Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it will attend the 2012 BAI Retail Delivery conference held Oct. 9-11, in Washington, D.C. BAI Retail Delivery is the industry’s premier event for the best thinking, research and strategic insights that have an immediate impact on retail banking. As experts in retail banking technology solutions, Perficient will discuss strategies financial institutions can employ to better understand customer needs through data integration and optimization of systems, leveraging mobile solutions, and cost cutting measures through collaboration tools. “The financial services industry is on the heels of one of the most difficult economic slowdowns this generation has experienced. Retail banks face an entirely new competitive landscape, one that sees increased regulatory requirements and demands for improved efficiencies around functions like payments, transaction processing and data security,” said David Hastoglis, Perficient’s Financial Services National Business Group practice executive. “As non-traditional competitors emerge, retail banks that recognize the power information technology solutions can play in helping to address these challenges will experience growth and success. It’s just a matter of knowing where to start.” Perficient industry experts will be on hand in Booth #1268 to help bank executives better understand the changing retail banking landscape. Specifically, Perficient can discuss solutions including: Big Data and analytics, which can help banks gain a 360-degree view of their customers; portal and content management solutions that enable better institutional collaboration, efficient communication, and business decision making; and mobile banking solutions, which drive improved customer loyalty and engagement. In conjunction with BAI Retail Delivery, Perficient will offer its recently-released white paper “Mobile Payments in the Banking Industry” to help bank executives address the mobile banking trend. This whitepaper provides six key considerations for financial institutions looking to drive a successful mobile payments strategy. The whitepaper is also available for download via www.perficient.com/bai. “One of the biggest trends we’re seeing in retail banking today is the growing use of smart phones to enable consumers’ desire for self-service as well as the growing adoption of mobile wallets as a preferred method of payment for consumers,” said Mike Panzarella, director of industry solutions for Perficient’s Financial Services National Business Group. “Banks have to interact with the customer in a way the customer prefers, and as a result, they must optimize their mobile offerings in order to compete and stay relevant. This whitepaper is designed to help retail bank executives frame their mobile banking strategies against the industry in general, and ensure they’re providing a positive customer experience that will drive engagement and increase loyalty.”
Through its partnerships with leading technology innovators including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, TIBCO and EMC, Perficient provides clients in all industries business-driven technology solutions and support in a wide range of practice areas including Enterprise Performance Management, Business Process Management, Business Intelligence, Integration/SOA implementations, and portal and collaboration solutions, among others. Perficient’s Financial Services National Business Group serves top U.S. financial services institutions, providing a wide-range of IT solutions including content management, mobile banking, management consulting and regulatory compliance. For more information on Perficient’s expertise in financial services technology showcased at BAI, visit www.perficient.com/FS.For live updates throughout the BAI Retail Delivery event, follow Perficient experts via social media by viewing their Financial Services blog at blogs.perficient.com/financialservices/ and on Twitter @Perficient_FS. To schedule a media interview with a Perficient subject matter expert, please contact Liz Drazen at 314-529-3563 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and June 30, 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.