Jeff Davis, President and CEO of Perficient, Inc. (PRFT), Interviews with The Wall Street Transcript

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67 WALL STREET, New York - November 8, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Business and Application Software Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Cloud Computing Secular Trends - International Enterprise and Consumer Demand - Application Software Consolidation Activity - Cloud Computing and SaaS Trends - Health Care Transition to ICD-10

Companies include: Perficient Inc. (PRFT) and many more.

In the following excerpt from the Business and Application Software Report, the President and CEO of Perficient, Inc. (PRFT) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:

TWST: In which of your product categories or even specific products do you currently see the greatest opportunities, and how are you positioning the company to take advantage of those opportunities?

Mr. Davis: There's obviously a lot of opportunity around cloud. From my perspective or from Perficient's perspective, cloud is really more architecture and infrastructure than anything. I think it harkens back to what we were calling Web services 10 years ago. We've been on the cutting edge of application architecture since our inception. We were developing applications as a service, Web services 10 years ago. We've been a big player in SOA and now in cloud as well, with a lot of custom development and cloud applications for both internal and external clouds.

I mentioned Salesforce; we're excited about what's going on with Salesforce and our building up a substantial practice in that space. We're also looking at opportunities right now with Oracle as well as Workday potentially. With Microsoft we have deployed the most Office 365 implementations so far with thousands of users, which helped us garner the Microsoft Partner of the Year this year in the U.S. So cloud is certainly very relevant, it's here to stay and is a growing piece of how we deliver this technology or a growing element of how we deliver their technology.

In addition to that, I mentioned data. Data is a huge part of what we do, and demand for data repositories continues to grow. Companies need to find new ways to turn that data into digestible, useful information. We do a lot of that on the IBM and Oracle platforms, Oracle OBI as well as IBM Cognos. We play the most with data management tools around...

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