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Transforming metals and mining operations with software for the mining industry can help you drive growth and sustainability.

The future of the mining industry

In a volatile world of energy transition and ESG demands, mining companies need to innovate and automate to drive long-term growth.

Graphic showing trends in the future of the mining industry
VUCA in metals and mining

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) is impacting mining – from supply chains to labor to commodity pricing.

Green and sustainable mining

Prioritizing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues can reduce risks, influence investors, and drive new opportunities.

Compliance and regulations in mining

Fulfilling public, investor, and government ESG demands is the priority for retaining your social and legal license to operate.

Metals and mining supply chain collaboration

Supply chain collaboration is a key element in transforming the mining industry to improve productivity and reduce operational costs.

Mining innovation and automation

AI and other digital technologies are key to automating processes and operations, predicting equipment failures, forecasting demand, and more.

Innovative mining solutions from SAP and our partners

Solutions that address specific mining industry needs help you achieve cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth.


Optimize and standardize processes and increase agility with our intelligent cloud-based ERP used by top mining companies around the world.

SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management

Use a flexible calculator to track and report on air pollutants, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and wastewater emissions. 

SAP Business Network for Asset Management

Track equipment and IoT data in a central repository to collaborate on asset maintenance, usage, and failures and optimize asset performance.

Descartes MacroPoint

Mitigate supply chain disruption, increase on-time delivery performance, and minimize carrier detention fees with real-time shipment visibility and monitoring.

Cogniac Visual Operations Intelligence

Maximize the value of visual data by using an image recognition platform to help improve quality and agility across manufacturing and logistics, including increasing mill yield with automated truckload inspection.

Manage machines, equipment, tools, operating personnel, consumables, and any resources in the mining or precious metals industries.


SAP conference for mining and metals

Listen to recordings and download presentations from the in-person event.

What are leading analysts saying about innovations in mining?

Companies take action on digital transformation in mining

Explore survey results on initiatives and projects that leverage software to transform internal processes to enhance operational efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, and tackle environmental management in mining companies.

Closing the “green gap”

Find out how 2,000 executives are working toward sustainability in their companies, based on an Oxford Economics survey.

Becoming more adaptable and resilient is key

Mill products and mining businesses have not historically been associated with sustainability. Find out why the future of the industry must become sustainable.

Explore how we can help your mining business run better


Handle volatility and improve profitability with SAP solutions that can help you increase automation, manage sales contracts, and plan your commodity supply chain – with full visibility of potential bottlenecks so you can quickly resolve them.
  • Long-term business planning 
  • Sales, purchase, and shipment of commodities 
  • Customer engagement 
  • Nonbulk transportation management

35% reduction in supply chain planning costs.

Source: Shandong Energy Group



Through comprehensive cooperation with SAP technology platform and services, Shandong Energy Group accelerates the transformation to be a smart energy group with smart knowledge, interconnected collaboration, predictive insight, and innovation.

Mr. Xi Yong Li, Chairman, Shandong Energy Group CO., LTD


Minimize downtime while keeping mining assets, such as equipment and processing plants, operating at peak performance. Our asset management solutions provide a single, real-time view of data, so you can closely monitor conditions, improve asset planning and lifecycle costs, and enhance predictive maintenance.
  • Portfolio and project management
  • Mining and processing
  • Field logistics
  • Asset management
  • Warehouse management

0.5%–3% reduction of asset maintenance costs.

Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking


With our field team using SAP Asset Manager for SAP S/4HANA, we’re seeing productivity improvements in terms of the time, effort, and cost involved in creating, scheduling, and executing field work orders.

Laura Musgrove, Innovation, Operations Executive, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.


Become a sustainable, intelligent mining enterprise by using our mining solutions to measure both the positive and negative impacts of your business activities that result in balanced decisions and holistic business success.
  • Corporate sustainability and e-mobility
  • Environmental footprint management
  • Holistic steering and reporting
  • Environment, health, and safety
  • Product compliance

5%–30% reduction in lost time accident frequency.

Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking


Overhauling traditional manual processes and spreadsheets with a structured and reliable solution was fundamental to achieving a new level of excellence in our health and safety processes.

Eduardo de Souza Marques, Project Manager IT, Ternium Brazil

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