The program will include the modernisation of RIO’s existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Information Management (IM) platforms, which will be consolidated and hosted in the public cloud. Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will also manage the maintenance and upgrade of this application landscape and related infrastructure and transform the global service desk and site support functions.
Managed via the Accenture Cloud Platform, and adopting a public cloud first policy, the solution will accelerate Rio Tinto’s journey towards a truly digital business.
Rio Tinto expects to directly benefit from significant cost savings through increased business agility and cost flexibility inherent in cloud services, and from continued lower infrastructure prices in line with cloud economic trends. The solution is based on a platform for innovation - including a co-located innovation centre in Singapore – and a long-term commitment to partnering.
“We selected Accenture to help us manage this transformation based on its global delivery capabilities, its vision for the intelligent business cloud and its ability to support our digital transformation program.”
“This project redefines the delivery of application and infrastructure services,” said Accenture chairman and CEO, Pierre Nanterme.
“This solution will allow Rio Tinto to smartly connect its infrastructure, software applications, data and operations capabilities in order to become an agile, intelligent, digital business that can better navigate the commodities cycles.”