NTT DATA CORPORATION ("NTT DATA"; President and CEO: Toru Yamashita; Head office: Koto-ku, Tokyo), through its subsidiary NTT DATA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (President and CEO: Ryoji Fukaya; Head office: Singapore), reached an agreement to obtain 100% of outstanding shares in Cornerstone Asia Tech Pte. Ltd. (CEO: Woon Shung Toon; Head office: Singapore; hereinafter referred to as "Cornerstone"), which specializes in providing business intelligence (BI) / business analytics (BA) consulting services and IT solutions in the Southeast Asia region.

Cornerstone has built up its strength particularly in general insurance, healthcare, traditional banking and contact center analytics solutions, leveraging its high industrial expertise and strong professional services to effectively cultivate and address customers demanding BI needs. Through this strategic partnership, NDAP will add BI/BA solutions to its portfolio for its customer base in the Asia Pacific region.
One of the main strategies for NDAP is to expand its footprint to strengthen its IT support capabilities in the Asia Pacific region. Since its establishment in 2009, NDAP has been actively engaged in expanding its business, and Cornerstone will help accelerate NDAP's penetration into the market with its highly experienced BI/BA consultants.
Ryoji Fukaya, President and CEO of NDAP, commented: "The partnership with renowned Cornerstone enables us to tap the high-growth BI/BA market effectively and rapidly. Combining Cornerstone's strengths with our Group companies such as Extend Technologies, Business Formula and Apex Systems puts us in a unique competitive position to provide integrated vertical solutions from BI and core operational systems to outsourcing/support for our customers."
Woon Shung Toon, CEO of Cornerstone, commented: "We are excited over the enormous synergies this partnership with NDAP and its Group of companies will generate and the value this will bring to our clients across the region. Cornerstone will not only be able to further solidify its position as the leading regional solutions provider in the BI/BA marketplace, but also an improved capillarity to meet customers' demands competitively across the region."

Customers' Challenges

In order to stay ahead of their competitors global companies of all industries face the challenge to unify and standardize their complex information systems landscape globally while still staying in control of their investments in information systems. In today's economic situation, customers say, "We want to implement SAP which has become a de-facto-standard for today's leading companies, but we have to reduce the cost of development and operation while keeping quality standards high".
Now, NTT DATA Group is expanding its SAP business globally by establishing the new SAP Global One Team Initiative by fostering strong bonds between its entities to provide customers with best practices delivered from all over the world with one face.

Corporate Profile of Cornerstone Asia Tech Pte. Ltd

(1) Name Cornerstone Asia Tech Pte. Ltd.
(2) Fields of business A wide suite of BI/BA solutions including Cornerstone's own proprietary solution, iREADY Analytic Applications. Other services include BI consulting, data quality services, data mining/predictive analysis, and managed technology services. Key partnerships with SAP, IBM and Oracle
(3) Established 2008 (date of completion of merger between The Analytics Company and Accel Solutions)
(4) Head office 24 Sin Ming Lane #02-103 Midview City
Singapore 573970
(5) Representative Mr Woon Shung Toon (Chief Executive Officer)

 

NTT DATA Asia Pacific Group

  • NTT DATA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  • NTT DATA (Thailand)
  • NTT DATA Malaysia
  • NTT DATA Vietnam
  • Extend Technologies (Australia)
  • Business Formula (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
  • Apex Systems Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

About NTT DATA Asia Pacific Group

NTT DATA Asia Pacific Group is a leading IT solutions and service provider in system consultation and design, deploying operations over 5 countries.
The subsidiaries of NTT DATA Corporation provide a full range of IT services within the Asia Pacific region and on a global basis to its customers. Some of the IT services provided by the subsidiaries include:

 

  • 1 System consultancy, delivery, and IT support services
  • 2 SAP and package offerings of ERP, SCM, and CRM systems
  • 3 Industry core solutions for manufacturing, automotive, telecom, retail, food, mining, insurance, and financial services
  • 4 Application outsourcing

The regional offices capitalize each other's strengths and resources to broaden the business and support of the system integration industry within the Asia Pacific region. With the recent capital alliance of CSA, the presence of the group's portfolio is further strengthened with the introduction of BI/BA services in the region.

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