NTT DATA announces the acquisition of EBS Romania S.A

Nov. 5th, 2013


NTT DATA Corporation (hereafter, “NTT DATA”) , through NTT DATA EMEA (“NTT DATA EMEA”;  Head office: London, UK) , a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DATA, has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares in EBS Romania S.A. (“EBS”; Head office: Cluj, Romania) , which specializes in providing near-shore IT services for international customers, mainly in German-speaking countries.


EBS has 13 years of outsourcing experience in the field of software engineering, testing, quality assurance and application management support.  Its core business is near-shore IT services, and in the local market, EBS is also a successful IT service provider of SAP solutions, operating as a certified value added reseller and with its own ERP product.


This alliance is part of NTT DATA’s focused strategy to promote additional shoring options in Application Management services, SAP integration,  Microsoft and Java platforms.  EBS capability will complement NTT DATA EMEA’s existing shoring services in India, southern Italy, and Vietnam.


Patrizio Mapelli, CEO of NTT DATA EMEA commented: “EBS and the NTT DATA group have already worked closely for many years on many projects. The partnership is an important step for us, helping to strengthen strategic services to large enterprises in the entire EMEA region. We will continue to use best practice when serving our clients, and also to develop new clients by leveraging EBS’ capabilities.”


Daniel Metz, CEO of EBS said: “Becoming a long-term business partner of NTT DATA is the best approach to securing our future growth and internationalization. We look forward to providing Europe-wide near-shore IT services to NTT DATA’s large global customer basis, while continuing to expand our businesses to international IT companies and Romanian clients. Our employees will be excited about the new opportunities of working with such a leading global IT services company.”


About EBS

 Trade Name

EBS Romania S.A

 Fields of Business

Software engineering, Software development, maintenance and software testing, application management and support outsourcing related to Java, .NET or other state of the art technologies, standard applications such as SAP, Microsoft or Siebel



 Head Office

Cluj, Romania


Daniel Metz (Chief Executive Officer)



 Trade Name


 Fields of Business

Finance, legal, business management, promoting cross-sector

collaboration, strategic planning and shareholding of group





100% owned by NTT DATA

 Head Office

London, UK


Patrizio Mapelli (CEO)

Turnover of EUR 13 Million in the first 9 months of this year for EBS Romania

October 18th 2013


The software services and solutions provider EBS Romania reported turnover of EUR 13 million in the first nine months of this year, a growth of 45.25% comparatively with the same period of last year.


“The ascending trend of the company in the last several years has continued in the first nine months of this year too. We estimate a growth of 40% for this year, which means a total turnover of EUR 17.8 million for 2013”, declares Daniel Metz, CEO of EBS Romania.


On the international market we consolidated the existing partnerships, but we have also acquired new customers like: Enoro, Stratent, Sulzer, Westhouse, Bluforce, Wenger, Teleconnect and Basycs. EBS Romania built up new teams especially in the field of mobile technologies (Android, iOS), .NET, Java, PHP, Embedded and SAP (for application management services and development).


On the local market we extended our client portfolio in both SAP and Clarvision ERP area (company’s own ERP solution) with notorious names like: Köber, Osborn International, ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Compa, Carmeuse Holding, IRIS Service Ciuc, Electroarges and Cableteam.


The EBS team has over 600 employees and external collaborators.  


“We managed to attract this year more than 170 new colleagues. We further select people for those areas where we have direct requests from the market. We estimate that this year we will manage to welcome 30 more colleagues in the productive area”, declares Daniel Metz.

EBS among Romanian Business Champions

October 16th, 2013


EBS was distinguished as one of the 'Business Champions' in Transylvania and Banat as a result of a ranking established by the business magazine 'Ziarul Financiar' in co-operation with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Romanian Commercial Bank.


The 'Business Champions 2013' event has celebrated and brought entrepreneurs forward whose companies have successfully developed during crisis time.


The Business Champions classification counted up to 3000 companies who fitted the eligibility criteria in means of turnover and profit for the year 2012. Out of these the most successful and dynamic Romanian entrepreneurs of 2013 were selected. The continuous economic performance, solvability and liquidity but also their trends in the last 3 years were taken as selection criteria. Quality factors as environment policy, innovation, brand awareness and the general trend of the industry were considered too.


