COSOL’s integrated service portfolio helps our clients to optimise their business processes using our contemporary IT solutions for asset intensive industries. We provide a full vertical of services across five main areas being; Strategy, Enterprise Systems, Operational Systems, Products and Support.
Throughout the business lifecycle phases, COSOL’s services can be implemented to review, recommend and improve processes for our clients’ current requirements and emerging needs.
We provide strategic planning and advisory services, tailor made to suit individual requirements.
Enterprise Resource Planning and Operational Systems technology blueprinting provides independent recommendations to our clients to deliver a total technology framework. Technology blueprinting includes an outline of the software products required to complete operational systems and provides a fully integrated road map for the most effective ramp up process for software adoption and implementation.
Strategic design is crucial to create the foundation for successful development from a greenfield project into an operational business. Our advisory services are available to clients who do not yet have a strategic IT leader as part of their leadership team. In this role, we assist with the establishment of governance and internal control structures, early alignment of IT plans with strategic business plans, independently evaluating solutions and products and provide executive management advice during this critical process.
Our strategic technology review service is available for clients when their existing systems require review or re-alignment to their current and future business plan. This process is conducted in consultation with operational personnel and provides a practical and informed review of system capabilities to enhance long-term competitiveness.
Delivered by pragmatic, high-calibre and professional consultants, our enterprise systems services include:
Technology upgrades, support packs and enhancement packs
Integration of data from disparate systems
Data archiving and storage
Transition from one system to another
Increasing functionality of existing applications
Our vendor independence, our extensive experience in both Ellipse and SAP platforms and our industry business knowledge places us in the unique position of being able to develop and implement innovative and creative solutions to achieve our clients’ desired outcomes to industry best-practice standards. COSOL specialists are experienced in the multi-vendor enterprise systems commonly deployed throughout the asset management lifecycle.
COSOL is the recognised worldwide leader in navigating a safe transition from Ellipse to SAP (E2S).
Our unique combination of services and solutions address the needs of management and business users by not abandoning the years of valuable business knowledge held in Ellipse and transitioning that information to quickly secure the benefits of SAP. We recognise that transitioning from Ellipse to SAP is often a business-driven imperative, focused on securing the benefits of improved management of expensive assets, supplies, energy and services. It requires the best understanding of both the current and future worlds and COSOL is uniquely positioned to ensure success through a combination of technology, methodology and consulting expertise.
Our E2S Solution Includes:
- Project Scoping
- Project Strategy and Planning
- Infrastructure Requirements & Design
- COSOL’s unique E2S Data Mapping
- Data Management
- Blueprint & Documentation
- Project Management
- RI (C) EF
- Implementation Management
- End User Training
- Change Management
- Cutover Management
- System Support
- Business Support
- Legacy Data Management
COSOL is a prominent and reputable provider of Ellipse services across asset intensive industries such as Mining and Processing, Utilities, Transport, Government and Defence.
ABB Ellipse is a fully integrated enterprise asset management solution built on over 30 years of experience working for a global, asset intensive customer base. It provides complete visibility and management of enterprise-wide assets to organizations in essential industries. Our highly skilled professionals have a many years of Ellipse systems expertise, providing proven capability to design, implement, optimise, transition and support our clients’ Ellipse systems.
Our Ellipse Services Include:
Our expertise crosses all streams of Ellipse (HR/Payroll, System Admin, Supply Chain, Finance and Maintenance) and our technical skills cover Infrastructure, MIMBOL, COBOL, RDL, Jasper and Business Objects.
Support Advisory Services
COSOL can provide clear guidance on the best approach to support all levels of an enterprise system, advice on avenues to reduce the complexity of the current support model and provide cost, benefit and risk analysis.
Technical and Functional Support Services
COSOL uses a Service Desk system (meeting ITIL standards) for monitoring, tracking, resolution and historical reference for all issues and request raised.
For those clients considering transitioning from Ellipse to an alternative ERP, COSOL can be engaged in an advisory capacity to scope, budget and plan the transition and system implementation.
COSOL Consultants are experienced in the challenges involved in upgrading to Ellipse 8. Our functional consultants have provided business and system improvements for customers who have upgraded to Ellipse 8.
In 2013, COSOL was appointed as the certified partner of IFS targeting the Australian mining industry. In our role as system implementation partner, we work with IFS and our clients to plan and provide a tailored industry solution.
COSOL specialises in combining extensive asset intensive industry expertise with relevant mining processes, operational systems knowledge and industry best practices. This experience, coupled with our valuable vendor independence, allows us to provide our clients with practical and pragmatic advice, tailor made to suit our individual clients’ requirements.
