Under the three-year deal, Mincom will provide the producer with a hosted, fully managed application of the Mincom LinkOne content-delivery solution. LinkOne includes graphically supported electronic catalogs and maintenance manuals that the Colorado company said can reduce machinery downtime and increase maintenance efficiency.
“Peabody Energy will implement Mincom LinkOne to streamline procurement processes and optimize the maintenance of key equipment across its global operations,” Mincom officials said on Wednesday.
“[The company] will use SAP's standard Open Catalog Integration to integrate data between SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional and external catalogs provided by the company's heavy-equipment original equipment manufacturer vendors, such as Caterpillar and P&H.”
Mincom said Peabody will be able to quickly achieve return on investment through LinkOne’s on-demand delivery model and associated support services. The company’s managed-services solutions can also reduce information technology overhead and allow for faster results with minimized risk.
In March, Mincom announced it had signed a new partnership agreement with consulting firm Marston to jointly market Mincom’s mining solutions to North American operations.
The Mincom Intelligent Mining Solution suite encompasses all facets of the mining process, from exploration to outbound logistics as well as sales and asset management functions.
Mincom said at the time that 17 of the world’s top 20 mining companies used its software and services to streamline operations and achieve higher efficiency, security and profit.
Other industry customers of Mincom include Anglo American, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, BNSF Railway and Caterpillar.