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SAP and NTT Enhance Global Partnership

SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) (NYSE:NTT) announced today its partnership enhancement in ‘Co-Innovation’, ‘Cross-Selling of Solutions’ and ‘Global Reference’.

SAP and NTT are collaborating by integrating cutting-edge technologies. As the first project of this initiative, to support safety operation of the transportation industry, the two companies have developed a solution combining SAP’s Connected Transportation Safety (CTS) solutions, which collects and analyzes vehicle related data, with NTT’s hitoe®, sensing fabric jointly developed with Toray Industries, and NTT IoT analytics platform, which provides driver’s biological data including heart rate and mental fatigue estimate, the project aims to provide more accurate and real-time information about vehicle and driver’s condition.

In cooperation with Keifuku Bus Co., Ltd (Fukui, Japan), SAP and NTT Group will conduct a field trial from October 2016, targeting to provide service from January 2017. The companies are planning to rollout this solution in the United States and Europe as well.

“We are honored to partner with NTT group who runs the world’s biggest data centers,” said Rob Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Global Customer Operations, SAP. “This partnership brings significant impact on SAP to broaden customers’ choice upon facilitating digital transformation. The integration of NTT’s cutting-edge technologies and SAP’s revolutionary solutions will generate momentum to elevate the overall market to the next level. By closely collaborating on a global scale, NTT and SAP will continuously strengthen ties to drive the three key initiatives including Co-innovation, Global Partnership, and SAP Solution Reference Customer in a long term perspective.”

“NTT aims to contribute to business transformation of its enterprise clients by providing high value-added services with partners.” said Jun Sawada, Senior Executive Vice President of NTT, “Global partnership with SAP is a significant step for strengthening our competitiveness in the rapidly changing ICT market. Through this partnership, along with SAP’s expertise and experiences, NTT can enhance its capabilities to support our global clients, and can accelerate digital transformation of industries.”

This co-innovation effort started in Palo Alto, California and has been led by NTT Labs and SAP Labs China. SAP and NTT Group intend to continue co-innovations in various areas with new technologies and expand its partnership through marketing promotion globally.

SAP and NTT Group have agreed to advance their digital practice collaboration and have formatted a new partner for Industrial Revolution. Primary target for 2016 is to move customers to the cloud for IoT and Industry 4.0.

While the partnership is not limited to Industrial Revolution, both companies are also accelerating their collaboration around private managed cloud solutions such as SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud leveraging NTT’s world class data center network around the globe. NTT is also a S/4 HANA Adoption Pinnacle Award Winner 2016.

In addition, NTT and SAP will create a global reference which could become a universal model. NTT has been working on establishing business platform as well as IT infrastructure to create synergy within the group. To accelerate the process, NTT is going to utilize the latest SAP solutions.

About SAP

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About Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

NTT Group delivers advanced technology and innovative solutions in networking, software communications, and cloud computing that help transform businesses, governments and societies around the world.
NTT Group will deliver convenient, enriched and reliable services to support customers as a ‘Value Partner’ that its customers will continue to select. Today, 85% of Fortune Global 100 companies rely on NTT Group as their business partner. NTT Group generates over $95 billion in annual revenues, has over 240 data centers and employs more than 241,000 professionals working in 87 countries. For more information, visit .


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