Sustaining Capital

PIPware Sustaining Capital

19% Savings in Sustaining Capital Spend

Introducing PIPware Sustaining Capital – a new software-driven approach to help clients get more from their sustaining capital spend

  • Our clients invest millions every year on sustaining capital programs to maintain and replace their aging operational assets
  • The numerous small-scale capital projects that make up a sustaining capital program typically are not analyzed as rigorously as major capital investments – so results are usually disappointing
  • PIPware Sustaining Capital was built to translate Partners in Performance’s proprietary methodology into an easy-to-use software solution to help you to spend less and get more.
  • This methodology is proven to help clients increase sustaining capital program NPV by 20% while simultaneously reducing capital spend by 10%

Dashboards that display the specific performance targets

  • Define the targets – identify the specific KPIs you care about and set explicit targets (Show performance categories)
  • Understand the performance gaps your portfolio needs to address – quickly quantify the gaps between last year’s performance and next year’s targets. (Show baseline data & Show sources of gaps)
  • Identify key risks for the year ahead and calculate risk-adjusted gaps.
  • And it all rolls up into a dashboard that lets you see the big picture


Identify the projects to close your performance gaps

Every project is scored on its ability to fill the performance gap
  • Enter your existing projects, quickly see the remaining gaps, and identify new projects to close them
  • Built in prioritization tool helps you quickly hone in on the most attractive projects
  • Fit-for-purpose project planning – system guides users to start simple and develop more and more detailed project plans as a project progresses from a concept to approved and ready to implement


Build the optimal sustaining capital portfolio

Dashboard clearly shows spend, NPV, and impact on your KPI gaps
  • Bundle projects and evaluate numerous portfolio options
  • Smart portfolio optimization algorithms creates the ‘ideal’ portfolio – meeting performance goals, then optimizing for best ROI
  • Apply the human factor – manually tweak the system recommended portfolio (Show projects moving above or below the line)
  • Identify your optimal portfolio – meet regulatory requirements, fills KPI gaps, stay within budget, and includes key must-have favourites (Show Ideal Portfolio Curve)


Deliver on time, on budget and realize full benefits

  • We recognize execution is the hardest part, so PIPware Sustaining Capital includes a full suite of project execution management tools
  • Ensure your projects are well planned and ready to start on time
  • Track and manage execution with integrated KPI tracking and reporting and built-in management meetings
  • Track benefits to ensure projects deliver the dollar

 A comprehensive solution for your sustaining capital portfolio

  • With PIPware Sustaining Capital you can get better results and spend less on your sustaining capital program.
  • Embedding a world-class sustaining capital management system in a matter of months
  • Read more about our approach to Sustaining Capital in PIPSpeak
  • Contact Partners in Performance at ( to learn more

While every organisation is different, there are multiple industries which offer significant opportunity in squeezing value from Sustaining Capital.

Sustaining Capital in Underground Mining
Sustaining Capital in Open Pit Mining
Sustaining Capital in Metals Refining
Sustaining Capital in Oil & Gas
Sustaining Capital in Airports