Large mining and metallurgical complexes have more data than a small city and much it is in “real time”, changing rapidly as internal and external conditions evolve. As corporations buy and sell assets and reengineer their staff, the structure and tools that were used to understand these data are lost. This results in significant deterioration in the ability to maintain a “smart” operation. By embracing a real time infrastructure with a data centric approach mining companies are enabling their people to optimize the availability of their assets and reducing operating costs. The integration of mine to mill for comminution energy optimization is one of the most critical factor due to the large changes in the mineralogy as the mine ages. This presentation will summarize how early adopters are empowering their local and strategic support teams to get insight from the overall process effectiveness index based on key variables such as losses due to (mobile or static) equipment availability, grade recovery optimization, and energy savings.