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NTT and SAP strengthen partnership with expanded services

Extended partnership will enable NTT and SAP to serve as each other's customers, suppliers, and co-innovators

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NTT Corporation and SAP have extended their long-standing strategic alliance of over 30 years to create a holistic partnership.

Under the new agreement, both companies can assume the role of each other's customers, suppliers, and co-innovators.

“The deeper relationship enables SAP and NTT to leverage their best capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help companies transform into intelligent enterprises,” said SAP. 

NTT plans to automate a series of operations and advance the group's management ability by standardizing business processes and enabling data-driven business execution. NTT aims to achieve this by adopting SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system S/4HANA and e-procurement cloud software Ariba solutions.

SAP, on the other hand, will leverage NTT’s offerings to provide enterprise solutions, such as infrastructure managed services, application development and consulting. Additionally, SAP will work with NTT to lower its operational costs by simplifying and enhancing SAP-acquired companies’ corporate network efficiency.

NTT and SAP’s strategic alliance also focuses on introducing a new era of digitally connected global value chains, resulting in a more unified and automated collaboration across customers, suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers.  

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By offering access to real-time data and analytics, NTT and SAP aim to help enterprises enhance agility and resiliency across the value chain. The companies plan to achieve this by developing applications that enable connected sites to track venue and equipment assets, enhance workforce safety and equipment reliability, and streamline business operations. 

They also plan to develop a connected mobility offering to help track moving assets on the road for reliable logistics and secure transportation delivery. 

Finally, SAP and NTT aim to improve traceability with a connected solution that enables end-to-end value chain visibility from the container-level to individual product items.

"By redefining our global partnership with SAP, we are taking a significant step toward realizing a wholly digitalized society," said Jun Sawada, president and CEO of NTT. 

"It will allow us to collaborate further to create a better future. 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."

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