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.