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NTT DATA and itelligence Maintain Top 5 Ranking in Lünendonk List 2018

According to the Luenendonk List 2018, NTT DATA and itelligence are among Germany’s leading IT consulting and system integration companies

NTT DATA Deutschland GmbH and the internationally leading SAP consulting firm itelligence AG were once again jointly ranked in 5th place in this year’s relevant Luenendonk List. Luenendonk & Hossenfelder GmbH has been rating the leading German service providers for over 20 years and publishes the results in its annual “Luenendonk Lists”. In this year’s survey, Luenendonk examined a total of 65 IT consulting firms in Germany – including NTT DATA and itelligence AG, which has been part of the global NTT DATA group since 2008. The two companies had already risen to place five in the ranking of the Luenendonk List in 2017.

“We are very proud to be among the Top 5 of Germany’s IT service providers once again this year,” said Swen Rehders, CEO NTT DATA Deutschland and Deputy CEO NTT DATA EMEA. “We see the accolade as confirmation of our determined growth course, which is reflected clearly in our sales as well as the size of our workforce. At the same time, the result is also motivating us to continue to drive growth with total commitment as one large team and to lead our customers into the digital future.”

“Our employees are thrilled about this accolade,” said Norbert Rotter, CEO of itelligence AG. “itelligence is SAP’s Number One globally for SME customers. We are further expanding our offering in the areas of S/4HANA, Cloud Transformation, IoT, and E-commerce for international corporations as well and are pleased about being ranked among the Top 5 German IT providers with our colleagues from NTT DATA.”

The overall volume of the market supplied by the surveyed IT consulting firms increased considerably last year. This trend was also noticeable at NTT DATA and itelligence; the companies generated sales of 702.2 million euros in Germany in 2017, representing an eight percent year-on-year increase. The growth is also reflected in a strong increase in personnel. In the current fiscal year both companies plan to hire more than 600 new employees together.

The wide-ranging portfolio, the consulting services along the entire value creation chain, and the strongly committed workforce are the reasons that NTT DATA once again figures among the top consulting firms this year: “90 percent of the DAX companies in Germany already rely on us as a Trusted Global Innovator to help them master the digital transformation,” said Dieter Loewe, Managing Director and Chief Client Officer at NTT DATA Deutschland. “Being once again named as one of the five best IT service providers in Germany is a wonderful endorsement of our growth course and of our passion for leading companies into the digital future.”

About itelligence

itelligence is a globally leading SAP consulting company that employs some 7,200 highly qualified staff in 25 countries. itelligence is an SAP Hybris Gold Partner, SAP Business Alliance Partner, SAP Global Hosting Partner, an SAP-certified supplier of cloud services and application management services, and an SAP Platinum Partner and realizes complex projects in the SAP environment around the world. The company’s comprehensive services range from SAP strategy consulting, SAP license sales and SAP industry solutions developed in-house to application-management and hosting services – all of which contributed to total sales in 2017 of approximately EUR 872.2 million. The renowned German business magazine “brand eins” rated itelligence one of Germany’s best management consultancy firms.

About NTT DATA    

NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Its emphasis is on long-term commitments, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit