Coronado is one of the world’s largest producers of high-quality metallurgical coal, a critical ingredient of steel. Their mission: operate the safest, cleanest, and lowest-cost mines in the industry. They do this through market-leading technology and processes. The company is dedicated to making a positive contribution to the global economy through sustainable practices and contributing to the local communities in which they operate.
When Coronado’s on premises Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application began to wind down, the company had options: upgrade the existing system and manage ongoing support costs or migrate to a completely new cloud system. The team reviewed potential ERPs and ultimately turned to Accenture given their extensive local skills in Oracle Cloud.
After a rigorous process of reviewing what was available and the business needs, Coronado had a long wish list of requirements. The project covered the whole of the Australian business, with touch points throughout every department, including contractors and suppliers. It was decided that a suite of modules within Oracle ERP Cloud, Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud was the best fit for the business in terms of both complexity and scale.
Initially envisioned as a “lift and shift” of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), it transformed into a large program encompassing Procurement, Projects, and Integration Cloud. Notably, the project also represented the first, and most complex, implementations of Oracle Maintenance in the world.
A valuable difference
Since going live on Oracle Cloud, the company is accelerating innovation by leveraging new and emerging technology. The introduction of a new supplier portal streamlined operations, removing the delay for the purchasing team to update supplier information. In addition to getting more functionality for their buck, Coronado is reducing costs and improving efficiencies each year.
With this new platform in place, Coronado is positioned for growth. Using market-leading technology and processes, the company is aligned to their mission to make a positive contribution to the global economy through sustainable practices.