Accenture will provide IT functional consulting and development services to design, build and test applications
Technology services and outsourcing company Accenture has signed a multi-year agreement to provide application development and management services to UK-based mining company Anglo American.
The Anglo American’s global suite of commercial applications across group functions and its platinum, copper, nickel, iron ore, thermal coal and metallurgical coal commodities business will be managed by Accenture.
In addition to ongoing application maintenance and support, Accenture will also provide IT functional consulting and development services to design, build and test applications.
The two companies will collaborate to meet Anglo American’s goals which include improving service reliability through upgraded performance and simplifying and rationalising the existing supplier landscape supporting Anglo American’s application portfolio.
Accenture Mining Industry Group said senior executive Rik Vervisch said consolidating global application development and management services will enable Anglo American to realise IT synergies and reduce application development and management costs.
"We look forward to helping Anglo American build and maintain a high performance application suite to help its strategic programmes over the coming years," said Vervisch.