NTT DATA Business Solutions

NTT DATA and NTT DATA Business Solutions among the top 5 IT consulting firms in Germany for the 3rd time

Lünendonk List 2021: NTT DATA and NTT DATA Business Solutions have asserted themselves as leading IT service providers during the Covid year.

NTT DATA, a global market leader in digital business and IT services, and NTT DATA Business Solutions, one of the largest SAP partners worldwide, have retained their 5th place on the “Lünendonk List 2021”, replicating their achievement in the previous two years. During 2020, sales in Germany rose to 840 million euros from the previous year’s 800 million euros. This corresponds to a growth of five percent. The figures comprise the sales of NTT DATA Deutschland GmbH and NTT DATA Business Solutions AG (formerly itelligence AG).

As expected by Lünendonk & Hossenfelder, general demand for IT services did not suffer a slump during the coronavirus year of 2020, although it did drop below the previous year’s level. In 2020, the 83 analyzed IT service providers increased their sales in Germany by 2.7 percent to a total volume of 25 billion euros (2019: 24.3 billion euros). Back in 2019, growth had stood at 3.3 percent.

Mario Zillmann, analyst and partner at Lünendonk & Hossenfelder, had this to say about the development: “The digitalization surge starting with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic has generated many orders pertaining to the development and implementation of digital and data-based business models, IT modernization as well the migration of IT applications into the cloud. Above all, companies invested massively in setting up online sales channels in order to compensate for the loss of physical sales channels; some IT service providers were able to benefit particularly strongly from this.”

Stefan Hansen, CEO and Managing Director of NTT DATA in DACH: “Being ranked among the top 5 of the IT service providers in Germany yet again and achieving above-average growth underscores our good market position. It is also reflected in our rising employee numbers and confirms our sustained and long-term growth trajectory. In collaboration with our customers, we are driving forward the digital transformation and shaping the networked future of tomorrow.”

Norbert Rotter, CEO of NTT DATA Business Solutions, formerly itelligence: “As a worldwide leading SAP partner, we are delighted about NTT DATA once again featuring among the top 5 of the IT service providers in Germany. With our extensive industry and sector knowledge as well as SAP innovations, we are supporting our customers, particularly in the SME sector, as their trusted digitalization partner, helping them to develop their full potential – for the companies’ long-term success and for a sustainable society.”

Lünendonk & Hossenfelder GmbH has been rating the best German service providers for over 20 years and publishes the results in its annual “Lünendonk List”.

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