve deeper into
the social CMO conversation at the IBM Connect 2013 conference, the premier
social, collaboration and community event worldwide, which is being held Jan.
27 – 31 in Orlando, Fla. In their session, “Social CMO: Engaging the
Consumer,” Porter and Sakurai will explore the trends companies see that help
engage their customers, including social communities, gamification, web
analytics, personalization, customer segmentation and mobile. They also will
touch on plans to help engage potential customers and turn them into
long-lasting relationships.

In addition, during the conference Perficient experts, Jonathan Distad and
Glenn Kline, will showcase how the company has partnered with clients Premier
healthcare alliance and Fluor Corporation to create exceptional web
experiences using IBM’s latest social business and collaboration solutions to
improve customer satisfaction and employee collaboration within organizations.
Both Distad and Kline recently were named an IBM 2013 Channel Champion for
Collaboration Solutions, which recognizes innovative thought leaders who have
made a collective contribution over the past year to the IBM community by
demonstrating the power of IBM solutions through successful client
engagements, sharing knowledge and experiences, and helping grow the community
of business leaders focused on IBM solutions.

Healthcare Gets Social at Premier healthcare alliance

Premier, a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700
U.S. hospitals and 90,000-plus other healthcare sites, maintains the nation’s
largest clinical, financial and outcomes database. It contains information on
one in every four patient discharges, 2.5 million real-time clinical
transactions a day and close to $43 billion in annual purchasing data.

In the session, “Premier Case Study: Saving Money and Lives through Excellent
Web Experiences,” Premier Chief Technology Officer Denise Hatzidakis and
Perficient’s portal, social, and collaboration expert Jonathan Distad will
discuss how, in partnership with IBM, Premier developed solutions that offer
social business capabilities and data analytics to help health systems improve
quality while safely reducing costs.

Social Business Goes Global at Fluor Corporation

Perficient jointly delivered a global, social business intranet with its
client Fluor Corporation. Fluor Corporation delivers engineering, procurement,
construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management to governments and
clients in diverse industries around the world. Through its global network of
offices on six continents, Fluor's 43,000 employees provide comprehensive
capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering,
procurement, construction, commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance
and project management.

In the session, “Connect and Collaborate Globally: Fluor Corporation’s Social
Business Intranet,” Fluor expert Say Lim and Perficient expert Glenn Kline
will discuss the new social computing platform – OneFluor – which is powered
by IBM Connections and IBM WebSphere Portal with Web Content Management, and
delivers relevant communication and collaboration capabilities to employees
around the globe.

Find Out More

Perficient experts will be on hand at Connect 2013 in exhibit booth A22 to
discuss how the company helps clients deliver exceptional web experiences for
all stakeholders, whether internal, customer-facing or partner-centric, that
achieve a desirable mix of brand, functionality, usability, and technology

For more information on Perficient’s IBM expertise including analytics to
recognize changing market conditions and to attract new audiences; technology
expertise in portal, collaboration, content management, BPM, SOA, MDM, Data
Warehouse, Business Analytics, and ECM; integration services for social media,
web analytics, structured & unstructured data; and IBM Lotus and WebSphere
education and enablement, visit

For updates throughout the event, follow Perficient experts online at and via social media by viewing Perficient’s
IBM Technologies blog, Perficient’s Portals blog and on Twitter
@Perficient_IBM and @PRFT_Portals.

To learn more from Perficient expert Michael Porter, check out Perficient’s
recently published perspective, “Social Business Ushers in New Normal for
Enterprises in 2013.” In this perspective, Porter offers his thought
leadership and expertise on how companies can address social business trends
and offers insights into what makes organizations truly social.

To schedule a media interview with a Perficient IBM or portal, social and
collaboration expert, please contact Liz Drazen at 314-529-3563 or

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(SM), 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 TeamTIBCO partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator
and Gold Certified Partner, an EMC Select Services Team Partner, and an Oracle
Platinum Partner. For more information, please visit

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