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Aug 31, 2022
NTT DATA Business Solutions AG, the globally leading SAP consulting company, acquires the majority of the internationally operating digital moving company Natuvion, Walldorf.
Natuvion is an SAP Data Transformation Partner well respected around the world and will continue to operate as an independent brand in the future. Through its international network of offices and subsidiaries, the Natuvion Group provides support to companies to automatically relocate business-critical data and processes to modern IT platforms and systems, using software tools developed in-house. This enables Natuvion’s clients to utilize advanced, innovative IT platforms as quickly as possible. Typical Natuvion “relocation services” include data migration, data transformation and data integration as well as data quality enhancement, data retirement and data protection.
The two companies have already been successfully collaborating as partners for several years. The Natuvion Group and NTT DATA Business Solutions have been bundling the knowledge and know-how required to implement challenging SAP S/4HANA transformation projects since 2020.
“By acquiring a majority stake in Natuvion we are deepening the successful collaboration between the two companies and further strengthening our leading market position in the area of cloud migration globally,” comments Norbert Rotter, CEO of NTT DATA Business Solutions AG and SVP of NTT DATA Corporation, Tokyo. “Natuvion’s products relating to data transformation in particular and their industry know-how, above all in the energy and utility sector, will open up new joint growth potential.”
The Natuvion Group was established in Walldorf in 2014 and expanded internationally in subsequent years. Today, the company has over 250 employees at nine locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, the USA and Australia. The owner-managed company possesses extensive know-how regarding complex, international transformation projects as well as in-depth process expertise in diverse industries.
“Clients around the world are continuing to invest in SAP technologies such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP cloud solutions. The type of migration involved requires a great deal of experience. Our new colleagues’ exclusive relevant transformation know-how and the Natuvion Group’s corporate culture are a very good fit for us. We will market Natuvion’s automation solutions worldwide and make them available within the NTT/NTT DATA group,” adds Norbert Rotter.
The Natuvion Group forms part of a globally leading exclusive group of transformation experts operating under SAP’s guidance. The four partners of the SAP “S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement” working group jointly define standards, procedures and processes for the migration to SAP S/4HANA. The devised methods automate these complex processes and enable the Natuvion Group’s clients to manage migrations and restructuring projects without any problems and with virtually no disruption to operations. This applies particularly to carve-in and carve-out processes in the course of M&A transactions. In these cases, IT landscapes need to be adjusted to allow companies to either merge or split systems and data as quickly as possible.
“The long and close collaboration with NTT Data Business Solutions has been extraordinarily successful and is an absolute pleasure for everyone involved. By bringing NTT Data Business Solutions on board, we achieve two additional key benefits aside from greater market influence for our joint growth strategy. Firstly, the joint future offers our employees exciting projects and, perhaps more importantly, excellent career opportunities in an international environment, which did not exist in this form before. Second, we will continue to support our customers in their transformation projects with our Natuvion spirit, but with a significantly expanded international team of experts,” says Patric Dahse, Co-founder and Co-CEO of the Natuvion Group.
“European core markets, including Germany, have a large SAP S/4HANA cloud market. Our Natuvion Transformation Study 2022 confirms what most people know already. There is already a shortage of consultants with the relevant know-how to manage the large number of migrations to SAP S/4HANA. With NTT DATA Business Solutions, we are now in a great position to be able to fulfill the strong market demand for migrations to SAP S/4HANA and new digital platforms very effectively. By working hand in hand with one of the most successful international IT brands, we will be able to bring to bear our competences. We are greatly looking forward to it,” adds Holger Strotmann, Co-founder and Co-CEO of the Natuvion Group.