Perficient Expands Enterprise Mobility Offerings with Formation of Dedicated IBM Mobility Practice
Perficient and its clients to address growing mobile trend, along with BPM, SOA and integration solutions, at IBM Impact 2013
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the rise of enterprise mobility impacting all industries, businesses are forced to adapt to maintain growth, engage their employees and retain customer loyalty. As a result, Perficient, Inc. (NAS: PRFT) , a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, is experiencing an increased demand from clients to design and implement effective mobile engagement strategies for both employee and customer applications.
"Mobile is having a profound impact on the market today. However, if companies want to have a successful mobile strategy, it takes more than just developing a sleek-looking app," said Hari Madamalla, vice president of Perficient's IBM BPM and industry solutions practice. "Mobility is placing new demands on IT for effective usability, architecture and development approaches. Users are demanding fast-paced delivery yet require an engaging user experience, a secure and consistent architecture, and a well-defined development methodology."
As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Perficient recently has formed an IBM Mobility Practice to offer end-to-end assistance with strategy, planning and implementation of mobile solutions. The IBM Mobility Practice extends and enhances Perficient's well-established mobility service offerings for enterprise customers. Specifically, the IBM Mobility Practice can help clients integrate and deliver IBM's Worklight solution, an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application platform for smartphones and tablets. Using Worklight, Perficient can create cross-platform applications that reduce time-to-market and cost and complexity of development, and enable a better user experience across a variety of mobile devices.
"With the launch of our IBM Mobility Practice, Perficient is better positioned to help clients across all industries, including retail, automotive, healthcare and financial services, address not just the creation of mobile applications, but transform their business processes, and seamlessly connect existing back-end data, applications and systems, utilizing IBM technologies," continued Madamalla. "When combining our mobility expertise with extensive experience delivering business process management (BPM), SOA and integration, and Connectivity solutions, Perficient is well positioned to help our clients become more agile, flexible and responsive, which strengthens customer engagement, accelerates productivity, and drives business growth."
Mobile Makes an Impact in the Retail Industry
Perficient recently worked with a large, national retailer to help address the rise of enterprise mobility, transforming their web and commerce infrastructure to better engage with retail customers through digital platforms. This infrastructure strategy helps remediate barriers between the store and the dot-com platform, and open up new mobile and third-party retail channels. It delivers the right information to the right touch points quickly and reliably by connecting back end systems to front end engagement. As a result, the retailer has the ability to extend their guests' shopping experience beyond the walls of their retail store - including mobile applications - and can offer personal, easy and convenient options whenever and however their guests choose to shop.
Witness Perficient's Mobile, BPM and SOA Expertise at Impact 2013
Perficient is highlighting its recently-launched IBM Mobility Practice at IBM's Impact 2013 conference, showcasing how companies, including retailers, can transform their business processes to enable multichannel and mobile commerce initiatives. Impact is the premier IBM conference for business and IT leadership, and is being held this week through May 2 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
During the conference, executives from the large, national retailer took part in the Forbes Business Leadership Forum keynote presentation, and discussed how the retailer has outperformed its competitors by delivering value and positive experiences through various channels - online, in-store and via mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
"Impact Breakout: Extend the Power of BPM with Enhanced Mobility": In this session, Perficient's Graham Wallis and Satyam Singh discussed the strength of the IBM mobile platform and its integration capability with the IBM BPM platform. Session: PB-3245 took place Monday, April 29, from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the Venetian - Marcello 4401A.
"Impact Case Study: Monsanto Optimizes Complex Decisions to Empower Processes": Monsanto chose IBM's BPM platform to build solutions around key processes and provide greater insight to improve these processes. In this session, Perficient client Joseph Levraea discussed how the integration of IBM BPM and IBM's powerful decision technologies provide a foundation for Monsanto's vision of solutions built on the synergies of processes and decisions. Session: TBU-2098 took place Monday, April 29, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Venetian - Delfino 4005.
"TBC's Mobile Journey: Creating a Consistent User Experience for Mobile Devices": In this session, Perficient client Steve Smith, CEO of TBC Corporation, will share his company's journey and success story in implementing IBM Worklight software to ensure its customers were having a consistent experience whether they were visiting the company's website from a PC or mobile device. Session: BRT-3270 will take place Tuesday, April 30, from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. in the Venetian Delfino 4105
"Impact Breakout: Success with IBM WebSphere Technologies for Retail POS System": In this session, Perficient's Satya Kallur will discuss TBC's implementation of a secure, scalable, flexible and high-performing point-of-sale (POS) application called NITRO, which is built on an IBM stack and Adobe Air. Kallur will showcase how NITRO puts the customer at the center of the experience, and how the solution is based on SOA, which enables TBC to expose the services and new applications to multiple channels. Session: BPB-3258 will take place Tuesday, April 30, from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. in the Venetian Delfino 4001A
"Today's macro business environment is challenged by such forces as cloud, mobile and Big Data, all which greatly impact the way organizations operate daily. For enterprise organizations to be successful, they must have the ability to navigate these challenges," said Vishal Rajpal, general manager, Perficient IBM BPMS. "Smart companies look to dynamic business processes and effective application infrastructures to drive innovation and reduce costs. In utilizing IBM's BPM, PureSystems and Connectivity solutions, Perficient helps organizations adapt to changing business needs, boost competitiveness, improve operational efficiencies, optimize resources and simplify platforms."
Perficient serves as a gold sponsor of Impact 2013, and its experts are available in Booth G9 to discuss how customers can implement impactful technology solutions including BPM, service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud, mobile and WebSphere solutions for major industries like healthcare, financial services, automotive and retail. Visitors to the booth can learn how Perficient's IBM solutions and its technology offerings help companies align business and IT objectives, establish optimal business processes, accelerate productivity and reduce costs.
In addition, Madamalla spoke at the Impact 2013 Business Partner Summit Keynote on April 28, and discussed Perficient's experience with the Software Practice Accelerator initiative for WebSphere. Madamalla highlighted how the comprehensive learning path enabled Perficient to deliver key WebSphere implementations and migrations for its customers' BPM and SOA needs. During the Business Partner Summit, IBM recognized Perficient's expertise in WebSphere software and SOA solutions by naming Perficient a finalist of the Impact 2013 Best Customer Integration Award. This award specifically highlights Perficient's SOA work with TBC and project NITRO.
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Perficient is a recipient of the 2010 IBM Impact Smarter Decision Management award. Perficient also is a three-time winner of IBM's Lotus North American Distinguished Partner award. It received IBM's 2012 Integration Excellence Award, and was awarded with the 2011 IBM Information Management Business Analytics Solution Provider Achievement Award, and the 2011 IBM Information Management Solution Excellence Award.
For more information on Perficient's expertise in IBM technologies - including business analytics, information management, commerce, BPM, SOA and integration and portal, web content management and social collaboration - across all industries, visit www.perficient.com/Impact.
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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 www.perficient.com.
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