News release

Date: 14th November 2011

Hitachi Consulting UK Completes Technology Consolidation for Interserve

Complex consolidation, integration - one of UK’s largest deployments of Microsoft Dynamics AX

London, UK – 14 November 2011 – Hitachi Consulting UK. today announced that it has completed the implementation of a new common IT infrastructure for Interserve based on Microsoft Dynamics AX® and Microsoft BizTalk® integration. The implementation consolidates and integrates HR and Finance technologies, providing Interserve with a single common platform across its business using ERP, EAI and Managed Services. Interserve is one of the largest organisations using Microsoft Dynamics AX in Europe and the project was one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

Shaun Devey, IT Director for Interserve commented, “We appointed Hitachi Consulting based on their expertise in managing complex projects and their in-depth technical understanding of Microsoft technologies.”

Hitachi Consulting UK managed the process improvement, shared services consolidation, procurement process, complex data migration and integration using more than 30 consultants based onsite. The project was designed to create a common IT infrastructure, eliminate legacy systems, and deliver efficiencies around procurement, reporting and cost savings.

“We are now able to operate our HR and Finance systems across a single platform with unified processes, consistent metrics and a significantly reduced total cost of ownership,” added Devey. “We will be working with Hitachi Consulting on further work around payroll, and Hitachi Consulting is continuing to support our new applications through their Managed Services, which includes support for Microsoft Dynamics AX modules including Financials, Trade & Logistics, Project Accounting and Human Resources. Hitachi Consulting is also providing management of Microsoft BizTalk interfaces between Dynamics and other Interserve applications.”

Steve French, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting UK, commented, “Interserve’s implementation is a great example of how replacing IT complexity and disparity with a common technology infrastructure can streamline efficiency across an entire organisation. We’re delighted to be helping Interserve transform its processes and deliver a robust infrastructure for future growth.”

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Hitachi Consulting is the global business and IT consulting company of Hitachi Ltd. with operations throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The company 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 business 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 consulting through application deployment and maintenance, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable return on investment (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, visit www.hitachiconsulting.com.

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 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totalled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 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 www.hitachi.com.

About Interserve
Interserve's vision is to be the Trusted Partner of all our stakeholders. We are one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK, has revenue of £1.9 billion and a workforce of nearly 50,000 people worldwide.

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For further information, please contact:
Kim Lynch,
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166
Email: kim[at]devonshiremarketing[dot]com

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