Perficient, Inc. is a "digital transformation" consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America using digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions. Perficient has a presence across North America, Europe, India, and China. Their work includes information technology, management consulting, custom development, and platform implementations through partnerships with companies including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com. The firm primarily performs project-based work, a large portion of which involves business intelligence and portal collaboration. Many of their customers look to use technology to support a product or service that is differentiating for them, so customization is a common service offered by the firm. Perficient also has offshore capabilities. Perficients clients have included AT&T, Bank of America, the Boy Scouts of America, Family Dollar, Lowes, Piedmont Natural Gas, Wells Fargo, Allstate, Atlanta Gas Light, Chick-fil-A, Duke University, Electrolux, Garmin, Georgia-Pacific, Meijer, Pacific Life, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil, Cox Communications, the US Navy, Northrup Grumman, the Texas Childrens Hospital, Eagle Global Logistics, Chevron, Schlumberger, Sysco, and Reliant Energy. The company was founded in Austin, Texas in August 1997 by Bryan Menell. The companys mission was to help Global 2000 companies implement web-based enterprise software packages, which in 1997 was a green field opportunity. The first angel investors in the company were Steve Papermaster and David Lundeen. The company secured its first channel partnership with Vignette, a provider of content management systems. Additional partnerships with internet technology companies followed, and Perficient consultants deployed internet software packages at leading US companies.