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Accenture surveyed executives from 40 companies on digital trends in mining in North America.
At over 88% of these companies, digital programs are being driven cross-functionally into the organization to deliver value. Digital programs are also expanding into strategy and high-level decision making. 80% see digital programs as vehicles to identify growth opportunities.
For the biggest return on investment, executives saw these digital trends as the leaders with the biggest potential:
93% of the respondents are satisfied with their company’s Digital investment, as it relates to the achievement of desired business outcomes. 96% report that investment in Digital in the next three years will significantly or modestly increase in their organization… with no planned cuts.
In the next five years, 40% saw digital having the biggest impact on productivity for their organization.
The survey shows there is more work to be done for digital adoption within the metals and mining sector. While 58% of North American mining executives are investing in digital to gain a competitive advantage, 42% said they are just trying to keep pace with their competitors. Whether they are trying to stay ahead or keep pace with the competition, almost all mining executives surveyed (96 %) are projecting an increase in their digital investment in the next three years. Three-quarters said they feel they are ahead of their peers when it comes to digital.
Currently, digital programs are driving strategic decision-making and commanding support from senior executives (83%), according to the Accenture survey. Four out of five executives surveyed are using digital technologies across IT, business operations, finance and human resources. Looking ahead to the next five years, mining executives believe digital will improve company productivity (73%), reorganize operations (65%) and optimize the supply chain (58%).
March 4, 2014
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