Alight LLC entered into a partnership with Scope Systems, a global leader of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Reporting solutions to the mining and mining services industries based in Perth, Australia. The partnership between Alight and Scope Systems is designed to provide mining companies with planning and financial reporting systems that complement traditional ERP systems.
“We have seen multiple successes in Australia including implementing a budgeting and planning solution with La Mancha Resources, a Perth based exploration and mining operation,” said Ben Lamorte, Alight’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “This partnership will help us meet the growing demand for innovative, best-practice planning solutions in the mining industry. We’ve learned that most mining companies already have sophisticated driver-based planning models in place. However, these driver-models tend to be set up in disparate spreadsheets, resulting in a cumbersome and inefficient process. With Alight’s integrated driver-based planning solution, what would take weeks in spreadsheets can take just a few hours. We’ve been told by our mining customers that dozens of mining companies will be keen to make the move to Alight, once strong local support is established. Offering a fully-supported planning solution for mining companies in Australia represents a major step toward positioning Alight as the planning solution of choice for mining companies across the globe.”
”The partnership with Alight will round out our ERP and business intelligence offerings to the mining industry by providing a true planning tool that integrates operational planning with financial budgets and forecasts,” said Troy Morrison, Managing Director of Scope Systems. “By implementing a more robust solution that includes a tailored budgeting and forecasting software tool, managers of mid-tier mining organizations have access to a full suite of software tools to better manage their operations including advanced planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities. Importantly, these activities determine what the impact of their decisions will be on the overall performance of the organization. The agility and flexibility that comes about by planning and budgeting in this way can present a real competitive advantage.”
Today’s announcement of the partnership with Scope Systems is the first in a series of strategic undertakings for Alight as it expands its presence in the mining industry. Additional support for mining companies looking for a world-class planning solution across the globe will be announced in the coming months.
In addition to La Mancha Resources, mining companies deploying Alight include Sundance Resources, Polaris Metals, and Anglo American. For more information about Alight’s budgeting, reporting, and forecasting solution, visit www.AlightPlanning.com.