Yancoal Announces Plans To Migrate To AWS

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Yancoal Australia, one of leading mining companies in the country, has shifted its thinking from the on-premises model, and has outlined plans to migrate to the AWS platform.

Which it will use to host its SAP implementation.

The company is planning to migrate its enterprise resource planning system to a hosted version run by the ASG Group, with which it has a deal to manage its SAP environment. Yancoal has the choice of both SAP and Oracle here, but opted to stick with the former.

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ASG, in a statement, said that it has signed a five-year deal to migrate Yancoal across its New World ERP-as-a-service offering, and this new SAP ERP platform would have 2,000 users at Yancoal, all hosted on an AWS infrastructure.

The general manager of enterprise applications and analytics at ASG, Gareth Flannery, said that this shift will deliver serious cost reductions for Yancoal.

While at the same time driving improvements in general efficiency, and provide the company with a host of innovative products in the fields of mobility, IoT, data management, and analytics.

Some 5,500 people are employed by this Chinese-backed miner, which recently took over the Coal & Allied coal mines in NSW. These were formerly owned by Rio Tinto. Yancoal also operations in NSW and Queensland.