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Syntax Grows its Vertical Expertise with Center of Excellence for Mining and Natural Resources

Third and newest COE builds Syntax subject matter expertise across the globe, now in the Mining and Natural Resources sectors

MONTREAL — Nov. 30, 2022 – Syntax, a leading multi-cloud and mission-critical applications managed cloud provider, today announced the launch of its global Mining and Natural Resources Center of Excellence (COE). The COE will be led in conjunction with Illumiti, a Syntax company, which brings more than 20 years of experience delivering global, SAP-based solutions to more than 40 mining customers.

“This COE allows us to bring together all of our expertise, across lines of business and geographies, to provide holistic solutions that drive cutting-edge innovation for our clients,” says Christian Primeau, Global CEO at Syntax. “I’m proud of our transformative work as trusted advisors in supporting businesses focused on strategic and onshore critical resources worldwide, and I look forward to the acceleration of this impact with today’s announcement.”

With the recent increased need for natural resources in North America – and mining operations tremendously affected by supply chain disruptions, rising costs, and the labor market shortage – the industry is facing many challenges all at once. And with the global mining market forecasted to grow from $1843.33 billion in 2021 to $2064.72 billion in 2022 alone, it is clear there is still a healthy demand for minerals, metals, and other materials to be mined. However, to meet the demand, companies must ensure their operations are ready to face those challenges head-on.

“With the demand for natural resources continuing to grow in today’s rapidly evolving economy, it’s essential for mining and natural resource companies to have reliable, sustainable, and safe operations to meet customer and market expectations,” says Nigel Shuffler, Global Head of the Mining & Natural Resources Practice at Syntax. “With our SAP-certified S/4HANA template, and specialized technical support for mission-critical operations tailored to the mining industry, we are able to reduce implementation times and costs as we prepare customers to navigate the future of this industry.”

Syntax and Illumiti, a Syntax company, are recognized as leading systems integrators for pragmatic, robust and quick time-to-value SAP ERP solutions with SAP-certified Mining templates, business-centric mobile apps, and a comprehensive reporting toolset.

Today’s announcement follows the recent launch of Syntax’s global Industry Centers of Excellence. These centers reflect Syntax and Illumiti’s deep knowledge base and robust capabilities in four key industry segments, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction and Operations, Mining and Natural Resources, and Professional Services.