Hitachi Consulting UK Becomes One of the First Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Partners

LONDON – 9 February 2010 – Hitachi Consulting UK today announced that it has achieved Platinum Partner status in the Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Platinum Level membership, Oracle has recognised Hitachi Consulting UK for its in-depth expertise and excellence in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries, specialising in the implementation and support of Oracle technologies including Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Hitachi Consulting UK helps customers deliver enterprise solutions that blend business insight technical expertise and project management proficiency. The company develops template solutions designed to drive down the cost of ownership, provide long-term support for the solutions, and offer unbiased advice and recommendations.

Mark Robinson, Managing VP, Sales and Marketing, Hitachi Consulting UK and EMEA Chair, Oracle Advisory Board, commented, “As one of the first to make this investment in becoming a Platinum Partner supporting the new OPN Specialised programme, Hitachi Consulting UK is thrilled to be recognised for its depth of experience and leadership as an Oracle solution provider. Over the last nine years, we have helped customers streamline and optimise business processes, improve customer relationships, and gain valuable business insights with Oracle. With the addition of this new Platinum Partner status, we believe it will further align our organisations, enabling customers to reap the benefits”.

Stein Surlien, senior vice president, EMEA Alliances and Channels, Oracle, commented, “We have worked together successfully with high profile customers and believe this is a good fit of market expertise and best of breed technology. This relationship gives us the ability to really help customers by maximising their return and enhancing the application to deliver the right solution to enterprises addressing business pain points during this unstable business climate”.

As a Platinum Partner in OPN, Hitachi Consulting UK has established its depth and breadth of the expertise across Oracle E-Business Suite HCM, Financials and SCM, SOA, AIA, OBIEE, Hyperion Oracle solution areas, including PLM and ERP Optimisation.

With its Platinum status, Hitachi Consulting UK receives the highest level of engagement, commitment and benefits available to OPN partners. Platinum members receive dedicated virtual account management support to build joint development plans and help broaden specialisation areas and revenue opportunities. Additional benefits include priority placement in the OPN Solutions Catalogue, one free application integration validated by Oracle, joint marketing and sales opportunities, discounted training and more.