SAP offers support to the African mining industry

SAP  Marc SmithSAP's digital mining enterprise software can offer a vast range of pertinent solutions like SAP ERP application, the SAP for mining solution and the SAP HANA platform. (Image source: Marc_Smith/Flickr)SAP has offered its range of industry-specific technologies to the African mining industry in an attempt to help the sector counter the complex challenges it has been facing in recent years

The German firm expressed its willingness to support the African mining sector at the SAP Africa Mining Forum in Johannesburg. The forum’s objectives aim at bringing together metals and mining companies from South Africa and Russia to facilitate brain storming and sharing of expertise.

SAP said in a statement that the company’s integrated software can enable a digital mining enterprise vision, which refers to a mining organisation that has the capability to orchestrate information systems on-premise and on-demand with ease and confidence.

SAP added that the outcome to increase flexibility, scalability, improve security as well as interoperability of data across multiple devices. It said, “This culminates in greater operational efficiency and productivity and the ability to react in real-time to geological conditions.”

The company noted that its digital mining enterprise software can offer a vast range of pertinent solutions, including the SAP ERP application, the SAP for mining solution, SAP’s flagship SAP HANA platform and the SAP operations management for mining application.

SAP’s analytics tools can offer help to mining companies across the globe by identifying trends and patterns in areas such as operations and profitability, which can significantly help improve business decisions and contribute towards profitability.

SAP Africa head of energy and natural resources sales in South Africa and acting head of innovation, Chris Willcocks said, “The SAP Best Practices for Mining package incorporates years of experience in the mining industry from across the globe. Mining companies can have SAP in place within a short period with minimal disruption to their daily operations.

“The SAP ERP application and the SAP for Mining solutions portfolio significantly increases organisational efficiency, provides visibility across all business functions, improves strategic planning, operations control, and decision making.”

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