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Hitachi Consulting Brings New Program Capture and Program Management Tools to the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Dépèche transmise le 28 février 2011 par Business Wire

Hitachi Consulting Brings New Program Capture and Program Management Tools to the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Hitachi Consulting Brings New Program Capture and Program Management Tools to the Aerospace and Defense Industry

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Practice of Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting services and solutions, has developed two new solutions designed specifically to address the Aerospace and Defense industry’s need for Program Capture and Program Management tools. Whether trying to capture a program and dealing with complicated government procurement requirements, or trying to manage and closely track program execution under customer scrutiny, these solutions help improve the ability to oversee these programs. A free demo highlighting the capabilities of these program solutions, based on Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, is now available.

“Hitachi Consulting’s program management solution allows for easier collaboration among the groups working on a particular program”

Program Capture Solution

As the government's procurement requirements become more complicated and their audit criteria more austere, many companies are finding their program capture processes and tools to be severely deficient. Major aerospace manufacturing and defense companies have discovered the need for common tools and processes to help them provide more accurate proposals in a truly collaborative manner. Additionally, as the allocation of funding constricts and the response time associated with IDIQ task orders decreases, A&D companies are finding their proposal response time taking on a greater importance.

“Hitachi Consulting has been developing a range of program capture solutions for the A&D industry over the last decade,” said Dave McGlone, Sr. Vice President, A&D Practice, Hitachi Consulting. “We have developed a program capture framework that enables organizations to elevate their ability to pursue, bid, and capture business.”

Many Aerospace & Defense companies have implemented enterprise applications to consolidate and optimize their organizations. Since the core business development and program capture functions fall outside the normal ERP footprint, many organizations are still pursuing new business using outdated and disjointed processes and tools. The Microsoft SharePoint program capture solution can show companies how to put an end to that.

“Once you view our solution framework demo, it quickly becomes apparent that there is a better answer to today’s clunky methodology and tools,” said McGlone.

Program Management Solution

On the other side of the fence is the program management solution. As a result of customer pressure to more closely track and report on program health information, A&D organizations have an increasing need to more quickly and accurately track program status, enable timely decision making, reduce manual reporting efforts, and ensure common program analysis procedures and metrics. Many A&D companies struggle with the ability to meet this need based on a variety of process- and infrastructure-related issues, including data housed in disparate applications.

“Hitachi Consulting’s program management solution allows for easier collaboration among the groups working on a particular program,” McGlone said. “In addition, the ability for someone from the program management team to be able to track and analyze the program health data surfaced by our tool as well as share it with the involved individuals is greatly enhanced.”

For more information on the Program Capture or Program Management Solution or to schedule a demo, contact McGlone at 1-877-664-0010 or click here to visit the website.

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

Building the Market Responsive Company®

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 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 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 http://www.hitachi.com.

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