De Beers is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in diamond exploration, mining, grading, marketing and retail. It employs more than 20,000 people across the global diamond industry, mostly in the diamond source countries of Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.
The De Beers contract further reinforces COSOL’s position as internationally recognised data management and migration experts, and is the result of the company’s commitment to develop a proprietary data migration software platform capable of delivering outstanding outcomes for major global corporations.
COSOL CEO Scott McGowan said the contract demonstrated the power of RPConnect® to underpin digital transformation for global scale organisations.
“De Beers is an established, long-standing leader in the diamonds sector and COSOL is delighted to have been chosen to play such a key role in helping De Beers navigate digital transformation,” said Mr McGowan.
“Old data stored on legacy systems remains vital to the corporate and commercial operations of major organisations and COSOL is pleased to be a leading provider of secure, efficient services to help bring our valued customers along the challenging transformation journey.”
De Beers Group is undertaking a global digital transformation project to standardise its ERP platform in which the programme will migrate each of the De Beers brands to a new standard – SAP S/4 HANA.
COSOL will be responsible for the profiling, extraction, cleansing and migration of data from a number of diverse platforms – including multiple SAP ECC6 and Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems. In addition, COSOL’s proprietary software platform, RPConnect®, will be the foundation for the De Beers Group transformation programme.