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.
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.
We will define your needs and wants as well as how you would ideally use new automated solutions across your mining company.
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.
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.
Surveys across all of our mining clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.