Thriveni Earthmovers signs services deal with IBM


IBM announced that Thriveni Earthmovers, a mining company
with over 3,000 employees and a turnover of $150 million, has partnered with
IBM to build a scalable and efficient IT environment.


Thriveni, which specializes in break-through mining
explorations, will implement enterprise SAP ERP for improving process
efficiency and ensuring greater business insights.


IBM will be the systems integrator
for the entire deployment and will also provide application management support
(AMS) for the next 5 years. The ERP system will run on IBM’s Systems X server
and storage.


As part of the deal IBM will help Thriveni integrate
its entire operation onto a single IT platform encompassing different business
units, including finance, purchasing, planning & budgeting, plant &
project operations, and human resource. The new system will also ensure
regulatory process compliance – related to environment, health, and safety –
involved in mining operations through better controls and check points.


Since its inception two decades ago, Thriveni has grown
significantly and the legacy system was not equipped to support our aggressive
business goals. We needed to streamline and integrate our diverse systems for
more efficient business operations and faster decision making,” said Abhay
Kumar Kulkarni, general manager (IT) of Thriveni. 


With a comprehensive view of the entire business,
Thriveni will be better positioned to use its resources more effectively and
closely track business performance across the organization.


IBM, with its proven industry solutions, has been
helping mining companies across the world. We are excited to work with Thriveni
and help them achieve their business objectives. This engagement is a critical
step in establishing IBM as a preferred partner for the mining industry in
India,” said Vanitha Narayanan, managing partner, Global Business Services, IBM
India/South Asia.


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