GijimaAst announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a full complement of SAP support services to Anglo Platinum for all their South African operations as well as those in Zimbabwe and Zurich. This includes mining operations, refineries and beneficiation plants as well as administration and support areas. This substantial win has a total contract value of over R122 million and will span the next five years.
Anglo Platinum has standardised on SAP as their ERP system of choice and GijimaAst will deliver support over the full SAP spectrum, including finance, human resources, asset management, in-bound and out-bound logistics as well as technical services like SAP basis and development.
As part of the implementation, GijimaAst will be responsible for the integration of standard support services with a focus on value creation through its business consulting competency. By working with GijimaAst, Anglo Platinum will not only be able to reduce the amount of management time currently spent on maintaining the SAP systems, but also reduce the cost associated with the applications support environment.
GijimaAst is not a newcomer to the mining sector, in fact local and international business from this sector contributes nearly 15% of GijimaAst company turnover. The company has had great success developing methodologies, processes and procedures that support the business imperatives of its clients in the sector and as a result is in the top two companies servicing the mining industry. However, GijimaAst's main differentiator is that it is the only company that employs in excess of 60 mining engineers for the deployment and servicing of technology and some 150 SAP and Microsoft specialists, with specific experience of the mining industry.