Mining and natural resources

Exploring, extracting, and optimizing your best options for a safe, sustainable, and profitable future

Today’s market dynamics

Even with inflation warnings on the horizon and political instability and interest rates both on the rise, and slightly moderating economic growth, there is healthy demand for minerals, metals, and just about anything else that needs to be mined.

At the same time, long-term trends toward slimmer margins have not reversed as competition has increased, as have pressures to demonstrate progress on supporting environmental, social and governance practices.

And everyone’s operations have been affected by the global supply chain disruptions, shifting consumer demand patterns, changing technologies, rising materials costs, and all the employee and broader labor market issues of the day.

What hasn’t changed is the need to stay on top of managing safety in your active mining operations, and the need to constantly improve the science behind your exploration. Finding ways to innovate across all your operations is how to fit all the piece-parts together so they work.

One area technology-driven bright spot for many mining organizations has been how IoT has been applied to perform repetitive, impractical, or dangerous tasks. Robots, drones, and connected vehicles and other equipment have been able to augment the efforts of employees or take them out of harm’s way.

Key market factors

  • Supply chain challenges
  • Stiffer competition
  • Rising costs and tighter margins
  • Increasing complexity of projects and stakeholder demands
  • Pressure to innovate and be sustainable

Embracing opportunities

With such a dynamic mix of positive and negative factors in the operating environment, some of the best ways forward would be to continue leveraging technology to find and exploit every efficiency across your organization.

The issue is knowing how to do it. It’s a bit like finding and extracting new deposits – it’s easier said than done, but well worth the effort when you got it right.

And in order to be confident you’ve found the right areas to focus on, work with a partner that can help you start with what you have in place today and then work with you to line up what you’ll need in terms of managed options that you can adopt on your terms.

By embracing and maximizing managed multi-cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, you start the process of becoming that safer, more sustainable, and profitable operation.

We know your industry

Tap into our extensive practical experience with clients just like you and across a broad swath of the minerals and metals mining (3M) industry, along with the understanding we’ve gained of how ERP solutions produce better outcomes for 3M organizations.

Benefit from our knowledge of how to identify and implement the technologies needed to improve all aspects of how mining organizations operate, from exploration, discovery, development, production, and reclamation to the various back-office functions that all organizations need to operate.

Customized solutions that fit your needs

We know that no matter what materials you’re mining, your process must be adapted based on the particulars of the environment you’re operating in. And we approach your needs the same way – by connecting the unique way you operate today with the innovative future you need to reach.

We develop the tools and reports that can help ensure technology is a source of innovation and not another source of trouble for you to manage.

We help you envision the possibilities and work with you to realize them.

We can help whether you’re looking for a partner to help guide your ERP implementation or cloud migration. Or if you want to understand how to find greater efficiencies from the IoT investments you’ve already made.

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How Syntax can help

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Provide secure, integrated, and cloud-based ERP solutions that work across the end-to-end mining value chain and promote innovation.

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Develop a comprehensive managed public, private or hybrid cloud solution plan for your mission-critical mining applications.

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Increase efficiency, productivity and agility across multiple processes and systems.

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Enable data analytics and IoT deployment across all areas of operations and any distributed assets to enhance decision making across management.

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Improve asset utilization maintenance, scheduling to optimize up/down time.

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Implement best practices that will enable strategic and operational performance.

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Improve profitability by providing timely and accurate insights into mine sites and other operations.

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Improve liquidity and cashflow by improving billing timeliness and accuracy.

We’ll always bring the A team

When you work with Syntax, you get a partner that brings industry-leading credentials and partnerships to the table. That gives us the ability to offer you the best options backing our managed multi-cloud ERP solutions, which we then can integrate and manage for you.

The highest standards

Syntax meets compliance standards for SAP hosting operations and SAP HANA operations, 39 different AWS technical certifications, the AICPA’s SAS 70 and SSAE 16 audit standards as well as SOC-1 and SOC-2 system-level control standards for security, and compliance with multiple other standard-setting organizations.

The right connections

We’ll bring our knowledge and partnerships with leading technology providers, so you get the right solution for your business; we are an SAP Gold Partner, Oracle Sell Partner, AWS Premier and Managed Service Provider Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner, and IBM Silver Partner.

Introducing the Global Mining Center of Excellence

The Syntax Global Mining Center of Excellence brings together experts from across our organization to develop, build, and implement leading edge, holistic minerals and metals mining solutions.

Our Global Mining Center of Excellence allows us to:

  • Provide value quickly through improved and streamlined processes,
  • Ensure exceptional performance and delivery to you,
  • Leverage subject matter expertise from around the world,
  • Co-innovate with partners to develop unique solutions,
  • Drive innovation with real, measurable outcomes,
  • Share knowledge and best practices proactively,
  • Make sure we speak your language,
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Your future begins now

Our Global Mining Center of Excellence is ready to help you get started.
Contact us today and let us show you how to turn the possibilities of today into realities!