Solution deployed quickly, cost-effectively, provides customers with access to mining best practice

Solution for Mining has been qualified by SAP.

January 29, 2014

Solution for Mining has been qualified by SAP. The pre-configured solution combines SAP software and content with services from Barnstone that can reduce risks and help clients achieve benefits quickly and affordably. The company will install the Barnstone Rapid-Deployment Solution for Mining with pre-determined time, cost, and services scope to help customers get up and running quickly with SAP® Business All-in-One solutions.

Lizelle Pauw, industry lead for mining and resources at Barnstone, says that the qualification has the potential to assist African mining houses to access industry-leading best practice in the shortest time possible, and extremely cost-effectively.

“Mining is the foundation of the South African economy and contributes nearly 9% of our gross domestic product, double that when indirect contributions are taken into account[1],” she says. “It will play the same role in Africa’s renaissance provided it can access global best practices. The Barnstone Rapid-Deployment Solution for Mining brings the industry-leading software within reach of even startups, enabling them to compete from Day One.”

Rapid-deployment solutions are typically ready-to-use combinations of best-in-class software, pre-configured content and pre-defined services that have been specifically tailored to industries or line-of-business needs, delivered at a fixed price with a fixed implementation time. They are designed to offer a quick, cost-effective method for standardizing processes and adopting the latest innovations with fewer migration risks. The average timeframe for a typical deployment is eight weeks or less, which helps customers lower the cost of implementation and speed time to value, while retaining the flexibility to extend the solution according to individual needs.

For more information, visit the Barnstone storefront on SAP® Store, the online commerce channel or “e-channel” for enterprise solutions and services from SAP and its partners. SAP Store is the place for customers to gain instant access to the insight they need to make informed buying decisions. They can discover, try, purchase, and deploy a wide range of solutions from SAP and the SAP partner ecosystem.
Barnstone offers consulting and implementation services geared to African economic realities to a growing range of clients across the continent. It specializes in developing solutions that help its clients compete effectively and with the minimum loss of focus on their core businesses.