Resources

Over the past 30 years, we have established a strong track record of delivering excellence to our clients. Learn how we overcome obstacles through our expertise, technology, and commitment, to deliver risk free go-lives for our clients.

Articles & Case Studies

Premier International has been recognized in multiple categories by Built In as part of their 2024 Best Places to Work Awards.

Read on

Premier International Shines in Built In Awards 2024

Read on

Premier International Acquires Information Asset - Combination of leading solutions providers expands data migration, governance and risk management capabilities to help organizations maximize the value of their data.

Read on

Premier International Acquires Information Asset

Read on

Recognizing the need to advance its Data Management and Governance processes to keep pace with evolving industry standards and technological advancements, a leading financial services company engaged Premier to modernize

Read on

Strategic Transformation in Data Management for a Leading Financial Services Company

Read on

A $3.5B healthcare provider moved their HCM and Payroll operations from occurring in 15 disparate legacy applications to a single Workday tenant. Download the PDF to learn how Premier made the data track successful.

Read on

Workday Human Capital Management Data Migration for a $3.5B Healthcare System

Read on

A Fortune 500 CRM and cloud solutions provider faced the complex challenge of exponential growth in integration, compute, and data warehousing costs caused by the rapid acceleration of data volumes

Read on

Reducing Integration and Analytics Costs for a Fortune 500 Cloud Solutions Provider

Read on

A quickly growing data security, privacy, compliance, and governance software provider could not integrate its data discovery algorithm into existing solutions used by its customers.

Read on

Building the Data Integration Capabilities for Leading Data Privacy Platform

Read on

The following checklist leverages Premier's experience implementing dozens of projects that can help your organization prepare for it's upcoming Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation.

Read on

Data Migration Checklist for D365 Implementations

Read on

Premier's agile data governance framework accelerates Workday implementations and provides organizations the structure to maintain data clarity and trust long after go-live

Read on

Formalizing Data Governance As Part of Your Workday Implementation

Read on

The project was to perform data analysis and migration of Human Capital Management (HCM) and Payroll data from PeopleSoft, learning data from Taleo, and Benefits data from a benefits administration system into Workday.

Read on

100% Workday Load Success for State Government

Read on

After working on dozens of implementations, we find that organizations frequently overlook using the implementation as an opportunity to upgrade data governance to fuel long term data performance.

Read on

Including Data Governance as Part of your ERP Implementation

Read on

Digital transformations are a major investment in your organization’s future. We’ve identified 3 keys needed to accomplish an enterprise payroll validation.

Read on

3 Keys to Drive Your Payroll Validation Success

Read on

The ISO Identification of Medical Products (IDMP) standard is one of the most complex data challenges facing life sciences companies today. Read to learn more.

Read on

IDMP Compliance: Business Priority, Governance Imperative

Read on

A comprehensive data migration approach covers the phases from preparing the target vision, executing the transformation, and driving long term data performance.

Read on

Best Practices Data Migration Services Explained

Read on

Data Monetization leverages data and information to expose opportunities to increase revenues, reduce costs and drive competitive advantage while mitigating risk. Read to learn more.

Read on

What is Data Monetization?

Read on

Renovus Capital Partners Acquires Leading Data Solutions Provider, Premier International

Read on

Renovus Acquires Majority Stake in Premier

Read on

Asking these questions before starting your implementation will set your organization up for success!

Read on

5 Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Oracle Cloud Implementation

Read on

Data validation and testing are both crucial when migrating data to any system. It’s important to understand the difference as they are frequently mistaken to mean the same thing.

Read on

What's the Difference Between Data Validation and Testing?

Read on

Data Risk Management aligns with Operational Risk. This article outlines the merging ORX Operational Risk with EDM Council's DCAM, exploring Data Risk Themes and Dashboards for a unified organizational view.

Read on

Data Risk Management: Aligning The ORX And EDMC DCAM Frameworks

Read on

The New York State Department of Financial Services released 23 NYCRR 500, a regulation dealing with Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies. Read more about key components of this regulation

Read on

Data Governance Requirements to Support Compliance with New York

Read on

The goal of this modernization effort was to reduce costs, gain efficiencies, and drive innovation so that the company could better serve its governmental, defense, and intelligence clients.

