TORONTO, July 4, 2013 – Illumiti announced today the “go live” implementation of the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform 4.0 for Alamos Gold.
Alamos, a leader in growing low-cost production and financial performance, and delivering shareholder value, is an established, Canadian-based gold producer that owns and operates the Mulatos Mine in Mexico, and engages in exploration and development activities in Mexico and Turkey. Alamos employs more than 600 people and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities. Alamos is listed on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol “AGI.”
The new solution, is expected to enable Alamos to significantly enhance its reporting capability with the use of interactive dashboards, mobile compatible Web intelligence reports, and executive workspace with dashboard key performance indicators. And through the use of the edition of SAP BusinessObjects Analysis software for use with Microsoft Office, Alamos can also simplify the distribution of management reports.
This is Alamos Gold’s second major implementation of SAP solutions over the past year. Earlier in the year, Alamos upgraded its environment of SAP solutions from the SAP enhancement package 3 for the SAP ERP application to the release 6 of the enhancement package. It did this to take advantage of new functionality and to stay current with new technology.
“We needed a solution that was affordable and yet gave us the ability to prepare reports with live SAP ERP data, easily accessed via a button, ” said Faiza Usman, director, Program Management, Alamos Gold. “The upgrade to SAP enhancement package 6 along with the implementation of SAP BusinessObjects BI will enable us to focus our time on what really matters.”
Using the new solutions, Alamos has simplified and automated various manual business processes, enabling it to generate sophisticated reports and dashboards with minimal effort. This has resulted in a significant reduction in time spent producing reports in favor of analyzing results. The SAP BusinessObjects Analysis software leverages an easy-to-use Microsoft Excel front-end interface, reducing user-training cycles and the learning curve for end users.
“Innovation is important to Alamos, as we are on the path to growth, both organically and through acquisition,” added Alamos’ Faiza Usman. “By having the appropriate technology to support our business objectives, we have the tools needed to achieve our strategic objectives.”
Both the implementation of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 and the earlier upgrade to SAP enhancement package 6 were completed on time and on budget, led by Faiza Usman, along with Lorraine Howell, senior director, Research and Development, Illumiti.
“Alamos has a great relationship with the team at Illumiti,” further added Faiza Usman. “We began working together in 2010 with our implementation of the SAP Business All-in-One solution, and Illumiti has been supporting us ever since.”
Illumiti is a systems integration and management consulting company with offices in Canada, the U.S. and Switzerland, serving customers globally. Its team enables customers to realize their vision by leveraging technology, people and leading business practices. Illumiti helps its clients achieve optimized operations in the key areas at the core of their business, by implementing custom-fit solutions from SAP and other vendors faster, at a lower cost, and at a lower risk than other alternatives. Illumiti is an SAP gold channel partner and has received the award from SAP Canada as the top partner for SAP Business All-in-One the past three years in a row. Illumiti is also one of the fastest-growing SAP channel partners in the U.S. For more information about Illumiti, please visit www.illumiti.com.
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