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12/11/2020

NTT, SAP Deepen Strategic Global Relationship to Support Remote, Connected World

Alarice Rajagopal
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NTT Corporation and SAP SE form a strategic alliance that creates a holistic partnership, in which both companies serve as each other's customers, suppliers and co-innovators.

NTT and SAP have worked together for over 30 years, supporting the needs of enterprise businesses. Together both companies have been driving customer success, helping enterprises to adopt integrated solutions across hybrid IT infrastructures, security, applications, business technology platform, delivery and managed services. The deeper relationship enables SAP and NTT to leverage their best capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help companies transform into intelligent enterprises.

The strategic alliance creates a new era of digitally connected global value chains and intends to 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 — the Internet of Things, edge computing and machine learning, to name a few — with NTT's suite of information and communications technology (ICT) and hybrid cloud capabilities worldwide. These connected value chain solutions, which NTT and SAP will look to co-innovate and jointly go-to-market with, are expected to result in a more unified and automated collaboration across customers, suppliers, retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers. A digitally connected value chain will help improve performance, transform the customer experience and enable new business models.

Access to real-time data and analytics will help enterprises become more agile and resilient across the value chain. For example:

  • Applications enabling connected sites can help track venue and equipment assets, enhancing workforce safety and 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

NTT has selected SAP as its strategic digital transformation partner for its global group of companies.

NTT plans to automate a series of operations as well as advance the group's management ability through standardizing business processes and enabling data-driven business execution by adopting SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba solutions.

SAP has selected NTT as one of its global strategic suppliers to provide a range of services, including infrastructure managed services, application development and consulting, to help SAP support cloud computing solutions for its customers. 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