Perficient Named IBM 2019 Watson Commerce Business Partner of the Year

Award recognizes Perficient’s excellence in delivering end-to-end
commerce solutions for leading enterprises

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Perficient,
Inc.
(NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), a leading digital transformation
consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise
customers throughout North America, announced it has been named IBM’s
2019 Watson Commerce Business Partner of the Year. The IBM Excellence
Award, announced during IBM’s
PartnerWorld at Think 2019
, recognizes Perficient’s ongoing growth
and relationships with key customers, and thought leadership around the
IBM Watson Customer Engagement Commerce platform as an integral
component for digital transformation.

“Our approach to commerce is focused on crafting a journey, connecting
with customers, and delivering a seamless customer experience across
channels and throughout the enterprise, imperatives in today’s
consumer-driven world,” said Steve Gatto, national sales director,
Commerce Solutions, Perficient Digital. “Together, with our clients,
we’re transforming businesses in a way that not only drives growth but
strengthens their overall brand, and we continually evolve our offerings
to keep customers at the top of their game. We’re honored to be
recognized by IBM, and we’re looking forward to sharing our innovative
solutions during IBM Think 2019.”

Perficient Digital Takes Commerce Solutions Beyond Transactions to
Transform the Customer Lifecycle for a Global Diversified Manufacturer

With branded manufacturers and distributors under pressure from the
dramatic shift to online purchasing, a global diversified manufacturer
sought to digitally transform its commerce business. In partnership with
Perficient Digital, the two firms delivered optimized customer sales,
up-to-date product information (PIM), and streamlined the ordering
process through development of a B2B portal. With the implementation of
IBM’s Sterling Order Management System (OMS), and Perficient’s
expertise, the diversified manufacturer is future-proofing its business
to align with industry trends and market opportunities.

In addition, the company’s OMS will give them greater flexibility in
managing complex order management scenarios, greater reliability in
order processing and fulfilment, and a cost reduction in implementing
across its enterprise. It will further enable the organization to
deliver service enhancements to its customers, optimize its pricing,
promotion and overall supply chain, increase sales due to better
inventory visibility, and reduce costs through improved efficiencies in
order visibility.

Perficient Digital Enhances the Online Customer Experience for a
Leading Fabric Retailer

In a market that has traditionally depended on brick-and-mortar
experiences, a leading fabric and craft retailer was challenged with
extending the customer experience online. Perficient partnered with the
company to implement an IBM Watson Commerce solution that provided
up-to-date visibility of its inventory and better tracking of its
product quantity, location, and availability. Utilizing IBM Order
Management, Perficient further enhanced the solution through cloud
migration that offers a single view of supply and demand, orchestrates
order fulfillment processes across Buy Online Pickup In Store (BOPIS)
and Ship-from-Store (SFS), and empowers company representatives to
better serve clients both in call centers and in-store engagements.

“Perficient has been deploying IBM Commerce solutions for nearly 20
years, providing end-to-end digital commerce solutions that encompass
multiple channels, and deliver seamless and efficient experiences across
their entire enterprise,” said Sameer Peera, general manager,
Perficient’s commerce practice. “With the recent news that HCL took over
development of IBM WebSphere Portal, IBM Web Content Management and Web
Experience Factory, our clients continue to engage us for help with
their digital commerce strategies. We’re pleased to be their go-to
partner as they navigate the changing market landscape and deliver for
their customers.”

Perficient Expertise in Action at IBM Think 2019

In addition to its award-winning commerce solution expertise, Perficient
experts are on hand during the IBM
Think 2019
conference in Booth #320 to discuss its experience and
expertise across the IBM portfolio , specifically cloud, cognitive,
data, analytics, DevOps, IoT, content management, BPM, connectivity,
commerce, mobile, and customer engagement.

While IBM has announced its plans to sell its commerce portfolio, the
news of its acquisition of Red Hat also signaled the criticality cloud
development and delivery play in successful end-to-end digital
transformations. As an IBM Global Elite Partner, one of only seven
partners with that status globally, and a Red Hat Premier Partner,
Perficient is well positioned to work with both companies through this
transition. And, our experts will be on hand during IBM Think to discuss
how to navigate the cloud market, share key client success stories, and
provide strategic expertise on the opportunities ahead for customers.

“Technology is changing so rapidly, and enterprises need to keep pace or
face disruption,” said Hari Madamalla, vice president, emerging
solutions, Perficient. “With skills and experience in all aspects of the
commerce journey, to leading cloud, hosting, managed services and
support solutions, enterprises turn to Perficient as a go-to partner for
their digital transformations.”

Join several Perficient subject matter experts and our customers as they
present during six IBM Think sessions, including:

As a Platinum IBM Business Partner, Perficient holds more than 30 awards
across its 20-year partnership history. The company is an award-winning,
certified Software Value Plus solution provider and one of the few
partners to receive dozens of IBM Expert Level software competency
achievements.

For updates throughout the event and after, connect with Perficient
experts online by viewing Perficient
and Perficient
Digital’s
blogs, or follow us on Twitter @Perficient
and @PRFTDigital.

About Perficient

Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving
Global 2000® and enterprise customers throughout North America. With
unparalleled information technology, management consulting, and creative
capabilities, Perficient
and its Perficient
Digital
agency deliver vision, execution, and value with outstanding
digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. Our
work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow
and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners;
and reduce costs. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a
network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India
and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a
member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.
Perficient is an award-winning Adobe Premier Partner, Platinum Level IBM
business partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold
Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Advanced Pivotal Ready
Partner, a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner, and a Sitecore Platinum
Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.

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Contacts

Ann Higby, PR Manager, Perficient, 314-219-8836
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