itelligence AG and NTT DATA Boost Application Management Outsourcing Business

NTT DATA and itelligence are investing strongly in promoting and enhancing a global strategy for outsourcing services. A major part of this is the growing Application Management Outsourcing (AMO) business. By 2020, AMO is intended to account for more than a third of NTT DATA’s overall outsourcing business.

The AMO Global One Team Initiative has the mission of translating the global group vision and strategy into business success for the operating companies. The global AMO management team involves more than 100 managers from the various companies of the NTT DATA Group, with the objectives of significantly growing its outsourcing business and further increasing its market position as a leading player in this business segment. These include Lars Janitz, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Managed Services at itelligence and co-chair of the AMO Global One Team.

According to Kaz Nishihata, Director & Executive Vice President, Global Business Sector, NTT DATA Corporation: ”The NTT DATA Group has emerged as a global powerhouse in the enterprise applications and entire IT outsourcing area. Application Management Outsourcing (AMO), as a key pillar of IT outsourcing, is important for us to further expand our role as a global leader in IT innovation, such as cloud business. Development of AMO business will aid in creating new customers and in supporting our long-term relationships with our customers. Furthermore, it will act as a cornerstone for NTT DATA to become a trusted advisor for our clients to manage their IT requirements, including the digital transformation.”

itelligence AG is one of the main drivers of this AMO Global One Team Initiative, especially in NTT DATA’s global SAP business. As a global SAP hub of the NTT DATA Group and with a booming AMO business, itelligence supports international corporations.

Norbert Rotter CEO itelligenceNorbert Rotter, CEO of itelligence AG: ”The initiative supports our strategic focus on Global Managed Services for SAP solutions, particularly in the upper mid-market segment and for multinational clients. The recent acquisition of BIT.group has further enhanced our expertise in the area of Application Management Services and Cloud Services.”

The acquisition of BIT.Group on June 20, 2016, was another strategic element in the expansion of global services relating to SAP Cloud and Managed Services. Established in 2004, BIT.Group stands out as a provider of an innovative service portfolio for national and international customers.

Lars Janitz, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Managed Services at itelligence and co-chair of the AMO Global One Team, adds: ”The collaboration with our NTT and NTT DATA sister companies in the area of Application Management and Cloud Services helps us to accelerate our portfolio innovation, to become even more professional in delivery methodology and to cover countries where we don’t have our own subsidiaries. We use that to further increase our efficiency, scalability and value proposition for our customers.”

Since 2011, the annual growth rate for NTT DATA’s AMO business has been 15.7%, which is significantly more than the non-outsourcing business. After several years of implementing an intensive merger and acquisitions strategy to rapidly extend the company’s capabilities and worldwide presence, NTT DATA has become one of the strongest partners for CIOs thanks to its comprehensive offering with a glocal (global reach with a local focus) approach.

With more than 80,000 employees, 26,000 of whom are engaged in AMO business, NTT DATA has locations in more than 40 countries around the globe. The company has become a strong player in the outsourcing and managed services market based on its ability to provide tailor-made and high-quality solutions to its clients. It combines its local presence and talent that understands country, industry and client specifics and leverages agility and responsiveness with the power of global capabilities and long-established market experience, while also relying on scalable and cost-efficient global delivery capabilities. For example, the company’s worldwide network of 36 AMO centers for application management solutions, spread across America, EMEA and APAC, enables NTT DATA to act as both a close partner for its local customers and a global service provider for multinational companies.

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 knowledge to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com.

About itelligence

itelligence is one of the leading international full-service providers of solutions in support of SAP solutions, employing about 5,400 highly qualified employees in 24 countries. As a frequently awarded SAP partner, among others global value-added reseller, SAP Certified in Cloud Services, SAP-Certified Provider of Hosting Services for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud and SAP Platinum Partner, itelligence realizes complex projects in the SAP solution-based environment worldwide. The company’s services in support of SAP solutions range from consulting and licensing to application management services and hosting services to proprietary industry-specific SAP. In 2015, itelligence generated total sales of EUR 696.2 million.

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