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Hitachi Consulting Launches Subscription-Based SAP Industry Cloud Services for the Chemical Industry

New offering enables companies to reduce implementation time by up to 30%, achieve ROI faster, and manage IT costs more effectively

Dallas, TX---November 5, 2014—Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501), and leading provider of IT consulting and managed services, today announced it has launched  “Industry Cloud for SAP: Chemicals”. The offering is a subscription-based service that provides Chemical companies with access to SAP’s market-leading applications for the Chemicals industry.

“Industry Cloud for SAP: Chemicals” leverages the world-class Hitachi Consulting Cloud Framework, which is built for SAP applications and can be tailored to address the dynamics of specific industries. The solution supports over 100 industry-specific scenarios across areas including finance, accounting, manufacturing, sales, and distribution. Key business capabilities include:

  • Product development – Enable integrated R & D management and product development processes
  • Procurement – Automate and streamline procurement processes
  • Supply chain management – Help ensure synchronized demand and supply and avoid out-of-stock situations
  • Manufacturing – Plan and execute process and batch manufacturing processes
  • Environmental Health & Safety - Support environmental, occupational and product safety processes, regulatory compliance, and corporate responsibility requirements.
  • Sales and service – Streamline, automate, and integrate sales processes; manage complaints and material returns
  • Quality management and compliance – Manage and document product quality; support financial and regulatory compliance
  • Corporate services – Support critical business functions

“Our clients in the Chemical space have always seen the benefit of SAP applications, but some have shied away from the infrastructure costs and commitments attached to the traditional on-premise model,” said Michael Driessen, Senior Vice President at Hitachi Consulting. “Industry Cloud for SAP: Chemicals” brings to the table a purpose-built enterprise solution that is more scalable – but just as powerful – for companies that want the benefits of SAP without incurring the IT overhead.”

The Hitachi Consulting Industry Cloud for SAP platform is scheduled to be HANA Enterprise Cloud certified by SAP this Fall and supports the latest SAP application environment.  Hitachi Consulting is a recognized 2014 ASUG Partner of the Year for HANA Excellence, and its cloud platform leverages the latest in HANA Unified Computing Platform Infrastructure from Hitachi Data Systems to ensure market-leading performance and availability.