Hitachi Solutions India Successfully Completes Its First Group of Academic Incubation for Scale in India

Strategic Initiative to Provide In-campus Training in the Core Modules of Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM to Students

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Atlanta/Irvine/Chennai/Toronto/London (PRWEB) March 07, 2014

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the US Reseller Partner of the Year, announced today the successful completion of the first Academic incubation partnership between Hitachi Solutions India and Rajalakshmi Engineering College (RMK) in Chennai India.

Finding Global Microsoft Dynamics talent is a consistently difficult task, with a high degree of imbalance in supply and demand. Hitachi Solutions decided to take the challenge head-on, and develop a strategic initiative to provide in-campus training in the core modules of Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM. This training was provided by Hitachi Solutions technology/business solutions team over a 6 month period. On completion of training, selected students were offered internships with Hitachi Solutions India. Hitachi Solutions implementation practitioners conduct training, provide hands-on labs in campus in a weekly mode and follow a rigorous evaluation process for on-boarding students for training, interning, and also for making job offers. Feedback from current customers already indicate a very high level of competency and performance on live projects.

“Hitachi Solutions is aggressively addressing the global shortage of technology talent with its unique incubation model. The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance is engaging with Partners like Hitachi Solutions to bring innovation and creativity to student career preparation.” - Don Morton, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporation.

This partnership between Academia and Industry not only enables knowledge sharing in the Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM industry, but also helps Hitachi Solutions in hiring the best talent from a local campus and thus creating a sustainable source for talent. This strategic initiative is also supported by the Microsoft Academic alliance program.

“We are impressed by the commitment to excellence in this active collaboration with Hitachi Solutions. This program has made a significant impact with our students and we look forward to expanding on this program in the next academic year," said Dr.Thangam Meganathan, Chairperson, Rajalakshmi Institutions, India.

“Engineering education tries to impart practical ingenuity to students by developing in them appropriate problem solving skills. This is best done by the academic initiatives like the present one by Hitachi Solutions in partnership with our college. We have already seen its impact on the employability of the students and are keen on continuing this partnership,” said Mr. Kishore, Vice-Chairman, RMK Group Institutions, India.

This academic initiative is very strategic for our growth plans and we will continue to invest in this very successful program. This initiative is very unique due to the extensive practitioner-led investment as opposed to a very traditional train the trainer approach generally adopted by other organizations. We are flooded with requests from several Institutions in India and globally to extend this program to other Institutions. We are looking to extend this program to cover management schools as well to enable incubation of functional talent in the Dynamics AX and CRM areas,” said Ananth Subramanian, President/ CEO, Hitachi Solutions India.

About Hitachi Solutions

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, China and India. The flagship company in the Hitachi Group's information and communication system solutions business, Hitachi Solutions also offers solutions for social innovation such as smart cities. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit: http://www.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics Business of Hitachi Solutions Group

Hitachi Solutions Group prides itself on helping our clients to compete with the largest global enterprises with powerful, easy to use, and affordable industry solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and provide focused industry solutions to improve their business. From business strategy development through application deployment and maintenance, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement. "Global Center of Excellence" of Hitachi Solutions America strategically promotes the Microsoft Dynamics business of Hitachi Solutions Group globally. Hitachi Solutions Group was awarded the 2013 U.S. Reseller Partner of the Year award and had multiple Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Award Winning clients and 6 finalists in 2012, a record for Microsoft awards. Hitachi Solutions Group was awarded the 2013 U.S. Reseller Partner of the Year award was recognized as the 2011 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Global partner of the year, the 2009 Microsoft Dynamics AX Global Partner of the Year, and two-time Microsoft Dynamics US Partner of the Year. Outside of Japan, the company conducts its business through key subsidiaries, Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., Hitachi Solutions Europe, Ltd., Hitachi Solutions Canada, Ltd., Hitachi Solutions India, ltd, and Hitachi Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. For more information, call 949.242.1300 or visit http://us.dynamics.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.


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