TOKYO and WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) (NYSE: NTT) announced today a partnership enhancement in co-innovation, global partnership and global reference.
SAP and NTT are collaborating to develop a solution combining a connected transportation safety solution from SAP that collects and analyzes vehicle-related data with NTT’s hitoe, a sensing fabric jointly developed with Toray Industries, and the NTT Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform, which transmits drivers’ biological data including heart rate and mental fatigue estimates. The project aims to provide more accurate and real-time information about vehicles and drivers’ conditions.
In cooperation with Keifuku Bus Co., Ltd (Fukui, Japan), SAP and NTT will conduct a field trial starting October 2016, with the goal of providing service by January 2017. The companies will roll out this solution in the United States and Europe.
“We are honored to partner with NTT Group, which runs the world’s biggest data centers,” said Robert Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Global Customer Operations, SAP. “This partnership gives SAP a significant ability to broaden customers’ choices for 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.”
Jun Sawada, senior executive vice president of NTT, said: “NTT wants to contribute to business transformation for its enterprise customers by providing quality, value-added services with partners. A global partnership with SAP is a significant step to strengthen our competitive edge. This partnership will help NTT enhance capabilities to support our global clients, and can accelerate digital transformation of industries.”
This co-innovation project started in Palo Alto, California, and has been led by both NTT Labs and SAP Labs China. SAP and NTT Group plan to extend the collaboration in other areas with new technologies and through global marketing promotion.
Both companies are also accelerating their cooperation in private managed cloud solutions, such as the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, using NTT’s world-class global data center network. NTT is also an SAP Pinnacle Award winner for 2016, named an SAP S/4HANA Adoption Partner of the Year.
In addition, NTT and SAP will drive to create a global reference that could be a universal standard model. NTT has been working on establishing business platform as well as IT infrastructure to generate a synergy in the group, and to do so, NTT is going to utilize the latest SAP solutions.
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 www.ntt-global.com.
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