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Adding value to African mining through intuitive software solutions

Mining leaders from across Africa can learn how to make their operations more productive and cost effective by attending interactive product demonstrations hosted at the 2015 Mining Indaba by MICROMINE Africa – a leading provider of intuitive software solutions and services to the global exploration and mining industry.

Mining Indaba is recognised as the world’s largest mining investment conference, the world’s third largest mining conference, and Africa’s largest mining event. MICROMINE Africa Customer Services Manager Craig Peek notes that this prestigious event serves as the ideal platform for the company to showcase its new and existing solutions to a wide variety of high-profile decision makers.

Micromine Rotated Block Model 3D“This is an exceptionally important event for MICROMINE Africa, as it provides us with a significant return on investment not only on a local level, but for the entire MICROMINE Group. As a result, a considerable amount of preparation goes into ensuring that existing and potential clients are provided with value-added solution demonstrations specific to their individual needs,” he states.

A comprehensive range of tried-and-trusted and recently-launched MICROMINE Africa solutions will be on display at the 2015 Mining Indaba, being hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 9 to 12 February 2015.

Products on display

Micromine 2014: A comprehensive and easy-to-use exploration and mine design solution that offers integrated tools for modelling, estimation, design, optimisation and scheduling. Released in June, Micromine 2014 provides explorers with an in-depth understanding of their projects to ensure that prospective regions can be targeted more effectively, increasing the chance of a project’s success.

Geobank Mobile 2: Launched locally in October 2014, Geobank Mobile 2 enables the user to easily collect and manipulate geological field data. The software ensures accurate data capture with real-time validation and rich data input controls that minimise errors at point of entry. It maximises efficiency with customisable calculated fields, in-built data approval and transfer mechanisms.

Geobank: Geobank is MICROMINE’s flexible, reliable and secure data management solution that captures, validates, stores and manages data from diverse sources. Geobank has been designed specifically for the resource industry and is used by companies of all sizes; from small operations with one site, to large blue chip operations with sites located around the world. As a flexible solution, Geobank can be modified to suit an operation’s growing data needs.

Coal Measure: Coal Measure is a dynamic and integrated software solution for coal data management and coal data processing with 3D seam modelling, resource categorisation, resource reporting, pit optimisation, pit design and scheduling.

Pitram: The leading mine operations system records, manages and processes mine site data in real-time, helping operations to increase productivity, decrease costs and improve safety. As a scalable solution, Pitram is suitable for open pit and underground mine construction, development and production.

Peek believes that by demonstrating this range at the 2015 Mining Indaba, MICROMINE Africa has the opportunity to consolidate its strength in markets where the company is well-known, in addition to opening up new avenues of growth in regions where the company has less exposure.

“Mining Indaba is a hands-on event, with a considerable amount of interaction between high-level decision makers and exhibitors. This enables clear and effective communication, which in turn leads to a good understanding of the exact requirements of each client, thereby streamlining the sales process. Bearing this in mind, we would like to increase our presence in key African markets such as the DRC, Namibia and Zambia,” he continues.

According to Peek, the vast majority of software purchasing decisions tend to be based on the operational lifespan of the mine. He stresses that it is therefore essential for software vendors to create sustainable and long-term relationships with exploration houses. “MICROMINE Africa prides itself on offering flexible solutions which can be adapted according to the evolving needs of clients, and we are fully committed to all of our clients, regardless of size.”

Ongoing commitment to user-focused conferences

Peek attributes MICROMINE Africa’s success in developing and maintaining long-term relationships to high-quality solutions and dedicated after-sales and technical support. He reveals that in addition to participating in large conferences such as Mining Indaba, MICROMINE Africa also hosts smaller and more personalised user conferences to further develop rapport with clients in the industry.

“This unique and value-added service involves company representatives travelling to targeted regions to offer advice and support to existing clients, while highlighting the benefits of our services to prospective clients. The MICROMINE Africa user conference is a two-day event that involves in-depth product demonstrations on the first day. The second day involves a ‘Masters Class for Micromine’, where all attendees are given a certificate for operating the software solution,” he adds.

The MICROMINE Africa user conferences are planned for the Namibian, Ghanaian and Tanzanian markets in early 2015. To find out more about the MICROMINE Africa user conferences, email cpeek@micromine.co.za

MICROMINE Africa will be exhibiting at Stand 630 in the main hall throughout the duration of the 2015 Mining Indaba. For more information on the event visit www.miningindaba.com

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