NTT DATA announces the acquisition of Sapphire to strengthen its leadership in digital solutions.

NTT DATA Business Solutions AG, a company of the NTT DATA group and a global strategic partner of SAP, announced today the acquisition of Sapphire, a UK-based company that offers software and digital operations services to primarily mid-market clients in the US and UK markets through partnerships with SAP, ServiceNow, Infor SunSystems, HxGN, and AWS. This acquisition underscores NTT DATA Business Solutions’ commitment to strengthening its leadership in the mid-market SAP sector and its ambition to stand out as a leading SAP SI provider for major clients and an advanced provider of digital operations solutions for mid-market clients.

“We are excited to harness the potential that Sapphire offers to our global clients, especially its partnering capabilities with ServiceNow,” said Norbert Rotter, CEO of NTT DATA Business Solutions and EVP of NTT DATA, Inc. “Sapphire has strong expertise in SAP development and consulting, particularly in the area of finance and logistics. Together, we can more effectively support our clients throughout their lifecycle.”

With the acquisition, more than 1,200 existing customers with an average 7-year relationship with Sapphire will transition to the NTT/NTT DATA Group. “Having observed the evolution of Sapphire’s business over two decades, the market command of Sapphire, both from clients and suppliers, is evident. Sapphire’s broad capabilities in the mid-market SAP space are a significant addition to NTT DATA Business Solutions, with our mutual focus on driving digital transformation through cloud adoption, making us the only SAP partner capable of comprehensively and consistently serving the needs of enterprise and mid-market customers,” expressed Justin Brading, EVP of Western Europe and UK&I Managing Director for NTT DATA Business Solutions.

Sapphire’s primary markets are the UK and the US, allowing NTT DATA Business Solutions to expand its business in these countries. “Sapphire complements our team in the US and will accelerate our move towards SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud, a mutual priority for both SAP and NTT DATA Business Solutions. Vince De Luca, CEO of Sapphire, will bring valuable insights to our leadership in the US, further strengthening our growth aspirations,” mentioned Steve Niesman, EVP and President of the Americas Region for NTT DATA Business Solutions.

The merger of the two companies enhances Sapphire’s focused global expansion. “The entire leadership team and I are energized by the prospects of being part of NTT DATA Business Solutions, and what that means as we seek to deliver digital transformation outcomes to our clients. The potential for investment and the global influence of this new leadership will empower us to scale internationally in unprecedented ways. This is a transformative opportunity for our entire team at Sapphire, as we now become part of one of the world’s largest digital operations providers, and we are all excited to embark on this new journey alongside our new colleagues at NTT DATA Business Solutions,” shared Vince De Luca, CEO of Sapphire.

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