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NTT DATA Business Solutions Selected as Partner to Implement SAP® S/4HANA Cloud at the University of Leeds

London, 07 September 2023 – The University of Leeds has chosen to partner with NTT DATA Business Solutions to drive an SAP enabled transformational change programme.

The initiative seeks to realise the University’s vision to be ‘enabled by streamlined and consistent processes and robust and insightful data’. It is also looking for the transformation to provide ‘clear ownership and control, supported by modern and future-proof technology that is both user-friendly and engaging’.

The University of Leeds has used SAP as its core ERP since its original implementation of SAP R/3 in 1999. Since then, the University’s environment has evolved with heavy customisation and bespoke development. As the landscape supporting HR, Finance and Purchasing has been extended and expanded over time it has led to an environment in need of simplification and systemisation.

The partnership marks a significant step forward, with a new implementation replacing the University’s existing technologies and infrastructure for Finance, Purchasing and HR processes with SAP’s portfolio of cloud solutions including RISE with SAP®, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP Ariba®, SAP SuccessFactors®, and SAP Concur®.

Gavin Beere, Director, Corporate Processes and Systems, University of Leeds commented: “We ran a rigorous Solution Integrator selection process, and we are confident we have selected the ideal partner for our transformation journey.  Change on this scale is complex and NTT DATA Business Solutions’ knowledge, experience and pedigree of delivering large transformation programes in Higher Education came across very strongly. They quickly understood our requirements and gave us confidence that they knew very clearly what the right solution was and how to deliver it.’’

Ben Foster, Sales Director at NTT DATA Business Solutions commented: “We’re delighted to be selected to drive this transformation project. We have extensive experience in successfully delivering similar projects in Higher Education and have a deep understanding of the sector. This will be pivotal in driving this project as it enables us to tailor solutions that resonate with the unique challenges and aspirations of the industry. We look forward to a journey of innovation that truly speaks to the University’s needs.”

About The University of Leeds:

The University of Leeds is a leading research-intensive university located in the heart of Leeds, United Kingdom. Renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation, the university offers a wide range of academic programs and is dedicated to advancing knowledge, promoting collaboration, and inspiring positive change.

About NTT DATA Business Solutions
NTT DATA Business Solutions drives innovation – from advisory and implementation, to managed services and beyond, continuously enhances SAP solutions to make them work for companies – and for their people. Aiming to help companies to transform, grow and become more successful, NTT DATA Business Solutions connects with a more than in-depth expertise for SAP solutions its clients’ business opportunities with the latest technologies – individually and across all business areas. As part of the NTT DATA group and as a global strategic partner of SAP, with close ties to other partners, NTT DATA Business Solutions gives clients and prospects access to innovative solutions and developments and thus makes an important contribution to innovation and long-term business success. NTT DATA Business Solutions employs more than 13,500 people in more than 30 countries.

NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, digital & IT modernisation and managed services. NTT DATA enables them, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries around the globe. Visit us at

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