NTT DATA Business Solutions

The History of NTT DATA Business Solutions

Key highlights and milestones in our history, including how we became an award-winning SAP partner.


Received four 2023 SAP® Pinnacle Awards in the categories: Sales Success – Midmarket, Sales Success – Cross Segment, Customer Success Management, Partner-Led Demand Management.


Best year in history with record high revenue & EBITA margin.

Acquired Natuvion Group (Germany) and Business Services & Technologies OOD (Bulgaria).

Received two 2022 SAP® Pinnacle Awards in the categories ‘Sales Success – Midmarket’ and ‘Sales Success – Cross Segment’.


Changed name to NTT DATA Business Solutions AG and go-to-market to NTT DATA, as part of NTT DATA brand family.

Acquired My Supply Chain Group, LLC (MSCG) (Alabama, US).


Jürgen Pürzer became new CFO of itelligence AG.

Acquired Pasafin Oy (Finland) and FH S.A. (Brazil).

Received the 2020 SAP Pinnacle Award as the SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year and Intelligent Spend Management Partner of the Year.


Our 30th anniversary celebrations on June 12, 2019.

Acquired ISS Consulting Ltd (Bankok, Thailand) and a majority stake in Weaveability Ltd (Greater Manchester, UK) and in FH S.A. (Brazil).

Received the 2019 SAP Pinnacle Award® 2019 as the SAP Global Platinum Reseller of the Year and SAP Innovation Award in the category ‘Process Innovator’.


Received three 2018 SAP® Pinnacle Awards: SAP Global Platinum Reseller of the Year, SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year – Small and Midsize Companies, and SAP Partner of the Year – Database and Data Management.

Acquired EINS Consulting (Sweden) and Sybit GmbH (Germany).

Achieved Partner Center of Expertise certification from SAP SE.


Acquired premium SAP services provider vCentric Technologies (India) and Goldfish ICT (Netherlands).

Received two 2017 SAP® Pinnacle Awards: SAP S/4HANA® Partner of the Year – Small and Midsize Companies and Digital Marketing Momentum Partner of the Year for 2017.

Received SAP® Hybris® Gold Partner status.


Norbert Rotter, who previously held the position of CFO, became new CEO of itelligence AG.

Herbert Vogel, the founder and long-standing CEO, retired.

Acquired BIT.Group GmbH (Germany) and ITML GmbH (Germany).

Received two 2016 SAP® Pinnacle Awards: SAP S/4HANA Adoption Partner of the Year and Global Value-Added Reseller.


Received 2015 SAP® Pinnacle Award: Cloud Global Value-Added Reseller of the Year

Acquired Artaud, Courthéoux & Associés ACA (France), IT.Perform (UK) and Pontech (Czech Republic).


Our 25th anniversary celebrations on 21st June 2014.

Became a majority shareholder in GISA (Germany), the renowned IT service provider in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Acquired Symphony Management Consulting (USA) and 4C Management Consulting (Denmark).


Co-branded as itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions.

Became a 100% owned subsidiary of NTT DATA Europe GmbH & Co KG.

Received SAP North America Partner Excellence Award 2013.

Acquired Aster Group (USA) and the SAP business of Software AG (North America and Eastern Europe).


Herbert Vogel, CEO and founder, became leader of NTT DATA Business Solutions – a global group of SAP solutions providers.

Opened new North American Headquarters and Data Center.

Acquired Elsys (Turkey), Blueprint Management Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom) and PlanOrg Industry (Germany) of the SAP partner PlanOrg in Jena, Germany.


Became SAP Global Partner Cloud Services and SAP Global Partner Application Management Services.

Acquired 2C change (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) and Contemporary (United Kingdom).


Won SME Channel Partner Pinnacle Award in North America.

Acquired 2B Interactive (Netherlands).


Opened a location in Shanghai, China. Opened new data centers in Bautzen and Salzenforst (Germany) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Acquired SAPCON a.s. (Czech Republic).

Norbert Rotter became new CFO of itelligence AG.


Became part of the NTT Data Group and won the SAP Pinnacle Award for Customer Satisfaction.


Gained SAP Gold Partner status in Germany for project quality, industry expertise and customer satisfaction.

Achieved SAP Gold Partner status in various countries.


Accorded SAP Global Hosting Partner status.


Achieved first SAP Global Partner Service status.


Expanded into Eastern and Western Europe. Increased portfolio to offer a 360-degree service, including IT strategy consulting, SAP implementation, licensing, system integration, hosting and application management.

itelligence AG went public.


Renamed to SVC and first flotation / initial public offering.


Expanded internationally and opened offices in Austria, Switzerland and the United States.


Renamed to SVP GmbH (Schmidt Vogel & Partner).


Founded S&P Consult in Bielefeld, Germany, as one of the first SAP partner.