Hitachi Consulting Recognized With Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – UKI in Integrated Cloud

03/17/2016 London

Oracle today recognized Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501), a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services and a Diamond level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), with its 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year - UKI in Integrated Cloud.

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year - UKI encourage innovation by OPN members, who use Oracle's products and technology to create value for customers. The award reflects Hitachi Consulting’s success in adopting OPN’s Specialized approach which is aimed at enabling partners to establish industry recognition by following a formal process to become Specialized in key Oracle solution areas.

Hitachi Consulting was presented the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – UKI in Integrated Cloud for demonstrating excellence, reflecting the success at clients in delivering business transformations on Oracle’s cloud services across hybrid cloud environments.

Hitachi Consulting has successfully deployed Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud services to enterprise clients within the UK, including among the first Financials and Procurement deployment within UK retail. These services extend across HCM, Customer Services, Order Management, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, enabling clients to take multiple steps towards agile and efficient business operations. In addition, Hitachi Consulting is delivering Oracle Retail applications on a private Hitachi cloud as part of an integrated managed service.

Hitachi Consulting is helping these early adopters to understand and resolve some of the common challenges arising from hybrid cloud deployments. These include:-

  • federating identity & security across on premise, hosted, Oracle public cloud and other public cloud services, using Oracle Identity and Access Manager Suite   
  • ensuring a consistent & seamless operational control capability, using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
  • providing a future proof Business Intelligence & data strategy to provide a single view of the enterprise across services using Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise 12c & Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Services
  • enabling integration from on premise sources to cloud services, including via flat files for legacy applications

Hitachi Consulting have worked closely with Oracle’s global & local cloud architecture, product and support services to ensure that clients can take advantage of cloud first strategies at the same time as reflecting the reality of the complex hybrid environments that they current inhabit.

​Chris Gates, Director of Retail at Hitachi Consulting said, “We are delighted that our clients’ bold commitment to transform their businesses using integrated cloud solutions have been recognised with this award.  Success comes through top down leadership focus on business priorities, understanding the current and roadmap capabilities required and provided, and a single team working across diverse organisational structures focused on a common objective working in a pragmatic way.”

“Hitachi Consulting has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based solutions that solve our joint customers' most critical business challenges,” said Simon Hill, Head of UKI Alliances & Channels. “We congratulate Hitachi Consulting in achieving the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year - UKI in Integrated Cloud. This achievement is a testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers solutions and services that drive real business value and results.”

About Hitachi Consulting

Hitachi Consulting is the global management consulting and IT services business of Hitachi Ltd., a global technology leader and a catalyst of sustainable societal change. In that same spirit — and building on its technology heritage — Hitachi Consulting is a catalyst for positive business change, propelling companies ahead by enabling superior operational performance. Working within their existing processes and focusing on targeted functional challenges, we help our clients respond to dynamic global change with insight and agility. Our unique approach delivers measurable, sustainable business results and a better consulting experience.  For more information visit:

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