NTT DATA Business Solutions

NTT DATA Group ranked second among European IT providers by customers

Over 80 percent satisfaction in “IT-Sourcing Study Europe” conducted by Whitelane Research

A newcomer to the field, the NTT DATA Group with its companies NTT DATA, itelligence and everis takes second place among the best IT service providers in Europe. That emerged from the “IT-Sourcing Study Europe 2020/21” conducted by Whitelane Research, which over 1700 respondents took part in. The customer survey about a total of 30 IT and cloud providers showed an 81 percent customer satisfaction rate for the NTT DATA Group. 83 percent of respondents pronounced themselves generally either “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the NTT DATA Group – the highest percentage of all providers covered. The average customer satisfaction rate was 72 percent.

“The NTT DATA Group genuinely took us by surprise in this year’s study by directly achieving second place with outstanding satisfaction values despite being a newcomer to this competitive field,” commented Jef Loos, Head of Sourcing at Whitelane Research. “This achievement is all the more impressive as the market as a whole improved in terms of customer satisfaction, from 70 to 72 percent. The survey demonstrated clearly that the NTT DATA Group is among the top IT providers of the entire European region as well.”

NTT DATA did even better in the ratings in individual sectors, coming first in no fewer than three: the manufacturing sector (87 percent general satisfaction), in the public sector (82 percent) and in the telecommunication sector (80). After achieving first place in the ‘IT-Sourcing Germany 2020’ survey by Whitelane Research, the NTT DATA Group has now established itself as an IT champion and reliable partner for multinational companies at a European level as well.

The top ratings in the overall evaluation were based on the consistently very high satisfaction rates in the individual categories such as:

  • Account Management: 82 percent (average of all IT providers: 74 percent)
  • Business Understanding: 80 percent (average: 72 percent)
  • Service Delivery Quality: 80 percent (73 percent)
  • Cloud Capability: 78 percent (72 percent)
  • Transformation Quality: 74 percent (63 percent)
  • Proactivity: 74 percent (64 percent)
  • Innovation: 71 percent (62 percent)

Norbert Rotter, CEO of itelligence | NTT DATA Business Solutions: “There is no better accolade for an IT service provider. With their high customer satisfaction ratings, our customers confirm our performance promise: We transform. Trust into value.”


About Whitelane Research

Whitelane Research is an independent organization uniquely focused on IT Outsourcing across Europe. Whitelane Research’s unique and extensive annual IT sourcing studies survey CIOs of the largest IT spending organizations in different European countries about their opinion on their outsourcing plans and IT Outsourcing/Cloud service providers. For further details see


itelligence | NTT DATA Business Solutions

itelligence | NTT DATA Business Solutions transforms IT landscapes and business processes through the combination of innovative SAP software and technology with services and products developed in-house. As an SAP Global Platinum Partner, itelligence supports SMEs and large enterprises in every phase of their digital transformation. itelligence’s range of services includes IT strategy and transformation consulting, software deployment and implementation, as well as application management and managed cloud services. The excellence of these services is built on the foundation of itelligence’s local presence, global capacity, and comprehensive industry expertise. itelligence partners with customers to create new and innovative business opportunities through the use of IT – for each facet of the customer’s business. Thousands of satisfied customers have placed their trust in itelligence, many of them since the company was founded 30 years ago.

itelligence’s contribution to innovation and long-term business success has been confirmed by numerous SAP awards and leading market analysts. itelligence is part of the global NTT DATA group and employs about 10,000 people across 28 countries. In 2020, itelligence generated BEUR 1.072 in total revenues.


Further information

Head of Corporate Public Relations
Silvia Dicke
itelligence AG
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33605 Bielefeld, Germany
T: +49 (0) 521 / 9 14 48 – 107
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