Teck Resources

Teck Resources

Portfolio Description

Background and History

Teck Resources Limited, known as Teck Cominco until late 2008, is a diversified natural resources company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, that is engaged in mining and mineral development, including coal for the steelmaking industry, copper, zinc, and energy. Teck is one of Canada’s leading mining companies, focused on providing products that are essential to building a better quality of life for people around the globe.

The Problem

Teck Resources had an extensive legacy SharePoint 2010 and 2013 environment that they wished to migrate to SharePoint Online.

Their challenges were:

  • The on-premises infrastructure consisted of dozens of servers and over 5,700 SharePoint sites and site collections. 
  • They needed to migrate over 20 TB of data.
  • They had thousands of legacy workflows, hundreds of custom web-parts, and other customizations that needed to be rebuilt for their new environment.

Our Solution

Spot Solutions was engaged by Teck to complete the migration, along with rebuilding all the required workflows, apps, and custom web parts.

During the multi-year projects, experts at Spot Solutions developed the new sites using SharePoint Online, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. This project included the development of:

  • Rebuilding each workflow, custom web part, data integration, and other customizations as Power Platform objects.
  • Identifying which sites were in production and which were no longer used and could be archived.
  • Working extensively with a variety of stakeholders in both English and Spanish.
  • Migrating all the data to the new site with no loss of productivity to the business units.
  • Developing and nurturing a SharePoint Champions Network with a culture of Citizen Development.


The Impact 

Teck Resources now have a modern site for each of their business units with automated business processes, data integration with other systems, and reporting.

Now they can:

  • Access all their information from one location.
  • Increase their productivity by developing low-code and no-code solutions with internal resources.
  • Encourage adoption of the sites and employee engagement through the SharePoint Champions Network.

Spot Solutions continues to work with Teck to provide support and enhancements to their platform.