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Chicago, Illinois, - Premier International has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Chicago, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services firms. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues from the prior five years.

Premier International's President, Jim Hempleman, credits Premier International's unique technology and their strong client focus for the company's impressive revenue growth.  "There have been two major factors in our success," Hempleman said.  "The first is our technology.  Our rapid application development software, Applaud, offers the opportunity to significantly reduce our clients' costs."

"The second major factor in our success has been our professional services group's focus on our clients' success," Hempleman continued.  "Our consultants are trained to place our client's interests first.  We believe that if we always focus on our clients' best interests, our clients will always want more.  We have client relationships that have extended for over twenty years."

To qualify for the Fast 50, companies must be public or private companies headquartered in North America and be a "technology company" defined as companies that own proprietary technology which contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues or devotes a high percentage of effort to research and development of technology.

About Premier International

Founded in 1985, Premier International is a leading provider of software and related professional services to a wide range of clientele.  The cornerstone of Premier International's business is Applaud ® , a rapid application development platform designed to reduce the time and cost required to develop data management solutions. Premier International's Applaud software and related professional services have been strategic advantages to many global consulting firms, large software firms, and Fortune 1000 companies.  In each market the objective is to reduce costs, streamline delivery, and make the consulting firm more competitive and more profitable.  Premier International is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information on Premier International please visit or call (800) 426-0428.

About Deloitte & Touche

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