MineRP’s solutions support effective strategic, business, and operational planning, increase production and operational efficiencies, and even implement short interval control systems, all against the backdrop of a live mineral asset. It was with this vision in mind that MineRP collaborated with FlowCentric Technologies, a trusted global developer of Business Process Management and Optimisation Software.
Mining operations are fundamentally process driven, making a mine’s processes arguably one of their most important assets. MineRP identified the need to formalise the way they capture and digitise these inherent processes, to effectively manage and optimise their outcomes. After detailed investigation it was concluded that the capabilities, scalability, and cost of Processware from FlowCentric Technologies perfectly suited the needs of MineRP.
“With Processware all actions taken by a user are traceable and auditable. This was a particularly important feature for us, as mines have a legal responsibility to ensure that their processes are transparent and that their staff are accountable for their actions.” explains Franco Megannon, MineRP Product Owner for workflow and orchestration.
“We are proud of our partnership with MineRP, and are excited to see the new and innovative ways that MineRP will use Processware to add value to the mining industry.,” says Jacques Wessels, CEO of FlowCentric Technologies.
“In early 2014 MineRP and FlowCentric Technologies entered into a partnership agreement. Since then MineRP have successfully entrenched Processware within our product stack, creating a powerfully integrated solution called MineForms, specifically catering to the mining industry,” says Megannon.
Using the power of MineForms, MineRP has successfully implemented electronic business process management solutions for clients in the platinum, gold, iron and diamond mining industries. These solutions range from relatively simple processes such as managing the daily advance bookings for each mine overseer, to the complex algorithm-based reporting of safety assessments done by rock engineers.
“MineForms has become a cornerstone component in the MineRP enterprise mineral resource planning framework.” says Megannon. MineForms integrates seamlessly with the various other components of the MineRP Framework, from the browser based SpatialDash to the 3D MineRP Explorer CAD application. Using these integrated solutions, users are able to:
Capture spatial information and augment existing data within a controlled, auditable environment
Action processes using spatial data
Launch reports, audits and incidents, as well as
Visualize and manage the results of these processes in a single platform
In the coming year, MineRP intends to expand their platform to not only serve mining companies, but also governments. MineRP is developing a National Resource Governance solution that will allow countries to manage their mineral wealth to the best interest of their citizens. Utilising MineForms, governments can provide online portals through which citizens and stakeholders alike can become involved in the growth of the extractive industry. The portal will handle application and management of mining permits, licences and rights as well as other related legal items, routing the applications to the correct departments and ensuring that the applicant receives feedback within the legislated period. Through MineRP’s National Resource Governance solutions, corporations are able to access appropriate information quickly and reliably, without having to run the gauntlet often associated with government interactions.
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