With a turnover that is up more than 50% since 2011 and more than 12 000 clients across over 90 countries, mining IT specialist Micromine’s reputation for providing intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industries continues to grow.From capturing, managing, visualising and understanding data to controlling and reporting on mine production, Micromine has a solution for every stage of the mining value chain. Micromine systems take the user from target generation through to exploration, geological modelling, resources modelling, pit optimisation, mine design, reserve estimation, production scheduling, grade control and beyond. The software system comprises eight modules and its modular structure means it is adaptable to the needs of different users. As an operation grows and its requirements change, the system grows with it. New products “We recently released our Geobank mobile data management system that provides the capability to capture information straight into the database directly from a mobile device, such as a tablet,” explains Marc Ramsay, Micromine’s regional manager for Africa.
“Coal Measure, another new Micromine packaged solution specifically geared for the coal industry, focuses on the nature of coal ore bodies, the database, sampling and QA that has to be fed back to the customer in real time.”“We are also offering customers a much more tailored ROI approach. Aiming to understand our clients’ requirements we offer them a specific configuration that suits their needs. Micromine is ‘every miners’ software’. We accommodate from the juniors to the big corporates, not only in South Africa, but right across Africa,” concludes Ramsay. The system’s philosophy of simplicity extends to its streamlined 3D editing tools that allow complex geological modelling efficiently, accurately and with ease. Investment in R&D Micromine continually commits to technology research, investing up to 25% of software revenue in the development of its solutions, which are also enhanced by client contributions, including client focus groups and beta programme feedback. Located in 21 of the world’s major mineral producing capitals, the company is always close to mining operations, which means it can provide mines with local support and services in a specific language and time zone. Its intuitive solutions are delivered by a team of specialists who understand the software and its capabilities, and how it can be integrated into a specific operation for maximum results.