ASG snares major cloud SAP rollout with Australian-based coal miner Yancoal

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ASG snares major cloud SAP rollout with Australian-based coal miner Yancoal

ASG has landed a major contract to migrate Australian coal producer Yancoal to an cloud SAP solution.

The five-year contract will see ASG migrate 2000 Yancoal staff to the cloud based ERP service that will be hosted on AWS. According to SAP, the deal will open Yancoal up to new capabilities in the fields of mobility, IoT, data management and analytics.

ASG enterprise applications and analytics general manager Gareth Flannery said his company was delivering a pay-as-you-use consumption model, removing the “weighty burden of capex commitments that come with infrastructure refresh cycles and on-premise solutions”.

“It also allows clients like Yancoal to rapidly scale to meet demand without long lead times, capital expenditure and resource under-utilisation,” Flannery added.

“We are delivering serious cost reductions here for Yancoal, but at the same time significantly enhancing how our client can use tech to drive efficiencies and great decision-making in its business.”

Flannery said ASG’s ERP-as-a-service offering was instrumental in securing the contract, and that the solution would see Yancoal move off legacy hardware and mitigate downtime risks.

ASG is an SAP gold partner and has been investing in growing the practice in order to capture new customers and help existing partners get away from costly on-premises solutions.

The company last month hired Gregor Bresser as its SAP national practice manager. It also made hires for its Oracle and analytics practices.

ASG has this year been in a tussle with DWS to acquires SMS technology. Its bid of $1.80 for each SMS share was earlier this month approved by SMS shareholders.

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