Read on

Migrating from IFS to Oracle Cloud for a Major US Defense Contractor

Read on

This steel manufacturer chose Dynamics 365 as their Asset Management solution. Learn how Premier made a successful go-live possible.

Read on

Migrating Asset Management Data to Microsoft Dynamics 365

Read on

Confronted with rising regulatory compliance demands, data security concerns, and issues regarding data quality. Learn how Premier enabled a growing multinational bank to meet this challenge.

Read on

Improving Regulatory Compliance and the Customer Experience through Advisory and Technology Consulting Services

Read on

Read to learn more about Premier International's Data Governance solution for European Union Medical device regulation.

Read on

Data Governance For European Union Medical Device Regulation

Read on

One of the largest privately-owned child care providers in the US wished to bring 10 distinct brands and hundreds of schools onto their existing Oracle Cloud platform.

Read on

Easing Data Conversion Woes for an Early Education Client

Read on

At Premier International, we navigate dynamic compliance challenges, driven by external regulations or internal strategies. Compliance may involve uncertainties and best guesses.

Read on

Operationalizing Compliance Controls

Read on

The final test cycle before cutover deserves as much or even more attention than cutover itself. A successful dress rehearsal is an excellent indication that the entire project team can deliver a successful go-live.

Read on

How a Go-Live Dress Rehearsal Ensures Cutover Success

Read on

Premier International has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest growing private companies

Read on

Premier Named One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Read on

Kicking off your organization’s data governance implementation with an introductory meeting is an effective way to ensure stakeholder buy-in and set expectations for things to come.

Read on

Data Governance Kick-Off Meeting

Read on

Premier International collaborated with Salesforce to craft an enterprise tool for internal users. It integrates diverse data sources, styles, and enables interaction with vital objects like data cataloging, governance.

Read on

Client Success Story – Enterprise Data Management at Salesforce

Read on

A globally ranked healthcare provider struggled with data issues during a pilot go-live for Oracle Cloud ERP. Then they met Premier International. Learn how we minimized data risk for this hospital and ensured a succes

Read on

Phased ERP Go-Live for a Multi-System Healthcare Provider

Read on

According to McKinsey, organizations spend 30% of their time on non-value added tasks because of poor data management. Read on to explore why data impacts performance and how Premier can work with you on these issues.

Read on

Data Holds Organizations Back

Read on

As part of a global rollout of Dynamics 365, the Item Master for a particular cold finishing mill required a dramatic redesign.

Read on

Mastering the Item Master: A Tour de Force Wrangling Unconventional Data

Read on

Experiencing significant issues prior to User Acceptance Test, a multi-national company brought Premier in to assess the data migration for complex multi-application. Read how cultural issues impacted the project.

Read on

Assessment of a Multi-Application Implementation at a Multi-National Company

Read on

Successful completion of a data transformation and ERP implementation will provide huge advantages to your organization. But before you can realize these benefits, your organization must rise to the challenges ahead.

Read on

7 Barriers to Successful Data Migration

Read on

Learn how Premier has aided a college system in migrating their existing Banner Human Resources and Financial data to Workday during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read on

Back to School: Data Migration for a Texas-Based Higher Education Institution

Read on

Smart Meters are the new essential part of Utility. It helps the customer understand their energy usage at different times of the day which benefits them to manage the usage more proactively.

Read on

Smart Meters Implementation using Informatica

Read on

Making a first data conversion test cycle a success requires good planning and proactive work. Here, we take you behind the scenes of 7 key steps that we do at Premier to help make your test cycle a success.

Read on

Behind the Scenes: 7 Things We Do Before a Successful Test Cycle

Read on

Units of Measure can make or break their supply chain solution. Read more to understand more about unit of measure, UOM conversions, and issues to avoid.

Read on

How Inaccurate UOM Data Can Break Your Supply Chain

Read on

A successful project start with good project management. There are 5 big mistakes that could put your software implementation at risk. Continue reading to learn of ways to fix or avoid these disastrous mistakes.

