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Microsoft Names Perficient 2012 Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Second time in three years Perficient has been recognized for its outstanding use of Microsoft technologies on behalf of healthcare clients</i> </p>

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Microsoft Names Perficient 2012 Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year13:27 EDT Wednesday, August 01, 2012 ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers, today announced it has been named Microsoft's 2012 Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year. The award recognizes Perficient, one of the top NSI partners in the country, for using Microsoft technology to deliver innovative healthcare solutions. Microsoft made the presentation to Liza Sisler, Perficient's Microsoft marketing director, and Aaron Sloman, general manager of Perficient's Microsoft National Business Unit, at its U.S. Public Sector FY13 Kickoff and ISU event, held July 30 through Aug. 2 in Phoenix. “Perficient combines deep health industry expertise with a high level of competency on Microsoft technologies. The result is a set of high value solutions that deliver value to the world's leading healthcare enterprises,” said Steve Aylward, general manager, US Health & Life Sciences, Strategies & Solutions, Microsoft. “We are proud to award them Health Provider partner of the year.” Healthcare organizations are challenged with a rapidly changing industry that requires the adoption of holistic, business-driven technology solutions. The Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year award recognizes Perficient's consistent work in delivering solutions designed to address these challenges, including healthcare business intelligence and analytics, and portals and collaboration solutions, specifically hospital intranets and patient portals. These solutions enable data sharing between critical systems, collaboration between stakeholders, and compliance with industry standards and regulations. In October 2011, Perficient launched Health BI, an ONC-certified Healthcare Analytics and Business Intelligence solution built using technologies including SharePoint and SQL Server. Health BI is an extensible solution that addresses Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ACO reporting requirements. “We are extremely honored to be named the 2012 Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year. This recognition exemplifies Perficient's core mission of driving measurable results for our healthcare clients,” said Sloman. “Since the beginning, our partnership with Microsoft has been built on trust and a shared vision of success. Perficient prides itself on our ability to leverage our healthcare industry expertise and partner with Microsoft to deliver truly integrated end-to-end solutions for our clients.” Microsoft most recently recognized Perficient with the 2012 Microsoft Northeast Area Cloud Practice Award, which recognized Perficient's work in helping customers move to Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity and collaboration suite. Additionally, Perficient was named a 2012 Microsoft US Partner of the Year runner-up. In 2010, Microsoft named Perficient the Health Provider Partner of the Year for its work implementing a content management platform for a multi-hospital healthcare system. Through its partnerships with leading technology innovators, Perficient provides clients in all industries business-driven technology solutions and support in a wide range of practice areas. For more information on Perficient's expertise in Microsoft technologies across all industries, visit www.perficient.com/Partners/Microsoft or follow @Perficient_MSFT. For more information on Perficient's healthcare expertise, visit www.perficient.com/Industries/Healthcare or follow @Perficient_HC. 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 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 www.perficient.com. Safe Harbor Statement Some of the statements contained in this news release that are not purely historical statements discuss future expectations or state other forward-looking information related to financial results and business outlook for 2012. Those statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. The “forward-looking” information is based on management's current intent, belief, expectations, estimates, and projections regarding our company and our industry. You should be aware that those statements only reflect our predictions. Actual events or results may differ substantially. Important factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statements are disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. This cautionary statement is provided pursuant to Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release are made only as of the date hereof and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future. Perficient, Inc.Liz Drazen, 314-529-3563liz.drazen@perficient.com