Central African Mining and Exploration Company (CAMEC) has awarded Softline Accpac and its premier business partner, AccTech Systems, a R2,5-million contract for its Accpac for Mining solution.
Aimed at enhancing its work performance, financial reporting, as well as provide them with advanced business intelligence tools, CAMEC was impressed with the integrated mining-specific solution.
Keith Fenner, strategic sales manager at Softline Accpac, says that CAMEC will benefit from the seamless integration of Accpac for Mining. “We have covered all bases with this solution by providing CAMEC with an ERP solution together with fixed asset management; workflow for materials management; equipment management and business intelligence tools.”
Andrew Groves, MD of CAMEC, says the company operates under ever-changing business conditions and faces significant challenges in terms of managing the growth of new developments and investments, whilst keeping operational costs down.
Groves was particularly excited about the breadth of the ERP solutions to fit all CAMEC group businesses outside of the mining interests.
“We required a system that would drive efficiencies through the business and allow us access to financial data live in London. The expansion plans for CAMEC are strong and Accpac solutions fit for our mining, milling, aviation and transport interests.”
Tertius Zitzke, MD of AccTech Systems, says that another highlight for CAMEC was Accpac ERP.
“The Accpac ERP suite has allowed CAMEC to invest in a product line that will grow as they grow. From the standard Accpac for Mining solution through to Africa wide transport implementations and culminating in a central Business Intelligence suite to dynamically integrate data to facilitate real time business decisions.”
He says that the real power of Accpac is displayed at CAMEC as all the group companies will run from a centrally managed set of servers in Johannesburg and serve the applications and reporting country wide and back to head quarters in the UK.
“This enables tracking of activities at cost centre, business, manufacturing, process and sub-process levels live,” comments Zitzke.
Fenner says that, in addition, Accpac ERP is widely supported in all regions of Africa and across the globe, meaning that qualified consultants are never far away; “a vital ingredient in the success of any ERP implementation”, he adds.
The Service Manager module will be included to assist with the asset tracking for repairs and servicing across the mining, aviation and transport businesses.
“This will also manage the advanced maintenance planning, scheduling of repairs and costing activities for CAMEC,” says Fenner. “Moreover, the integrated fixed asset modules and Accpac ERP comply with IFRS and Sarbox assisting CAMEC with meeting the auditors’ requirements in the UK.”