Read on

5 Project Management Mistakes in ERP Implementations (And How to Fix Them)

Read on

Premier CEO Craig Wood speaks with Karen Kimsey-Sward about his personal journey as a leader, the importance of relationships and some of the keys to building a healthy company culture.

Read on

PODCAST: The People Place

Read on

Leading data platforms are leveraging Premier and our MetaMesh technology to quickly build integrations and increase interoperability with other applications.

Read on

Building the Connectors for Leading Data Platforms

Read on

A data product leverages data for business goals like revenue growth, cost reduction, risk mitigation, or cash flow enhancement. This blog outlines five steps for configuring data products in Collibra Data Intelligence.

Read on

Data Products Configuration in Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud

Read on

Model governance refers to the set of processes, policies, and controls implemented to manage and oversee the lifecycle of analytical and statistical models within an organization.

Read on

Model Governance Aligning Information Governance With Model Risk Management

Read on

Have you been told that the Cloud cannot handle historical data? Think again, check out 7 Lessons Learned Migrating 1.6 Million Invoices to Oracle Cloud.

Read on

7 Lessons Learned Migrating 1.6 Million Invoices to Oracle Cloud

Read on

Whether it is Source-to-Pay, Strategic Sourcing, or Procure-to-Pay, the implementation of an Ivalua system is a major undertaking and data migration is a critical and risky component.

Read on

Introduction to Data Migration Services for Ivalua

Read on

When preparing for the data conversion, consider the all risk, benefit, and entire scope of the data activities. Read on to calculate the risk and see the realized benefits that are possible when building the data team.

Read on

Data Risk Factors and Monetary Impact When Resourcing Your Implementation

Read on

Quarterly patches are released for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, these expand functionality, resolve bugs, and update security. However, it difficult for businesses to predict the impact of these patches on implementation.

Read on

5 Dangers of Oracle’s Quarterly Release and How to Address Them

Read on

Gaps in data governance and master data management posed the greatest risk to this logistic company's IT (Information Technology) transformation project.

Read on

Solve Data Failures and Go-Live with Workday

Read on

Strategizing supplier selection will start your organization on the path to a successful ERP implementation. Keep reading to learn the secrets to robust supplier selection.

Read on

6 Secrets to Supplier Selection Criteria

Read on

The City of Dallas embarked on its Workday implementation in early 2018. Before Premier International was contacted, the city had already struggled through 3 test cycles on their own...

Read on

Rescuing a Workday Implementation - Securing Benefits for First Responders

Read on

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is typically considered a dress rehearsal for Go-Live and should result in minimal change requests. But this was not your typical UAT.

Read on

Migrating Critical-to-Customer Data to Dynamics 365: How We Resolved Missing Legacy Data Challenges

Read on

A $3B organizations MDM is to throw some data stewards at it. Learn about how this is inadequate and questions that can be asked to build out data governance at your company.

Read on

Throw Some Data Stewards At It

Read on

Premier CEO Craig Wood details how the company uses The Premier Way, radical candor, and gratitude to foster a culture that elevates both client and employee needs.

Read on

PODCAST: Evolving an Employee-First AND Client-First Culture

Read on

One of the world’s largest medical centers aimed to consolidate their ERP systems across hospital branches onto a single, integrated data platform.

Read on

Oracle Cloud Implementation Success for a Global Hospital System

Read on

Our steel manufacturer client proudly designed their own Supply Chain software solution decades ago on mainframe servers. While this system helped to propel them to success, it was time to modernize to D365.

Read on

Transforming Supply Chain Data to Dynamics 365: Unravelling a Complex Legacy Solution

Read on

After implementing Workday HR solution, our client encountered difficulties in effectively tracking the usage of Workday reports and managing inbound/outbound HR-related datasets.

Read on

Building Data Clarity and Trust through Improved Metadata Management and Data Governance

Read on

In this blog, we will drill down into the capabilities of a Tableau Catalog.

Read on

Evaluation of Tableau Catalog

Read on

Cloud implementations continue rising in popularity and are projected to make on-premise database-driven business solutions obsolete. This trend has been accelerated by the current pandemic and its global impact.

