I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to share that Perficient has won Microsoft’s 2013 US Partner of the Year award – recognizing us with the top honor among all partners in the United States where I understand there are more than 150,000 Microsoft partners! In the four years since I joined Perficient, we’ve grown from having a small Microsoft footprint to a national business group focused 100 percent on Microsoft related solutions that now make up nearly a quarter of Perficient’s overall business. From a NSI Partner recruited by Microsoft due to our expertise with other technologies to Microsoft’s Healthcare Provider Partner of the year and now US Partner of the Year. It’s been a thrilling journey so far. And the best is yet to come! It was exciting to see Jenni Flinders, Microsoft US Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs, blog announcement of the winners yesterday where she called out Perficient’s win
I want to highlight this year’s United States Country Partner of the Year, Perficient. Perficient dedicated themselves this year to embracing the Microsoft devices and services strategy, and subsequently have driven tremendous customer value. I want to personally congratulate them on their success and award.
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From the press release which can be read here
The award recognizes Perficient, one of the top National Systems Integrator (NSI) partners in the country, for delivering innovative technology solutions across all industry verticals and the entire Microsoft product stack.
“This recognition highlights the incredible talent and expertise we have on our team, Perficient’s commitment to the Microsoft partnership, and the pride we take in helping clients realize enhanced productivity, communications and business growth through the use of innovative Microsoft technology solutions,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s chief executive officer and president. “We already are extremely proud to be included among an elite group of NSI partners, and to be named the U.S. Partner of the Year is an even bigger accomplishment and incredible honor to receive.”
In 2012, Perficient delivered numerous, end-to-end integrated solutions for clients leveraging technologies such as SharePoint 2013, Office 365, Lync Voice, SQL Server. Within four months of SharePoint 2013’s release Perficient had already implemented new SharePoint 2013 public websites for three clients with dozens of additional clients going live in the coming months. Perficient also has activated more than 500,000 Office 365 seats, which is more than any other National Systems Integrator. In addition, the company has helped several clients gain access to Epic data via Microsoft’s SQL Server and SharePoint products.
Highlights of client solutions Perficient delivered this year include:
- SharePoint 2013 Implementation – An international financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management recognized changes in use patterns on its public website, and sought to find a platform that would deliver the right content to an increasingly mobile and discerning user base. Perficient created a SharePoint 2013 website targeted to a specific property market in order to assess its new web content management features, such as search, user segmentation, and mobile device support.
- Office 365 Migration – One of the country’s largest healthcare providers was looking for a way to provide better collaboration capabilities to their end users. Lync Online was a natural fit for this requirement. Office 365 integration options allowed for the client to quickly setup and extend their Active Directory environment for not only Lync Online, but all of the Office 365 services. With the simplified integration options, the client was able to deploy Lync Online to all 6,000 users within weeks.
- BI/SQL Server Implementation – A leading health system organization sought to optimize and extend the role of its electronic health records (EHR) system, helping the hospital make more well-informed decisions on critical matters. The company decided to make the information generated by analytics and EHR systems more timely and accessible through an integrated, business intelligence (BI) solution that leveraged SharePoint and SQL Server 2012. The health system’s orthopedic surgeons now have accurate benchmark data on the performance of the various implant devices and timely information on which devices the hospital recommends. As a result, healthcare dollars are spent more effectively, saving over $1 million annually on implant device purchases.
“Perficient’s Microsoft practice has seen incredible growth in large part due to our loyal customer base, talented consultants, and strong partnerships,” said Mike Gersten, vice president of Perficient’s Microsoft business group. “In just three years our Microsoft practice has grown so substantially that it now represents nearly a quarter of Perficient’s revenue overall. This recognition from Microsoft is proof-positive that we’re building the business the right way.”
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. Perficient’s Microsoft consultants specialize in several practice areas including unified communications, social collaboration, business intelligence and cloud computing to provide digital marketing, portals, mobile, and customer relationship management solutions to many of the most complex organizations in the country.
We’re thrilled to receive this great honor from Microsoft and look forward to continuing to help our clients solve their business problems leveraging Microsoft technologies.