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Barrick Gold Turns to OpenText to Help Streamline Information Flow

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Document Management solution provides full content lifecycle management, offering a single, authoritative repository for storing and organizing capital project information

Every single document that is required to build a mine is stored in Content Server. This includes CAD drawings, contracts, engineering data, production reports and as-built documents. If the operational team needs to refer back to the original document, it is there in one repository as opposed to being scattered over multiple systems. That is definitely something that we are striving for, and part of the reason that we decided to implement Content Server globally.

Tony Santillan, a project manager within the Information Management and Technology group at Barrick

Challenge

Barrick recognized that moving away from paper-based processes for capturing, routing and reviewing project information and adopting an electronic content management system would have clear advantages. It could provide more efficient and effective collaboration among employees, contractors and vendors. This is critical to reduce costs, improve the quality of decisions, and minimize rework.

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Value

  • The OpenText document management system provides Barrick with full content lifecycle management for any type of electronic document. It offers a single, authoritative repository for storing and organizing documents.
  • By capturing all the information through the life of a project in a central electronic repository, the project owner can assess the material once the project is completed and decide what needs to be kept in terms of records, what should be transferred to the operational team for day-to-day use, and what can be deleted.

Business benefits include:

  • Unification of global regions and documentation into one system
  • Significant reduction in document search time
  • Increased speed and ability to get information, shortening project schedules and costs
  • End-to-end content management as content flows through critical processes
  • Improved information sharing

About Barrick Gold Corporation

Barrick Gold Corporation is the gold industry leader, with interests in 25 operating mines and a pipeline of projects located across five continents, in addition to large land positions on some of the most prolific mineral districts. For more information, visit www.barrick.com.