AEL: The Synopsis

A BPC Success Story

CQS Performance Solutions is helping AEL Mining Services to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to financial consolidation and analysis to support better management decision-making.

Customer profile

AEL Mining Services (AEL), part of JSE-listed AECI, is a leading developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives, initiating systems and blasting services for mining, quarrying and construction markets in Africa and beyond. AEL is also the largest supplier of explosives technology and initiating systems in Africa. Its annual sales are over R5 billion. Just more than half of these sales come from South Africa, with 33% coming from the rest of Africa. The balance is derived from global sales, primarily in South America and South-East Asia.

“As implemented with CQS’s help, SAP BPC 7.5 is delivering greater data accuracy with considerably more detail, materially improving its usefulness as a business tool. Easier report-writing also helps in this regard. We have found that response times are quicker, which is a real benefit when it comes to the poor connectivity we experience with many of our African operations.”

François van Niekerk, Finance Service Executive AEL