Australian software company Mincom has consolidated its South American presence with a $3 million contract with copper miner Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPCC).
Mincom began implementing the system this month and by November plans to roll out its MIMS Open Enterprise subsystems for operations, maintenance, logistics, finance and human resources. This will allow 200 concurrent MIMS users across several sites.
This deal follows on from other major successes in the region. Last June, Mincom won a $1.9 million contract to implement the same system for Argentinian copper mining operator Alumbrera, beating out rival SAP for the privilege. The site went live in July.
A similar tender was secured in August with South America's largest gold producer, Minera Yanococha, worth more than $2.5 million, and is expected to be implemented in April.
The success of Mincom in South America has prompted the software developer to fast-track the establishment of its offices in Peru.
"Plans are in place for an office opening in Peru next month to manage Mincom's commercial operation and to provide local technical support to our customers," said Reamer Verger, president of Mincom's Latin America operations.