itelligence and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Enable New Digital Solutions

CINCINNATI, OHIO – June 29, 2020 – itelligence, part of the global NTT DATA group, and Microsoft Corp. today announced a strategic partnership to jointly pursuing opportunities as part of the multi-year strategic alliance announced in December with parent company NTT Corporation. The companies today announced an expansion of the strategic partnership with a focus on accelerating enterprise customers’ digital transformation with Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud solution to help accelerate business and increase workplace productivity.itelligence and Microsoft Partnership Embrace Initiative

The strategic partnership brings together itelligence’s best-in-class IT services with Microsoft’s trusted cloud platform tools aimed at helping business digitally transform, increasing efficiencies of business operations and productivity.

“itelligence recently launched a first-to-market SAP® model, Digital Transformation as a Service (“DTaaS”), which accelerates our client’s digital journey in an ‘as a service’ offering,” said Bill Strasser, Senior Vice President Managed Services, itelligence. “DTaaS delivers a prescriptive, continually evolving SAP® technology roadmap with predictable monthly fees that not only puts clients on a technology curve, but keeps them there! Digital-Transformation-as-a-Service on Azure leverages itelligence’s dynamic industry roadmaps, complete end-to-end Managed SAP Services (Digital Guardian RMS, full Application Management Services), value packages and Microsoft technologies to accelerate our client’s technology focus and time to value. We are excited to combine the power of itelligence’s SAP S/4HANA experience and Microsoft technologies with our DTaaS model to Migrate, Run and Optimize industry-focused SAP solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform.”

Key initiatives of the strategic partnership include:

Digital Transformation as a Service (DTaaS)

The companies will work together to help companies digitally transform their business, jointly enhancing and deploying solutions and services built on Microsoft Azure. The companies will enhance itelligence’s Digital Transformation-as-a Service model to bring innovation, optimization, and ongoing support. itelligence and Microsoft will leverage the solution area that includes Azure migration service and managed services for mission-critical systems and also support the acceleration of digital transformation across industries.

Cloud Assessment Services

itelligence and Microsoft will extend cloud deployment migration and managed services together with innovation IT solutions for mission-critical applications. itelligence offers significant expertise and market position as a leading Global Managed Services provider with a strong international SAP® customer base.

Migration and S/4HANA® Transformation

itelligence and Microsoft offer SAP® on Azure Global Managed Services in co-sell collaboration. itelligence combines cloud advisory, migration and managed services with flexible licensing, support and billing options. Together itelligence and Microsoft offer a global Azure and SAP® S/4HANA® transformation Center of Excellence experience.

Industry Focused Advisory Services

The companies will provide industry specific road-maps, solution design and implementation of SAP S/4HANA on Azure. SAP advisory services and Azure Proof of Concept will help customers to gain confidence in SAP® S/4HANA® experience on Azure.


About itelligence

itelligence AG transforms IT landscapes and business processes through the combination of innovative SAP® software and technology with services and products developed in-house. As an SAP® platinum partner, itelligence supports SMEs and large enterprises in every phase of their digital transformation. itelligence’s range of services includes IT strategy and transformation consulting, software deployment and implementation, as well as application management and managed cloud services. The excellence of these services is built on the foundation of itelligence’s local presence, global capacity, and comprehensive industry expertise. itelligence partners with customers to create new and innovative business opportunities through the use of IT – for each facet of the customer’s business. Thousands of satisfied customers have placed their trust in itelligence, many of them since the company was founded 30 years ago.

itelligence’s contribution to innovation and long-term business success has been confirmed by numerous SAP® awards and leading market analysts. itelligence is part of the global NTT DATA group and employs about 10,000 people across 28 countries. In 2019, itelligence generated BEUR 1.040 in total revenues.

itelligence U.S. is part of the NTT DATA group and employs over 400+. itelligence U.S. headquarters are located in Cincinnati, OH, with another location in Chicago, IL. itelligence U.S. is a trusted advisor to its clients and focuses on consumer products, wholesale and distribution, manufacturing, chemical, and automotive industries in North America. Learn more about itelligence at
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