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NTT DATA to Acquire Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc., an Award-Winning SAP Consulting Provider



  NTT DATA to Acquire Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc., an Award-Winning
  SAP Consulting Provider

      High-growth firm fortifies NTT DATA’s deep SAP services portfolio.

Business Wire

PLANO, Texas -- November 21, 2013

NTT DATA, Inc., a leading IT services provider, today announced a definitive
agreement to acquire Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc. (Optimal), an
award-winning SAP® services partner headquartered in Irving, Texas, and one of
the largest firms in North America focused exclusively on SAP solutions and
services. The acquisition further strengthens NTT DATA’s ability to accelerate
the near and long-term value companies can gain from their SAP investments.

NTT DATA to Acquire Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc., an Award-Winning SAP
Consulting Provider ( ...

NTT DATA to Acquire Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc., an Award-Winning SAP
Consulting Provider (Photo: Business Wire)

NTT DATA is a leading global provider of SAP lifecycle services spanning key
industry segments for both mid-size and large enterprises. As part of NTT
DATA’s strategy to continue accelerating its global business growth, the
acquisition of Optimal will fortify NTT DATA’s existing North American SAP
consulting, deployment and application management business, which has been
experiencing double-digit growth.

“Optimal complements and brings further innovation to support the growing
market demand for emerging technologies in the SAP space such as HANA, big
data, analytics, mobility, and cloud, areas where NTT DATA is heavily focused
today,” stated Robb Rasmussen, President of NTT DATA’s Enterprise Services.
“Optimal is well-respected in the SAP ecosystem and brings business process
expertise in industries such as Consumer, Retail, Wholesale and Distribution,
Mining, Public Sector, and Manufacturing.”

Optimal offers a broad range of planning, implementation, and maintenance
services for the SAP product suite. These services, in addition to a diverse
collection of SAP-based accelerated implementation solutions, serve to enhance
NTT DATA’s existing portfolio of SAP lifecycle management, technical and
functional expertise, experienced offshore capabilities, accelerators, and
industry solutions.

Clients of both companies gain enhanced SAP-related innovation through the
unique combination of Optimal’s Lab in Irving, NTT DATA’s Solution Lab in
Hyderabad, India, and the new NTT Group Innovation Institute in Silicon
Valley. Optimal clients will be able to leverage NTT DATA’s extensive global
reach and gain access to the expanded set of IT services from NTT DATA and its
sister NTT Group companies.

"This combination is all about growth,” said Gurvendra Suri, CEO of
Optimal. "We are very excited to bring our SAP expertise to NTT DATA to
strengthen its leadership position in the market. This combination strengthens
an already robust SAP services portfolio, providing more options for our
clients and opening up new opportunities to expand and innovate in ways others
cannot.”

Today, NTT DATA boasts SAP-related revenues exceeding $1B annually, which
expands further with Optimal’s 2012 fiscal year revenue of $153M. With the
acquisition expected to close in early 2014, NTT DATA will have approximately
7,500 SAP professionals, including more than 950 from Optimal.

About NTT DATA

NTT DATA is your Innovation Partner anywhere around the world, with operations
in more than 35 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and
combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional
services from consulting, application services, business process and IT
outsourcing to cloud-based solutions.

Visit www.nttdata.com/americas to learn how our consultants, projects, managed
services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a range of businesses
and government agencies.

NTT DATA was supported by Sagent Advisors in the Optimal transaction.

About Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc.

Optimal Solutions Integration is a new breed of consulting firm dedicated to
driving business transformation for companies and public sector organizations
of all sizes. As an award-winning SAP services partner, Optimal provides a
comprehensive offering of SAP solutions and services, a proven methodology for
accelerated delivery of SAP solutions, deep industry expertise, and a flexible
onsite/offshore delivery model that accommodates the reality of business
today. Optimal specializes in helping companies maximize ROI of their SAP
applications by planning, deploying and maintaining world-class solutions in a
timeframe they require, and at a cost they demand. For more information about
Optimal Solutions Integration, visit http://www.optimalsol.com.

SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP
AG (NYSE: SAP) in Germany and in several other countries all over the world.
All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their
respective companies.

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Contact:

NTT DATA, Inc.
Tara Jantzen, +1-312-305-1771
or
Racepoint Group
Jenna Caswell, +1-617-624-3200
nttdata@racepointgroup.com
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