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[October 11, 2018]

Red Hat Names Perficient Rising Star Partner of the Year

Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) ("Perficient (News - Alert)"), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it has been named Rising Star Partner of the Year by Red Hat (News - Alert), Inc. The Rising Star Partner of the Year award, announced yesterday at the Red Hat North America Partner Conference, recognizes Perficient for its demonstrated collaboration and investment within its Red Hat partnership to achieve success in bringing Red Hat technologies and services to customers.

With today's businesses increasingly challenged by the need for fast-paced, speed-to-market products and offerings, it has become imperative to change the application development approach to achieve greater velocity and operational scalability. As cloud computing, DevOps and enterprise integration solutions remain a top priority in delivering mission-critical transformations within an organization, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions continue to mature, and provide the necessary benefits to organizations as they shift to strategic digital applications and business models.

"Consumerization of virtually every industry has raised expectations for transparency, speed, and access," said Hari Madamalla, vice president, emerging solutions, Perficient. "Organizations need to move quickly, unlock the wealth of data and information throughout the enterprise, and convert it into actionable, personalized, and compelling moments in order to survive in an increasingly competitive world. Without the right technology strategies in place that enhance speed-to-market capabilities, today's businesses face digital disruption."

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open-source software solutions, has emerged as a key, go-to partner for organizations looking to easily and quickly build, develop and deploy their next big ideas. Together, Perficient and Red Hat have delivered successful application transformation and hybrid cloud modernization solutions for customers.

Modernizing the Healthcare Industry with Red Hat OpenShift
Driven by changes in healthcare reform, consumer expectations and markets, a leading healthcare insurance provider with more than five million members, needed a modern application platform to help drive innovation and improve velocity of application delivery. Perficient partnered with this healthcare industry leader to leverage Red Hat's OpenShift capabilities and deploy a PaaS solution supported by an end-to-end continuous delivery pipeline. In addition to standing up the OpenShift platform, Perficient also assisted in re-architecting several core sales and membership applications to demonstrate how to leverae the cloud-based architecture components. This allowed elastic scale within these applications and supported multi-tenant deployments.

As a result of this payer's forward-looking approach to cloud computing and application development, the client experienced significant process improvements including decreased developer onboarding and increased speed to market.

"Red Hat solutions are a secret weapon to our clients' digital transformation strategies," said Annel Adzem, director, IoT and Connectivity, Perficient. "The market needs a trusted partner who can help navigate emerging technologies and application platforms. Combining Perficient's strategic consulting capabilities with the technical expertise around the innovative OpenShift platform from Red Hat, allows us to bring valuable guidance to our customers as they modernize their businesses."

As a Red Hat Premier Partner, Perficient helps organizations drive strategic initiatives around cloud computing, DevOps, and enterprise integration solutions to ensure successful cloud implementation and migration projects. Perficient has built a formal cloud migration and DevOps methodology based on successful delivery of multiple large, mission-critical cloud applications, providing services across a range of Red Hat products including its cloud computing, cloud management and automation, middleware integration, and process automation solutions.

"Perficient is a valued channel partner to Red Hat, and we are pleased to honor them with this well-deserved award," said Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Perficient and helping them provide the best in open source solutions to their customers."

The Red Hat North America Partner Conference took place Oct. 9 - 11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. During the conference, IT developers and partners connect with and learn more about Red Hat's expansive technology network and portfolio, and how PaaS technologies and solutions further help companies reduce operating expenses, improve application scalability and accessibility, enhance security and compliance and simplify administration.

Connect with Perficient cloud computing, DevOps and PaaS experts and thought leaders through the Perficient blog and on Twitter (News - Alert)@Perficient.

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 Platinum Level IBM business partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle (News - Alert) Platinum Partner, an Adobe Premier Partner, and a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.

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