Read on

Moving to the Cloud ... Now What

Read on

Explore 4 steps to consider when implementing Oracle Cloud ERP together with Ivalua to improve your organization’s supplier on-boarding management, sourcing and RFx, contract redlining...

Read on

4 Steps in your Ivalua and Oracle Cloud Journey

Read on

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true in terms of Grandma logic and In the world of data management. Organizations spend millions implementing new ERP and business application solutions but ...

Read on

Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure

Read on

If you plan on implementing Oracle Cloud PPM and Grants the following questions will help head of issues before they become problems that impact the implementation.

Read on

4 Questions to Ask When Implementing Oracle Cloud Projects and Grants

Read on

A few months ago, while working on an ERP implementation for a large hospital, one of the directors was abruptly pulled away. Read on to see how COVID is effecting ERP implementation for hospitals.

Read on

COVID-19 Won’t Stop Our Hospital’s ERP Implementation

Read on

Data mesh is a new, decentralized approach to data that allows end-users to easily access data where it lives without a data lake or data warehouse.

Read on

Building A Data Mesh With Starburst

Read on

One of reasons data is cited as an issues on implementations stems from underestimating the data effort before the project even starts. Learn what needs to be considered in an estimate effort.

Read on

Calculating Oracle Cloud Data Migration Effort

Read on

Premier International defines Data Monetization as the ability to leverage data and information to expose opportunities to increase revenues, reduce costs, and drive competitive advantage while mitigating risk.

Read on

Data Monetization Blog - Insurance Industry Perspective

Read on

The State of Iowa and Workday in conjunction with governing.com shared the State’s journey to the cloud over the past several years. The webinar discussed lessons learned, including data conversion.

Read on

Data Conversion Lessons Learned at the State of Iowa

Read on

Data Risk Management is a comprehensive approach to Define, Monitor, and Enforce the risks associated with data. Premier International has a comprehensive framework for Data Risk Management.

Read on

Data Risk Management With OneTrust

Read on

A state is running across nine disjointed, antiquated, and disparate ERP applications for HCM and finance across 70+ agencies. See how Premier is overcoming these data challenges.

Read on

Project Snapshot: Workday Data Migration for a State Government

Read on

The following checklist leverages Premier's experience implementing dozens of Oracle projects that can help your organization prepare it's upcoming Oracle Cloud ERP implementation.

Read on

Data Migration Check List for Oracle ERP Cloud Implementations

Read on

How will you ensure your data is Workday ready?

Read on

Workday Data Migration Services for Government

Read on

To realize the power of Oracle's Cloud applications, it is critical that the underlying data is clean and correct. Understanding the top challenges while migrating into Oracle Cloud is critical to the project's success.

Read on

Top 7 Oracle Cloud Data Migration Challenges

Read on

It has become increasingly difficult for Implementation Partners to distinguish themselves from their competition as Cloud solutions have eliminated many of the previously available customizations.

Read on

Gaining a Competitive Edge Through a Comprehensive Data Approach

Read on

A division of a multi-billion dollar global aerospace and defense company needed to consolidate their 14 different business data sources onto a single integrated platform.

Read on

Oracle Cloud ERP Implementation for a Global Aerospace and Defense Company

Read on

The U.S. government has started to regulate industries like banks and financial institutions. Learn more about these regulations and how Premier's data governance approach addresses these regulations

Read on

Data Governance Compliance for BCBS 239, DFAST, and CCAR with Collibra Data Governance and Regulations

Read on

Premier International has been named one of Crain’s 2020 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Read on

Premier International Named One of Crain’s 2020 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Read on

After a 100 years of international growth, a privately held materials company was ready to take the next step forward by modernizing their business.

Read on

Transforming a 100-Year-Old Raw Materials Organization through Data Migration

Read on

The City of New Orleans completed a complex transformation into Infor CloudSuite. On this initiative Premier tackled the migration from their legacy IBM mainframe, Great Plains, BuySpeed, and other data sources.

Read on

Infor CloudSuite Data Migration for the City of New Orleans

Read on

The chart of accounts (COA) is the backbone of your organization. Read how data governance drives better financial accounting and data monetization

Read on

Gain Control of Your Chart of Accounts

Read on

Premier International defines Data Literacy as the maturation an individual acquires as a result of extensive study and understanding of what data means by reading, understanding, and communicating data as information.

