Today NTT DATA, a global IT services provider and a worldwide leader in SAP implementations, announced its selection as a member of the Winner’s Circle in the 2014 SAP Services Blueprint Report by leading industry analyst and research firm HfS Research. In the report, HfS Research assessed leading providers across a number of criteria under the categories of innovation and execution in providing services to companies running SAP® software.
In the report, HfS Research mentions that:
- NTT DATA can satisfy almost all clients’ SAP needs throughout the whole lifecycle, enabled by a global delivery Center of Excellence and NTT DATA “One Method”.
- While NTT DATA has been a good partner in Asia and North America for a long time, today NTT DATA has grown a solid global SAP practice with acquisitions in Latin America and Europe. The company has a good track record for SAP upgrades and consolidations.
- NTT DATA is now one of the best-positioned global companies offering industry-specific All-In-One solutions.
- With innovation labs in the US and India, and with one the world’s largest annual R&D expenditures through parent company NTT Group, NTT DATA brings clients turnkey SAP innovation.
SAP service providers in the HfS Research Winner’s Circle demonstrate excellence in both execution and innovation. Execution demonstrates the service providers’ ability to develop strong relationships with clients, accomplish services beyond the scope of agreement, and be highly flexible when meeting clients’ needs.
Innovation demonstrates the service providers’ strong vision and concrete plans to invest in future capabilities. Additionally, these providers possess a healthy cross-section of vertical capabilities and demonstrate a strong ability to leverage external drivers to increase value for their clients.
“NTT DATA was the big surprise in the Winner's Circle this year. A long-hidden secret for SAP services, the firm finally gets the recognition it deserves.” said Dr. Thomas Mendel, SVP IT Services Research, HfS.
With $1.4 billion in SAP® software-related services and over 8,500 SAP professionals around the world, NTT DATA offers a complete lifecycle of services for SAP solutions, helping clients work more effectively, and gain business insight through services that span consulting, upgrades and implementations, and applications management and hosting. This portfolio includes significant investments in proprietary frameworks, tools, and accelerators that increase speed to market, deliver high quality and provide innovative client solutions. NTT DATA continues to invest in solutions and expertise in emerging technologies such as SAP HANA® software, Cloud and more than 20 industry-specific solutions built on the SAP ERP application designed specifically for clients in the middle market.
About NTT DATA
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 40 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing.
HfS Research is the leading independent global analyst authority and knowledge community for the business and IT services industry. HfS serves the research and strategy needs of business and IT operations leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing, customer management, and core industry functions. HfS provides detailed and thoughtful analyst coverage of the various areas that impact successful business outcomes, namely, process automation and outsourcing, global business services frameworks, mobility, analytics, and social collaboration. HfS also focuses heavily on talent acquisition, development, and motivation strategies. HfS applies its acclaimed crowdsourced Blueprint Methodology™ to evaluate the performance of service providers in terms of innovating and then executing against those business outcomes.
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