The benefits of IFS Applications to the mining and mineral processing sector has been realised by global market leaders and emerging mining organisations including:
COSOL Mining Solution (CMS): An affordable enterprise solution that grows with your business
COSOL specialises in combining extensive asset intensive industry expertise with relevant mining processes, operational systems knowledge and industry best practices. This experience, coupled with our valuable vendor independence, allows us to provide our clients with practical and pragmatic advice, tailor made to suit our individual clients’ requirements. COSOL Mining Solution (CMS) is a pre-configured enterprise solution specifically designed to meet the needs of greenfield, small and middle tier mining enterprises. COSOL specialists have designed and built this easily and quickly deployable solution to provide our clients with affordable access to SAP, the worlds’ leading enterprise system. CMS is fit for purpose and scalable in order to support the current and emerging needs of mining operations.The benefits of IFS Applications to the mining and mineral processing sector has been realised by global market leaders and emerging mining organisations including:
The scalability of CMS enables implementation for a small number of users for key business processes such as accounting and then progressive expansion to add increased functionality and users as your business develops through feasibility into construction and operations.
The comprehensive scope of CMS covers all best practice business functionality and processes required for mining sector organisations throughout the entire life of mine cycle ensuring that your future growth is not compromised by your ERP selection. Required processes are quickly deployed as they are already configured and reside within CMS. CMS can be delivered as a hosted solution off-site to reduce complexity, or on-premise if your business has established IT infrastructure.
Clients can leverage the many years of accumulated experience inherent within CMS without having to worry about the development, management and operation of the system. This enables you to focus on plans and initiatives that are core to your business.
COSOL consultants understand the complexity of the technology systems and processes that are required to effectively operate a successful asset intensive operation.
Our knowledgeable consultants can strategically design flexible, expandable and integrated business focused solutions delivered via proven applications across your total technology framework.
COSOL’s range of Operational Systems services are developed for each individual client and vary depending on software solutions and operational systems in use. Our valuable vendor independence allows us to select the best possible solutions for our clients‘ current and future operational goals.
The integration of MES or operational data to the chosen ERP ensures the supply of accurate and timely source data, at the right level of granularity to enable the business to make timely, informed decisions to increase performance and availability. COSOL experts can comprehensively review operations and advise of strategies, systems and applications necessary to ensure business operations are in line with current and future business plans and objectives.
RPConnect® ETL, RPConnect® Legacy Data and BPConnect® are packaged connectivity enterprise frameworks, specifically designed by system integration experts at COSOL.
Migrating critical business data to a new ERP system can be highly challenging. There are significant risks associated with the inability to cleanse and transform the data required to fuel the new ERP’s functionality.
The key question for any business renewing their ERP platform is ‘How can I ensure the timely, accurate and auditable conversion of both master and transactional data to my new ERP?’
COSOL RPConnect® ETL (extract, transform, load) solution can help automate your legacy data conversion to a new ERP.
With COSOL’s RPConnect® ETL solution as an integral component of your data migration project, COSOL can help you achieve a timely, accurate and auditable data migration to your new ERP.
RPConnect® Legacy Data
Data transition from disparate systems – When legacy or historical data resides in disparate or obsolete systems, data retrieval, comprehensive reporting and intelligent analysis of multiple data sources can be a difficult, time consuming and costly process.
Organisations may be reluctant to migrate from their legacy systems, which as a result can be expensive. RPConnect® has been developed by COSOL to provide a flexible and sustainable solution to successfully transition data from disparate systems by utilising the RPConnect® repository.
RPConnect® provides a comprehensive ad-hoc query tool to perform data browsing. This enables authorised end users to extract data without going via their IT team. This data can then be used to create easily accessible reports.
The simplicity of RPConnect® translates into a significant ROI for the customer.
Our leading-edge integration tool for Ellipse, BPConnect®, is a packaged connectivity enterprise framework which has been specifically designed by our system integration experts here at COSOL. By enabling a seamless, accurate and secure integration of all third-party applications to your Ellipse system, BPConnect® increases core functionality.
This proven solution synchronises with Ellipse and streamlines the procedure for data entry, providing you with the flexibility to cost effectively develop, support and upgrade your system functionality to suit your specific business requirements.
At COSOL our experts are always ready to help with your queries
We offer ongoing support services for our products and solutions throughout your organisation’s life cycle, delivered by our team of highly experienced experts. Our consultants have a wealth of process, operational systems experience and ERP systems knowledge. When our clients come to us they can be confident that we have the knowledge and ability to:
- Work across multiple ERP systems and within multi-vendor related service models
- Share our experiences with our clients to enhance capabilities specifically required for their operations
- Improve business processes specific to our clients’ operational needs
- Provide support in a flexible format
- Provide skilled professionals on site, remote, full time, part time of as required
- Offer specialist support across our full range of proven solutions and products
To ensure all benefits are realised by the end user, COSOL provides competency and skills training and education so all staff become fully aware of how to use applications.