The path to interoperability – the pinnacle of the smart mine – is paved with real-time operational data and analytics. Data analytics is a virtual goldmine for mining operations, with initial cost and productivity gains of an estimated 10 to 20 per cent. Moreover, it is projected that in an accelerated technology adoption scenario – involving the deployment of data analytics, robotics and other technologies – a mining operation can reduce their costs by up to 40 per cent. This white paper discusses how a mining company can benefit from actionable data, namely in an operation’s approach to maintenance and asset management. It provides an overview of maintenance stratagems and outlines the rewards of a future forward real-time maintenance approach. Importantly, it reveals how mining companies can adopt a fourstep implementation plan to predictive maintenance and become industry 4.0-ready.