Hitachi Consulting Client TESCO Named as Award Finalist

LONDON, UK — April 8, 2011 — Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, today announced its client Tesco Corporation (TESCO), one of the global leaders in the design, manufacture, and service of technology-based solutions for the upstream energy industry, was recently named a finalist for the 2011 Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Award for Excellence in Global Implementation. Hitachi Consulting helped TESCO deploy its Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system. TESCO also licensed Hitachi Consulting’s field service automation software and engaged the firm to help TESCO plan and implement the new solution.

As part of its global strategy, TESCO expanded to Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Over time, the company’s legacy ERP system could not keep up with the growing global business needs. TESCO needed a single, integrated system with multi-site capabilities and global scalability as it further expanded into new markets. In Microsoft Dynamics AX, TESCO found the innovative technology to consolidate and support its global operations.

Microsoft Dynamics AX allows TESCO to standardise and streamline operations and have a single point of contact to manage and access the critical data that runs the company. Additional benefits of using Microsoft Dynamics AX in combination with the field service software solution include:

•Lowered total cost of ownership to support TESCO’s manufacturing and service growth, domestically and internationally

•Built-in tools for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for enhanced reporting and reduced efforts in the financial consolidation and close process

•Elimination of paper-based work done in the field for reduced Day Sales Outstanding (DSO)

•Better quality of information in the asset and technician scheduling process for reduced overtime and direct labour avoidance

•Better visibility into planning and utilisation of tools, assets, and inventory for increased revenue growth

•Easy to use interface and end-user reporting tools for reduced administration and training costs

“We are pleased to be recognised as a Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Award finalist,” said Sam Taylor, global ERP general manager at TESCO. “We believe that the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX is helping us remain competitive and better serve our global customers.”

“We are so proud to have helped TESCO plan and deploy such a successful Microsoft Dynamics implementation, and see how they are benefiting from this choice of solution,” said Mike Gillis, senior vice president of Hitachi Consulting’s Microsoft Global Alliance. “This recognition is exciting and well-deserved.”

Established in 1997, the Customer Excellence Awards are presented each year at the Convergence Conference in the United States. The 2011 Customer Excellence Awards celebrate Microsoft Dynamics customers that have achieved notable accomplishments using Microsoft products.

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship, and supply chain management solutions that help businesses work more effectively. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Hitachi Consulting specialises in the implementation, customisation and support of Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

About Tesco Corporation

Tesco Corporation (TESCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of technology based solutions for the upstream energy industry. The corporation seeks to change the way people drill wells by delivering safer and more efficient solutions that add real value by reducing the costs of drilling for and producing oil and gas. Visit TESCO on the Web at

 About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

As Hitachi, Ltd.’s (NYSE: HIT) global consulting company, with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI. Hitachi Consulting’s client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement. For more information, call 1.877.664.0010 or visit

 About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

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