7 December 2020

NTT and SAP deepen strategic global relationship

  • Extend strategic alliance to enable a new era of connected value chain solutions
  • NTT selects SAP as a strategic digital transformation partner for its group of companies globally
  • SAP adds NTT to its list of strategic global suppliers for consulting, managed infrastructure and application services

Tokyo and Walldorf – 7 December 2020 – NTT Corporation (NTT) (TYO:9432) and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced an extension of their strategic alliance that creates a 360-degree partnership where both companies serve as each other's customers, suppliers, co-innovators, and go-to-market partners.

NTT and SAP have worked together for over 30 years to support enterprises' business needs worldwide. With the increasing demand for disruptive technologies, mobility and sustainability, adopting integrated solutions by design that cover all layers from hybrid IT infrastructure, security, applications, delivery to managed services are critical to driving clients' success. The deeper relationship enables both companies to leverage their best capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help companies transform into intelligent enterprises.

The strategic alliance marks another significant milestone for both companies, enabling a new era of digitally connected global value chains and deliver solutions that will support a remote and connected world. These solutions will embrace SAP's vision of an intelligent enterprise. They will incorporate the best of SAP's intelligent technologies, including IoT, edge computing and machine learning, with NTT's industry-leading suite of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and hybrid cloud capabilities worldwide. These solutions will lead to a more unified and automated collaboration across customers, suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers. A digitally connected value chain will improve performance, transform the customer experience, and enable new business models.

Access to real-time data and analytics will help enterprises use that information to drive agility and resilience across the value chain. For example:

  • Applications enabling 'Connected Sites' can help track venue and equipment assets, enhancing workforce safety, equipment reliability, and streamlining business operations.
  • A 'Connected Mobility' offering can help track moving assets on the road for reliable logistics and secure transportation delivery.
  • Traceability delivered by a 'Connected Product' solution can enable end-to-end value chain visibility, from the container-level down to individual product items.

As one of the world's most progressive and innovative companies, delivering services across 190 countries globally, NTT's vision is to contribute to a wholly digitized society that connects people, communities and enterprises to create a better and smarter world for all. NTT will leverage its unique global value proposition to deliver services that complement SAP's software offerings as a global partner.

"By redefining our global partnership with SAP, we are taking a significant step towards realizing a wholly digitized society. It will allow us to collaborate further to create a better future," says Jun Sawada, President and Chief Executive Officer, NTT. "Having SAP as our strategic partner allows us to drive more innovations by combining NTT's global industry solutions, system integration, ICT infrastructures, multi-hybrid cloud capabilities, security and managed services with SAP's top-notch applications and technologies. Our joint Go-to-Market initiatives will also benefit both companies with optimized service offerings."

"We are entering a new era of collaboration with NTT that will see our companies come together in ways we have not done previously," says Christian Klein, CEO, SAP SE. "By integrating relevant technologies and solutions, we will be able to offer our customers more choice, flexibility and opportunity as they develop into intelligent enterprises. Through the power of SAP Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing technologies, as well as NTT's full stack of ICT capabilities around the world, we will jointly help enterprises transform their businesses worldwide to become truly digital and create exceptional customer experiences by providing robust and advanced business services in a connected world."

NTT has selected SAP as its strategic digital transformation partner for its group of companies globally. NTT plans to achieve automation of a series of operations and advancement of the group management by standardization of business processes and data-driven business execution by adopting SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba.

SAP has selected NTT as one of their global strategic suppliers to provide a range of services including infrastructure managed services, application development and consulting for SAP to support cloud computing solutions for their clients. Additionally, working with NTT, SAP expects to lower operational costs by simplifying and enhancing the network efficiency of the multiple corporate networks of companies acquired by SAP.

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About NTT

NTT believes in resolving social issues through our business operations by applying technology for good. We help clients accelerate growth and innovate for current and new business models. Our services include digital business consulting, technology and managed services for cybersecurity, applications, workplace, cloud, datacenter and networks all supported by our deep industry expertise and innovation. As a top 5 global technology and business solutions provider, our diverse teams operate in 80+ countries and regions and deliver services to over 190 of them. We serve over 80% of Fortune Global 100 companies and thousands of other clients and communities around the world.

For more information on NTT, visit www.global.ntt/.

About SAP

SAP's strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As the market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world's transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers' businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people's lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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SAP Press Contact:
Lesa Beber (International Media)
lesa.beber@sap.com

Mayuko Ogata (Japan Media)
mayuko.ogata@sap.com

NTT Press Contact:
Yuzo Aramaki
ntt-cnr-ml@hco.ntt.co.jp