Star Transmission, part of the Daimler Group, manages human resources with the Clarvision solution developed by EBS Romania



The German manufacturer Daimler has recently officially announced an investment of over 300 million Euro in Romania at its subsidiary Star Transmission to expand the production network with an additional location for transmission assembly for Mercedes-Benz cars.

Star Transmission (STC) is a current reference of EBS Romania after the implementation in March 2009 of a Clarvision Payroll and Human Resources System entirely developed by EBS Romania.

The solution has been interfaced by EBS with the client´s ERP system and with Daimler specific applications. Clarvision Payroll is a flexible system, adapted to the latest legislation and enables the necessary scalability after the number of managed STC employees´ rose from 500 to 1000 up to now. Additional modules for career development, selection and recruiting implemented by EBS Romania in 2011 completed the client benefits in terms of performance. 

The cooperation between EBS Romania and the Daimler subsidiary Star Transmission continues in 2013 with a technical support partnership.   


Strong growth in 2011



The investment started in 2010 in the construction of the new business area SAP Services, has paid off.
The revenue in 2011 increased by 60% on 9.32 million EUR.
The employee's number at group level has risen on approx. 550 employees.
However, the sales growth in 2012 will fall out moderate, influenced from the negative development of the markets.
Therefore, in 2012, consolidation is announced.
We still plan a sales growth of 10 – 15%.


EBS Group has over 500 people since September 2011



The increased project flow combined with an ambitious business forecast led to the significant growth of the EBS team.
The SAP business has experienced a dynamic growth in the last three months due to new contracted projects.
Also our expertise in Java, .NET and other industry leading technologies contributed to the company’s revenue growth.
October marks the start of the EBS and Continental Timisoara partnership in the field of "Embedded Testing".
One of the main goals for the next months is to build up the embedded testing and development operations.
2011 is expected to be the best year in the history of EBS.


440 employees and a new location for EBS



In the first four months of the year, the number of EBS employees has increased significantly, reaching 440, compared to 400 staff number in December 2010.This positive trend is due to the development of the SAP business areas: SAP Support &Application Management Services and SAP ABAP development. Due to the increased number of employees a further location had to be aquired.  The fourth location in Cluj Napoca is situated in a modern building complex of a 5 Star Hotel and has a space capacity of 400 m2 . Apart from Cluj Napoca EBS has 2 more locations in Sibiu, one location in Brasov and one in Bucharest.


EBS Romania – 9 years of Partnership with Microsoft



Since 2003 EBS Romania has been Microsoft Partner; in 2006 it became Gold Certified Partner. 

5 years later in March 2011, the conditions were fulfilled in order to achieve the status as Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Gold Data Mobility as well as the Silver Status for further seven competencies.

„Gaining the Gold Status as Independent Software Vendor ( ISV) is a symbol for our competence in matters of software applications development based on the latest Microsoft Technologies. These certifications facilitate the extension of the EBS portfolio concerning new Microsoft products and technologies. They support the accomplishment of new projects and the further development of the business on the whole”, according to Iulia Dunca, Chief National Business Officer at EBS.  

Additionally to Gold ISV Status and Gold Mobility the Silver Status has been also reached for the following fields: Application Integration, Business Intelligence, Software Development, Portals and Collaboration, Content Management, Data Platform and Content Management.

In the last nine years, EBS has developed its own products Clarvision Payroll and Clarvision ERP based on Microsoft Technologies.

„At that time we have intentionally implemented MS SQL Server and .NET Technologies, in order to secure our products, technologically speaking, and simultaneously to assure our customers, that they made a profitable investment“, clarifies Iulia Dunca.

The Clarvision ERP System has already been implemented to over 150 customers in the manufacturing industry, including: manufacturers of metallurgical products, suppliers of agricultural machines, building - material manufacturers, wood processing companies, companies in the furniture industry, automotive suppliers, rubber manufacturers, manufacturers of electro-technical equipment and plastic.

Delphi Packard, Electroarges, Ceramica Iasi, Autonet Satu Mare, Apulum Alba Iulia, Electrolux, ADM farm, UCM Resita, Terwa Brasov, Asco Tools Codlea, Electromecanica Ploiesti, Elmet Bucuresti und Miras International Bucuresti  are among the customers, which implemented Clarvision.

The EBS product- portfolio covers Clarvision ERP®, Clarvision Payroll®, Clarvision CRM®, Clarvision Business Intelligence® and SAP-Solutions