Nov. 1, 2017

NTT DATA Corporation

TOKYO, JAPAN and PLANO, TX - Nov. 1, 2017 - NTT DATA, a recognized leader in global technology services, was recently named in the 2017 Research-as-a-Service “Winners’ Circle” by HfS Research in the SuccessFactors Services Blueprint Report, which recognizes excellence in innovation and execution. This is NTT DATA’s second consecutive year to earn the highest placement in the HfS report highlighting the company’s strength in service offerings and strong investments in industry-focused tools.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by HfS for our capabilities that help our clients achieve the business results they want,” said Kaz Nishihata, Senior Executive Vice President & Representative Director, NTT DATA Corporation. “Together, NTT DATA and itelligence, an NTT DATA company, provides unique business enterprise solutions that can be tailored to fit our clients’ unique needs across a variety of industry sectors, and this placement is a testament to our continued growth and strength on a global scale.”

The HfS Winner’s Circle recognizes service providers that articulate a vision and a “new way of thinking” backed by investments in future capabilities. They also foster collaborative and flexible client relationships, and execute projects with a combination of talent and technology.

NTT DATA was specifically recognized for its strength in its methodologies, Ready2Run solutions for deployment, and consulting and management services. Additionally, NTT DATA was praised for investments in industry solutions and services, which are rare in this market. Examples include best practice workbooks and templates for manufacturing, retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry sectors. NTT DATA’s holistic view of HR is also highlighted, with a focus on the overall business outcome versus adopting an individual module focused approach.

“NTT DATA performed well in this Blueprint for the second year in a row,” said Khalda De Sousa, Research Director for HfS Research. “Their investments in industry-focused services and solutions as well as proprietary methodologies that speed up implementations helped solidify its position as a leader in this market space. Clients also highlighted its strengths in account management, flexibility, collaboration and client engagement.”

The HfS SuccessFactors Blueprint Report analyzes professional and managed services relevant to a SuccessFactors deployment from consulting and implementation to managed services. Service offerings are divided across the four aspects of the HfS Value Chain - plan, implement, manage and optimize.


NTT DATA (TOKYO: 9613) 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

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