Hitachi Solutions Wins 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

We are happy to announce Hitachi Solutions has been recognized by Microsoft in their 2024 Partner of the Year awards. This year, we were named:

Winner — Microsoft Low Code Application Development Partner of the Year

Finalist — Microsoft Intelligent Automation Partner of the Year

The annual Partner of the Year Awards acknowledge Microsoft partners from around the world who have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services, and devices during the year. This year’s winners were chosen from 4,700+ nominations submitted from partners in more than 100 countries.

Hitachi Solutions was chosen for providing high-impact customer solutions and services powered by Microsoft Power Platform — specifically Power Apps and Power Automate. Our success in driving innovation around AI and Copilot also helped us secure top honors. For more information on the awards, view our news release and Microsoft’s official announcement.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The momentum generated by numerous AI and Copilot announcements this year fueled innovation from our partners, enabling groundbreaking services and solutions to customers. I am inspired by the capability and creativity in our partner ecosystem and this year’s winners beautifully demonstrate the best of what’s possible with AI and the Microsoft Cloud.

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Nicole Dezen
Chief Partner Officer & Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Low Code Application Development Partner of the Year Winner

This is the first time we have led this exciting and fast-growing category. Fueling this win was our exceptional strength in leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform. Our rapid solution development (RSD) practice saw a 25 percent year-over-year growth, with project sizes and user engagement increasing significantly. This team deployed large-scale applications for prominent clients in many industries, demonstrating the ability to scale and meet complex requirements.

Also making us a standout partner in this space was our ability to help customers transform and succeed, providing tailored solutions and services that foster long-term engagement and operational efficiency. We have more Power Platform MVPs than any other Microsoft partner and our AI and Copilot strategies further enhance our capability to rapidly deliver high-value solutions.

Some customer examples include:


We developed a suite of Power Platform solutions for a healthcare conglomerate, significantly enhancing their operational efficiency and compliance reporting.

Key implementations included:

  • Automating the intake process for legal matters
  • Creating a comprehensive compliance platform
  • Developing a market priority task tracker to manage operational issues

Through these apps, we automated manual tasks, improved compliance, and provided scalable platforms adaptable to the company’s growth. Additionally, we conducted training sessions, increasing engagement and adoption of the new systems across the company’s teams.

Materials Science

We implemented a comprehensive suite of Power Platform solutions for a global materials science company, enhancing operational efficiency, transparency, and collaboration.

Key solutions included:

  • A performance and development app for feedback and goal setting for 12,000 associates
  • An internal controls system for the finance team, a PMO accelerator to standardize project tracking
  • support for the customization of a center of excellence.

These solutions automated previously manual processes, improved data accuracy, and fostered a culture of continuous improvement. Extensive training and support empowered the company to innovate and improve processes using the Power Platform.

Intelligent Automation Partner of the Year Finalist

Intelligent automation is also a first-time win for us, and we are extremely proud to be named finalist. Driving this win is our RPA expertise and unique approach to maximizing automation investments by integrating Microsoft cloud, AI, collaboration, low-code, security, and SaaS applications into a composable platform.

We have successfully migrated major clients from UiPath and Automation Anywhere to Power Automate, leveraging Azure OpenAI to expedite legacy bot assessments and significantly reduce project timelines. Our expertise, combined with strategic partnerships and a robust go-to-market strategy, has driven impressive growth and customer satisfaction.

Here are a few customer examples:

Financial Services

At a leading financial institution, we implemented an automated solution to combat check deposit fraud, which had been costing the company nearly $60,000 a month.

The legacy system only flagged deposits over $2,000, missing smaller fraudulent ones. We created an RPA bot to validate all mobile deposits against a fraud database and automate a seven-day hold process. We also developed a model-driven Power App for administrators to monitor and review suspicious activities. This solution reduced fraudulent deposits by 75%, saved over $50,000 monthly, achieved a 500% ROI, and paid for itself within six weeks.

Additionally, it increased employee productivity and customer satisfaction by eliminating manual validation and reducing deposit processing times.

Business Services

A global digital business services company faced inefficiencies and high costs due to disparate, on-prem automations and multiple RPA platforms.

We assessed and optimized existing workflows and then centralized and streamlined automation processes using Power Automate. Integrating with the company’s infrastructure and third-party applications, we enabled efficient data exchange and workflow orchestration for 200+ automations, significantly improving the speed and efficiency of call center operations.

The move to Power Automate resulted in enhanced customer service and substantial cost savings — reducing licensing costs per automation from $15,000 to $2,000.


Experiencing inefficiencies and compliance risks from their reliance on manual processes, we helped a healthcare company modernize and streamline operations using Power Automate.

We identified and prioritized 15+ key processes for automation and developed a tailored RPA roadmap for seamless integration with existing systems. The first automation was a pharmacy notification process, and ongoing implementations continue to expand their capabilities. These automations have helped eliminate regulatory penalties that previously cost up to $3 million annually!

This also increased employee productivity, enabling them to handle increased business volumes more effectively.

Our History of Success

Since 2006, we have been consistently recognized for our leadership in the Microsoft Partner network. This year’s wins bring Hitachi Solutions North America’s running lifetime total of Microsoft awards to 53. As a global systems integrator who is 100 percent committed to Microsoft — and our customers — this makes us especially proud.

We are one of only a few companies in the world who can leverage the entire Microsoft ecosystem — from business applications to data & analytics to AI & IoT to app innovation and much more. The result is we can support our customers’ digital data and modernization efforts end-to-end and dramatically accelerate time to outcome and value across their enterprise.

Let’s Talk Automation

Whether you are just starting your app development and automation journey or are looking to take it to the next level, Hitachi Solutions can help. Contact us to learn more about our Microsoft and digital transformation expertise, services, and solutions. We’d love to hear from you!