NTT and SAP form new strategic alliance

NTT and SAP have deepened their global relationship through forming a strategic alliance in which both companies will serve as each other’s customers, suppliers and co-innovators. They will use their combined capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help businesses transform into intelligent enterprises.

Having worked in partnership for over 30 years, NTT and SAP have been driving customer success through helping enterprises to adopt integrated solutions across hybrid IT infrastructures, security, applications, business technology platform, delivery and managed services.

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. Embracing SAP’s vision of an intelligent enterprise, the two companies will incorporate the best of SAP’s intelligent technologies with NTT’s industry-leading suite of information and communications technology 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, will help improve performance, transform the customer experience and enable new business models.

Christian Klein, SAP CEO, said: “More than ever, companies see the need to transform their businesses not only within their company walls but also across their networks. Based on our solutions, services and shared focus on customer success, NTT and SAP will help companies around the globe achieve greater resiliency and agility.”

Jun Sawada, NTT president and CEO, added: “By redefining our global partnership with SAP, we are taking a significant step toward realising a wholly digitalised society. 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 optimised service offerings.”