NTT DATA Transforms Transportation and Logistics with SAP Ariba

Singapore - 30 August 2016

Company leverages open partner ecosystem to deliver digital solution for tracking and managing complex global shipments on world’s largest business network 

Commerce today is more global than ever. And transportation and logistics has become increasingly complicated, as getting things from point A to B now typically spans several continents and involves several providers. NTT DATA is out to simplify this process. And it is teaming with SAP Ariba to do it. The company today announced that it is developing a digital solution to be delivered on the Ariba® Network that will enable companies to track and manage complex, global shipments in real time.

“Increased regulation, globalization, and changing competitive boundaries are redefining shipping and logistics as we know it – and in many cases, creating supply risk,” said Bhalchandra Bhosale, Senior Vice President, Global SAP Practice NTT DATA. “In leveraging SAP Ariba’s Open Partner Ecosystem, NTT DATA can deliver an innovative solution through which supply chain organizations can minimize this risk and optimize their business outcomes.”

SAP Ariba’s Open Partner Ecosystem is uniquely designed to drive the speed and innovation that companies need to do business in today’s digital economy by providing a powerful and secure platform from which companies can create dynamic business solutions and quickly deliver them to customers around the world. Through the ecosystem, companies can:

  • Use standard based open APIs to extend SAP Ariba solutions
  • Take advantage of pre-built solutions made available by SAP Ariba partners.
  • Access self-service capabilities to create unique experiences

NTT DATA will use the SAP Ariba platform to deliver a digital solution that enables buyers connected to the Ariba Network to monitor global shipments in real time through a portal that is continually refreshed with information on the status of each shipment along with proactive notification of delays. Using the solution, buyers can gain clear visibility into potential supply chain disruptions and mitigate their impact.

“SAP Ariba is committed to delivering game-changing innovations that transform procurement and fundamentally change the way that business is done,” said Dinesh Shahane, Chief Technology Officer, SAP Ariba. “Through our open partner ecosystem, we can not only deliver these innovations faster, but empower our partners like NTT DATA to deliver new commerce services that drive value for their organizations, their customers and anyone connected to the Ariba Network.”

NTT DATA is a leading business and IT services provider and global innovation partner with 80,000 professionals based in over 40 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We’re part of NTT Group, one of the world’s largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues, and partner to 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a range of businesses and government agencies.

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than two million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where more than $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year. 

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE:SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable approximately 320,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. 

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