NTT DATA deploys spend management solutions from SAP

SAP announced that NTT DATA Services has adopted intelligent spend management solutions from SAP. That includes SAP Ariba solutions for procurement, SAP Fieldglass solutions for contingent workforce management and SAP Concur solutions for travel and expense management.
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The procurement solutions created an intelligent, dynamic and strategic function for procuring direct and indirect materials, services and MRO for NTT DATA Corporation’s largest division outside Japan.

NTT DATA plans to further enable its remote workforce to procure goods and services and enhance user experience and adoption with mobility. The company also plans to work with SAP and its own NTT DATA SAP practice to innovate around machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics.

With the solutions adopted since the project began three years ago, NTT DATA has driven 125 million in value. SAP Ariba solutions help NTT DATA manage over $1 billion in spend with over 3,700 suppliers across more than 50 countries. Additionally, SAP Fieldglass solutions help manage over 1,300 U.S.-based contingent workers.

“SAP’s support has been instrumental in helping us build and deploy a standardized set of processes and tool that enables us to reduce cost, enable revenue and mitigate supplier risk now and into the future,” Jeffrey R. Tramel, NTT DATA Services vice president of Global Procurement, said.

The company embarked on a procurement transformation journey with the help of SAP and its own NTT DATA SAP practice, to centralize its procurement model covering end-to-end processes. That includes sourcing and supplier management, buying and payment, and supplier compliance and risk management.

SAP solutions have enabled NTT DATA to standardize purchasing processes and supplier management, enhance visibility into stakeholder priorities and supplier spend and performance, and maximize cost-saving opportunities through competitions and volume discounts.

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