Read on

Data Literacy – Underpinning Data Monetization

Read on

An IT project is a complex system of software, data, people, and requirements. Software goes through versions, data points move, and people evolve, but requirements stand out as the most fluid element of a project.

Read on

How to Halt Endless Requirement Changes

Read on

A $4.4B organization embarked on a complex system modernization initiative to move from 11 disparate ERP systems into Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle PLM Cloud, Oracle CPQ Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, and Microsoft Dynamics.

Read on

Consolidating 11 ERPs into Oracle Cloud

Read on

Data validation is critical to the success of every Oracle ERP Cloud implementation. Without knowing how or what to validate validation can lead to unpredictable test cycles, long hours, and project delays.

Read on

Accelerating Oracle ERP Cloud Implementations Through Data Validation

Read on

Read through 9 activities will help ensure that your implementation gets started on the right foot.

Read on

9 Initial Data Assessment Activities

Read on

Curious who is responsible for what aspects of data on complex implementations? This article contains a of RACI of who is Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed for the major activities of a data migration.

Read on

Who's Responsible for What on Complex Data Migrations

Read on

Data profiling is a critical step in uncovering the data landscape. This posts provides a high level summary of some simple types of profiling that are commonly used to assist in landscape analysis.

Read on

A Primer on Data Profiling on Data Migration Projects

Read on

"You'll never be able to figure out our data",that's what I was told. 48 hours later after putting in some evening hours, mission accomplished.

Read on

Data Spelunking: Simple Techniques to Start Understanding Data Landscapes

Read on

Businesses start with an idea. Buildings start with a blueprint. Your Data Governance plan starts with a playbook.

Read on

Data Governance Playbook: The mission statement for your data

Read on

The beneficial impact of a central repository and process is enormous. In order to realize those benefits, there are important features that the repository must have. Explore five critical features in this post.

Read on

5 Requirements of a Data Migration Repository

Read on

Whether this is your first phone interview or you’re practically a professional at this point, here are 7 tips for nailing your interview and securing a spot for yourself in the next round.

Read on

7 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

Read on

A case study that explores the value that Premier International brought to an inflight implementation for a Fortune 500 steel company.

Read on

Accelerating and Improving an In-Flight Implementation

Read on

This list outlines the data work that should be performed on complex implementations and can be used to help formulate deliverables to include within an RFP.

Read on

Data Deliverables to Include in an ERP Implementation RFP

Read on

It's that time of year - time for Premier's annual lake party! Dennis Gray takes a moment to reflect on the broader meaning of this event to him, both personally and professionally.

Read on

More Than a Party: Reflections from a Premier Tradition

Read on

Most organizations don't implement enterprise wide software packages like Workday often. This checklist provides definitive steps and insights that will help you prepare the data component of the implementation.

Read on

Data Migration Checklist For Workday Implementations

Read on

Premier International uses a centralized data repository as one of many tools to eliminate data migration risk. This post outlines 8 benefits of using a central repository as part of an implementation.

Read on

8 Benefits of a Central Data Repository

Read on

This paper provides some examples of the mapping between the Saudi National Data Management Office (NDMO) Framework and the EDM Council Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM)

Read on

Aligning The Saudi NDMO And EDM Council DCAM Framework

Read on

Stressed out by your open Oracle Service Requests? Here are 5 tips to Accelerate Oracle Service Request Resolution.

Read on

5 Hacks to Accelerate Oracle Service Request Resolution

Read on

Our CEO explores our company culture and what makes Premier unique.

Read on

The Making of a Culture

Read on

Cloud computing is in its infancy, especially in the ERP space and its lack of maturity presents another of challenges.

Read on

The Challenges of Supporting Cloud Migrations

Read on

Reflection of the past 20 years of working at Premier from one of the Principals, Matthew Punnoose.

Read on

20 Years at Premier

Read on

Bridging the gap between mainframes and the Cloud requires a complex and comprehensive data conversion effort. Premier's comprehensive solution addresses these additional complexities.

Read on

Accelerating the Journey from Mainframe to the Cloud

Read on