Hitachi Consulting Named 2014 Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) Infinity Award Winner

Hitachi Consulting to be recognized at 2014 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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DALLAS, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE:6501), a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, today announced it has been awarded a 2014 Infinity Award by the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG). The award will be presented at the 2014 SAPPHIRE NOW® + ASUG ANNUAL CONFERENCE held in Orlando, FL on June 3-5, 2014.

The ASUG Infinity Award celebrates outstanding contributions by ASUG Affiliate and Installation Members who have led demonstrated innovative use of SAP solutions and active engagement within the ASUG community.

"Hitachi Consulting is exceptionally honored to receive the 2014 Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) Infinity Award," said Mike Driessen, Senior Vice President, SAP Solutions, Hitachi Consulting. "This award shines a light on the exemplary work being done around the ASUG community by the Hitachi Consulting team, which has been an excellent way to engage and support the SAP user community."

"Hitachi Consulting is an exemplary ASUG Affiliate member," said Geoffrey Scott, CEO of ASUG.  "The company was selected not only for its outstanding contributions to help customers adopt SAP HANA but also for its active engagement within the ASUG community at the national, Special Interest Group (SIG) and regional chapter levels."

Hitachi will bring recent SAP HANA strategy and implementation insights to the SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference. The company will deliver joint presentations with clients that have benefitted from the firm's approach.

"The honor of winning the 2014 Infinity Award is amplified by the fact that we have clients and partners that will enthusiastically share the details of their SAP HANA experiences," said Eric Yuan, Vice President, SAP Solutions, Hitachi Consulting. "We strive to create relationships that last based on valuable solutions and tangible results.  It's exciting and validating to receive such a prominent award and to present alongside our clients at the events."

Hitachi Consulting's success is rooted in its "Live in Five" proof of concept methodology, a five week rapid-deployment approach that helps provide companies with insight into key business drivers as they begin their HANA journey. With an average timeline measured in weeks instead of months, Hitachi Consulting teams help clients determine how HANA fits into their specific company while simultaneously mitigating risk and minimizing expense.

At the events, Hitachi Consulting will team up with clients to present real-life case studies of SAP HANA in action.  Three sessions will convey different perspectives of successful programs:

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
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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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

About ASUG Annual Conference
ASUG Annual Conference, co-located with SAPPHIRE® NOW, provides member-driven educational content, networking opportunities, and avenues to influence the direction of SAP products. ASUG Annual Conference educational program includes more than 400 educational sessions and 10 pre-conference sessions.

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