Mining

ERP Advisors Group (EAG) is one of the top independent enterprise software advisory firms for the mining industry.

The software dilemma for Mining companies is to balance high software costs during the exploration phase — when capital is tight while only using half of the software functionality — with the need for full ERP functionality once they hit production.

Legacy mining software applications require expensive technical resources for maintenance, taking capital away from the operations where it really needs to go. Miners also have complex international accounting, remote connectivity, and localization issues to take into consideration with their software purchase.

Finding the right balance of implementing enough software to handle the exploration requirements while providing a platform for future operations is the sweet spot that miners want to find. ERP Advisors Group has done this for start-up and established mining companies.

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ERP Help for Mining

ERP Advisors Group will help your mining business define requirements, set your software strategy, provide a roadmap, conduct a diligent vendor selection process and manage the entire implementation.

Develop Your Mining ERP Strategy

We will define your needs and wants as well as how you would ideally use new automated solutions across your mining company.

Select Your New Mining Software

We will guide you through selecting the best-fit, most cost-effective business applications and implementation partners.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Implementation Project Management

After finalizing your Mining ERP software and services contracts, ERP Advisors Group stays with you to oversee your implementation until you successfully go live.  We will oversee integrations, data migration, change management, budgets, design and configuration, walkthroughs, training, testing, go-live cutover and will provide executive and project sponsor support throughout the duration of your project.

Data Migration

We assist with all components of data migration: extraction, cleansing, transformation and loading into your new system to ensure you have complete confidence in the accuracy of your data at go live.

Why Mining Companies Upgrade Their ERP Software

Surveys across all of our mining clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:

  • Lack of functional enterprise asset management (EAM), project management, or planning and scheduling capabilities.
  • Multiple overlapping ERP systems and other enterprise software systems inherited from previous acquisitions.
  • Manual workflow process, tracking, and reporting requirements, resulting in higher number of errors and slower response times.
  • Integrated systems are expensive and slow to update, making it difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change.
  • Complex manual fleet maintenance and tracking, error prone and inefficient. 

 

  • No single platform to standardize processes consistently across the organization.
  • Time consuming to produce financial results that are accurate, up-to-date, and on time.
  • New required technologies may lead to further system fragmentation, compounding the organization’s current challenges.
  • Manual data consolidation is both error-prone and time-consuming.
  • Limited remote connectivity to system, reducing external updates and tracking.
Our biggest driver criteria was that ERP Advisors Group was not going to come into our project from a sales perspectivethey are not an advocate for the software companies, they are an advocate for our organization and that was what we were looking for. We needed that expertise to help drive where we are headed, wherever that might be.
 
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Why You Should Hire ERP Advisors Group

We are 100% independent ERP consultants, and we never take commissions or payments from any vendors. Combining our objectivity with our white-glove selection process, you will be absolutely certain that you are selecting the right software and implementation resources.

Resource-Constrained

Our mining clients are already very busy with exploration or production and do not have time to become ERP experts.  Though your key people still have to devote some time to an ERP initiative, hiring an ERP consultant frees them up to make the important ERP decisions while staying focused on their day job.

Complex Business Processes

The more complex your business, the more likely for difficulty when selecting and implementing software.  ERP Advisors Group will help you uncover your true needs and will only vet the most viable options for your size, requirements, resources and strategy.

 

 

Best Practices for the Mining Industry

We will create your requirements document and demonstration script with mining industry best practices in mind while retaining what is unique to your company, leaving out the manual workarounds.

 

Change Management

Many clients hire us to help when they suspect they need a business case for new software.  ERP Advisors Group helps stakeholders buy into what is best for the company by getting their input at multiple stages throughout the Needs Analysis, Selection and Implementation.

 

Vendor Demonstrations

A frequent complaint we hear from prospects who tried to select software on their own is feeling confused about the software's capabilities.  We get vendors to show your requirements during their product demonstrations.  This ensures you feel confident about selecting the best products that can meet your needs.

Contract Negotiations

We negotiate tens millions of dollars of deals every year for our clients.  We provide contracts review on all terms and conditions, including software and services and every agreement embedded throughout the contract.  Our clients receive price protection for many years to come on their purchase.  While we don't guarantee it in writing, we normally save our fees on this step alone.

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Benefits to Upgrading Your ERP Software

ERP Advisors Group's Needs Analysis will uncover the benefits your company would realize with an ERP upgrade.  Some of the most common benefits your mining company will realize include:

  • Increased process efficiencies through automation and system performance.
  • High level, real time, company wide visibility to management resulting in improved decision making.
  • Full, accurate, reliable financials data, including budget and forecasting.
  • High level, real time visibility to management and stakeholders (core of operations and a system to continuously improve upon).
  • Automated functionality with workflow, controls and robust reporting to improve productivity and reduce risk.
  • Robust support of tracking and reporting on training and safety.
  • Make faster and more effective asset decisions by having visibility of key information
  • Feature rich, systematized support of critical functions such as training, safety and employee lifecycle to support compliance, best practices and to meet industry standards.
  • All data and analytics are performed in real-time.
  • Leverages process automation and machine learning, meaning the focus moves to analysis of data, rather than data entry.
  • Comprehensive multi-currency transaction and reporting.
  • Automates the manual tasks required to complete the purchase approval, purchase order creation, match and vendor  remittance process.
  • Application support of Safety and Training policy and protocols providing preventative functionality and reporting of actual incidents.


ERP Advisors Group was obviously experienced and knowledgeable.  They have worked in our industry before and the additional expertise that they brought from industry experience with a variety of software vendors was very valuable.

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Mining ERP Vendors

ERP Advisors Group will help you not only define your requirements but more importantly, we will bake in the best practices for your mining company into the Request for Information and Demonstration Script.

We conduct dozens of selections every year, equating to tens of millions of dollars in software and services sales.  With our deep knowledge of mining ERP, we will help you find right the ERP for your company, AND the right professional services company to implement it. 

We regularly vet the top, most viable Mining ERP systems.

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