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 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.
Aeris Resources is a diversified mining and exploration company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: AIS) and headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland.
Aeris Resources required advice on the execution phase of an ERP implementation, specifically specialised advice to assist with the project implementation plan to ensure that the service provider addressed all the critical steps in their project plan. It was critical to adhere to the tight project timeline to ensure a successful implementation.
SMC provided specialist expertise assisting in developing a realistic project plan, including vendor milestones and client-side activities. Throughout the project we undertook to explain the very technical issues experienced throughout the process including the risks involved, proposed alternative steps and reorganised action plans throughout the process to ensure that communications with the vendor remained focussed and on time. SMC also assisted in providing the framework for the UAT testing and a detailed plan for all users to ensure a smooth transition prior to going live.
SMC ensured that the project was delivered on time. It was important to ensure that there were minimal impacts on the operational teams which is critical in a transition. Aeris Resources were greatly assisted with continuous stakeholder engagement throughout the process.
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. Having an experienced partner who knows the product, the process as well as the Vendor was critical for us. I strongly recommend SMC.”
Dane Van Heerden | General Manager Finance | Aeris Resources