Accenture bolsters its Connected Mine offering in Australia with partnership

04 July 2018 Authored by Consultancy.com.au

RPM Global, a global mining technology provider based out of Brisbane, has entered into a contract with Accenture subsidiary Proquire. The move will aid the further development of Accenture’s The Connected Mine solution services which combine IoT, cloud and analytics. 

The Connected Mine is a digital window into a mines operations which can help to improve productivity, protect miners and predict equipment maintenance. The software connects individual sets of data which come from vehicle movements, yield, workers and conditions to create an overview of an entire mine. 

Both firms have entered into a master software subscription license agreement so that Proquire will provide Accenture’s Connected Mine services to RPM. The move will open up a range of Accenture’s existing customers to RPM who also offer an integrated mining operations platform. The software is built of industry standards and integrates the planning and scheduling, with maintenance and execution, and simulation and costings on a digital platform. 

The Australian firm which was founded in 1968 is based out of Brisbane and has a further five locations in Australia, in Wollongong, Perth, Sydney, Maitland and Mackay. RPM also have offices scattered throughout North America and Asia as well as in  South Africa and Chile. The firm has worked in over 150 countries around the globe and had an annual revenue in 2017 of $74.8 million, of which 67% was from software. 

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Richard Mathews, RPM’s CEO and Managing Director commented on the deal by saying that he was excited to work with the likes of Accenture. “RPM is pleased to conclude this agreement with a true recognised global leader in digital transformation. RPM’s products will now be made available to the mining industry through the Accenture Connected Mine offering.

Mathews continued, affirming the impact that the partnership would have on the industry and how combining the expertise of the two global leaders would benefit the development of the software. “Working together, Accenture and RPM can bring mine engineering insight together with operational acumen into one central system for analysis and decision making.” 

“This relationship also includes our XECUTE product which will enable mine planning engineers and first line supervisors who are executing the mines operational plans to monitor real time data on the operating performance within the mine,” continued Mathews.

“This insight will facilitate the ability for end users to predict end-of-period outcomes so they can adjust their plans mid-shift if needed,” he explained. “If a change is warranted the system will distribute the new plan to the team in the mine in real time. The system will also monitor activity in the mine and will alert the user to potential safety risks.”

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