- New consultancy business added to brief of Group CIO Peter Leukert.
- Move appears designed to support Group’s ERP transformation.
- Step comes amid wait for confirmation of ERP outsourcing deal with Accenture.
Deutsche Telekom is setting up a new IT consulting arm as part of an ongoing refresh of its technology function, TelcoTitans can reveal.
The operator has established Deutsche Telekom IT Consulting, the new unit, as a distinct, limited liability entity, overseen by Chief Information Officer Peter Leukert. Registration documents show the new business comes under the ownership of Deutsche Telekom IT, the department that manages its vast internal IT estate.
The unit will focus on enterprise resource planning systems and services, according to the documents.
Although the forms indicate the consulting business will have a role in both DT’s own IT estate and selling services externally, saying it will support “other major customers”, a DT spokesperson stated that the unit is purely internally focused.
Room is left in the documents for Deutsche Telekom IT Consulting to set up, acquire, or invest in other businesses, whether in Germany or other countries.
Accenture on the spot
The consultancy’s creation may fit into a wider rejig of how DT manages its own, SAP-based ERP systems — the finer details of which are yet to emerge. In late-2021, DT Chief Executive Tim Höttges indicated the Group was set to outsource its “Digital Experts” workforce to Accenture after the completion of a major ERP systems migration and consolidation (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #109). The deal is still to be formally announced.