Providing proven expertise in Software Selection and Implementation in Mining.
Mining is a complex business and complicated by fluctuating pricing and often unpredictable resource fields. Mining projects need to be managed differently through each stage of their life cycle, so controlling costs across exploration, construction and production is a challenge. Having the right enterprise systems is critical to success and a prerequisite to support the organisation’s growth and profitability.
For mining companies searching for a new ERP platform, or specific best-of-breed Enterprise Software solutions (e.g. HSE, Talent Mgt., EAM, Enterprise Planning, etc.), ensuring you make the right decisions and maximising your return on investment should be primary considerations.
In our experience helping mining companies, everyone is looking to achieve similar goals through process and systems improvement, including:
- Improving operational efficiency
- Managing multiple exploration and mining sites
- Optimising ore logistics and transportation
- Achieving high inventory visibility
- Streamlining procurement
- Shortening order-to-cash cycle
- Minimising downtime through effective asset management
- Managing your workforce effectively
- Delivering clarity with accurate financial and operational reporting
- Supporting decision making with insights and KPIs.
We have a large team with a proven track record of 250+ successful projects, including ex-Big 4 consultants and ex-ERP vendors.
There are hundreds of decisions required during an ERP project and you need to be comfortable making and executing them - We ensure you do things right the first time.
We don't sell enterprise solutions or take commissions, independence is our number one company value so we are never conflicted.
If parties involved are making money as a result of your decisions, they are biased. We reduce risks and save you money.
We ensure the right solution and partner are selected for how you want to operate, rather than how you are operating today.
We use a proven approach and tools for rapid development of future state processes, and requirements based on our knowledge of modern enterprise platforms.
We can lead or guide you through every phase to go-live with our specialty services and resources. Our involvement depends on your internal capabilities and capacity, and budget.
We provide the best resources for each phase of your journey from inception to go-live.
We provided project governance, end-to-end project management and change management services for the successful $7M SAP ERP implementation for an international mining company.
We helped the largest coal distributor in the southern hemisphere select a new modern cloud ERP platform to replace an ageing Oracle solution.
We conducted a Strategic Review of their ERP and HCM solutions to determine viable options – including SAP vs Pronto – to develop a 5-year roadmap for improvement for an ASX200 mining company.
Discover the software solutions best suited to your Mining Company.
Our recommendations are 100% independent, with no influence by vendors, so we can offer you advice on the solutions that best suit your unique needs.
International mining company with HO in Perth and Singapore and 5 mines in Australia and Asia.
Outdated and small systems supporting non-standard, inefficient processes across a growing Group.
Set-up and embark on a business first – technology second organisation wide transformation. We developed an enterprise systems road map to support Straits’ strategic objectives and aligned key stakeholders.
We then analysed business processes to determine pain points, improvement opportunities and critical requirements for new systems. A thorough evaluation phase followed with the selection the SAP for Mining solution and a reputable local SAP partner with extensive mining experience to lead the technology implementation stream.
We provided insights and guidance for the Sponsor and Steering Committee, as well as managing the project end-to-end. Two of our Change Managers ensured the adoption of new ways of working.
Highly successful implementation of SAP’s mining solution throughout the Group, with standardised and automated processes for Finance, Projects, Purchasing, HR, Payroll, Inventory, Stores and Maintenance.
The complex project was delivered on-time, on-budget and with all expected business benefits realised.
What Our Clients Say
“SMC was engaged to help KCGM select and set-up the implementation a new ERP platform. SMC proved to be a perfect fit, offering an Independent and objective approach. It was extremely enjoyable to work with the SMC team.”
Simon Robb | ERP Project Director | Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM)
“SMC was instrumental to the success of our ERP enabled transformation. I strongly recommend SMC.”
Leon Cosgrove | IS Mgr. and Project Director | Straits
“The ERP project, led by SMC, is the best project this company has ever done.”
Martin Purvis | COO and Project Sponsor | Straits