Most mining companies in Africa are struggling to incorporate Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in their mining operations due to the high costs of interacting technology. The high costs of integrating the first and second tiers have made most local and small-scale miners opt for more affordable mining operations.
According to Keith Fenner, Senior Vice President of Sales for Africa most African mining companies cannot afford more advanced systems to execute the same obligations. However a good ERP helps small-scale mining operators both at the local and global levels. Mr. Fenner mentions that most African countries have partnered with foreign miners who have advanced technological resources to facilitate mining activities. The alternative accessible for most domestic mining companies and small-scale miners cannot allow them to mine some minerals. Alternatively, the low-quality mining equipment cannot mine mineral substances in the desired outcomes.