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 Premier Inc. Receives National Recognition for Enterprise Resource Planning Solution

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Premier Inc.’s (NASDAQ: PINC) leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has been recognized by KLAS Research, a healthcare IT data and insights company, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the United States’ premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders.

In KLAS’s ERP 2019: Performance in the Cloud report, Premier’s ERP solution was named a top performer when compared to other offerings in the market using KLAS’s standard evaluation process, which is comprised of six customer experience pillars: culture, loyalty, operations, product, relationship and value. A significant portion of the research KLAS conducted included healthcare organization customer interviews regarding how their vendors, products and/or services perform against their organization’s objectives and expectations.

Additionally, HFMA added Premier’s ERP solution to its Peer Review Healthcare Business Solutions Short List, which recognizes healthcare products and services that earn top ratings following a thorough evaluation process. The evaluation is conducted by healthcare finance professionals and a team of HFMA experts to review quality, technical support, customer service and value. Of note, all participants “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that they would recommend Premier’s ERP solution to colleagues.

Premier is focused on making advances in healthcare technology and its integration to establish a centralized location for providers to manage operations and view analytics systemwide. In doing so, its ERP solution helps health systems improve efficiencies and simultaneously reduce costs by standardizing processes, centralizing services and eliminating waste.

“Earning these designations from trusted and unbiased authorities serves as an additional differentiator for our ERP solution and highlights our unique position within the market,” said Bill Marquardt, Vice President and General Manager of Cost Management at Premier. “Designed for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals we are able to deliver immediate value through a built-for-purpose platform, and a condensed implementation timeline.”

In addition to offering ERP software, Premier also manages data. Premier is guided by more than 30 years of experience in group purchasing services, business intelligence and analytics.

For their report, KLAS interviewed provider organizations about their current “on-premise” or cloud-based ERP solution to find out about their overall performance, the support and relationships each vendor offers during implementation and their future plans. Earlier in 2019, KLAS recognized Premier as the Best in KLAS® Overall Healthcare Management Consulting Firm and Best in KLAS® Strategy, Growth and Consolidation Consulting Firm. KLAS also named Premier the Mindshare Leader for Value-Based Care Transformation.

The HFMA Peer Review program is designed to help healthcare executives identify high-quality products and services based on their ability to demonstrate value, effectiveness and ease of use among other key purchasing criteria. The program consists of a rigorous 11-step, high-level screening process through which reviewers (including customers, prospects, non-purchasers and panelists) respond to a survey, evaluating the solution for effectiveness, quality and usability, accuracy and reliability, value and customer service, and technical support.

About Premier, Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.