Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions (SMR) opted to go with SAI Global’s EHS platform and has achieved what it aims to do: Significantly improve its EHS performance by simultaneously improving both the management systems and the EHS culture.
The raw potential of new technology is astonishing, from IoT, to blockchains, data lakes, and AI. Although it is getting easier to use many of these, it is incredibly difficult to understand how any particular technology leads to transformational opportunities. In particular, it is difficult to adapt the technology to the unique needs of the organization and to integrate it with current processes.
To further complicate matters, most enterprises have ingrained legacy systems that are difficult to modify. One can only solve these problems with individuals with technical depth, scope, and the ability to work hand-in-hand with the wider organization.
The reality is that in many industries today, most data is not up to basic standards, and the rigors of change require far better data quality and analytics.
Data poses a fascinating paradox; transformation involves understanding emerging types of unstructured data, huge quantities of data external to the business, leveraging and incorporating proprietary data, all while shedding massive amounts of information that has never been (and will never be) used.