Hitachi Signs Agreement with SAP to Offer Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud

By CIOReview | Monday, December 28, 2015
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DALLAS, TX: Hitachi Consulting, provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, has signed an agreement with SAP to provide a fully integrated Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud for SAP for Industrial Machinery & Components (SAP for IM&C) solutions.

Under this agreement, IM&C companies get ready-to-use, subscription-based SAP solutions in Hitachi’s private hosted cloud, where they can easily access SAP software without the need for up-front infrastructure costs related with on-premises software deployments in low cost. It also eradicates traditional IT overhead and up-front perpetual licensing costs.

In addition, with this agreement, Hitachi Consulting will deliver customers with on-demand, cloud-based delivery model of their SAP software solutions, developed to bundle a company’s entire IT environment (whether on-premises or software as a service), their applications, integration to third-party systems, as well as managed services- as a single package.

Build specifically for SAP applications and customized to solve the complexities of several industries, like automotive, aerospace & defense, and industrial machinery components, the Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud for SAP for IM&C is developed on the Enterprise Cloud Framework, which features inventory and forecasting control, production and process control, and product development.

Other prominent attributes of the Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud are procurement, supply chain management, manufacturing, environmental, health & safety, sales and service, quality management and compliance, and corporate services.

“Hitachi Consulting Enterprise Cloud solution for discrete manufacturing allows us to help companies across multiple industries realize the potential of SAP applications in a simple, modular, easily accessible environment. With our new solution geared specifically for discrete manufacturing, companies with the most intricate processes and fulfillments needs are now able to capture the operational benefits of SAP software in the cloud,” says Michael Driessen, Senior VP of Hitachi Consulting.