The key to our success is the fact that we identify verticals inside our vertical. For example: A gold mine does not operate in the same way as a coal mine. A platinum plant process, differs from a diamond washing plant. Mobile assets are not maintained in the same manner as fixed plant equipment. Health and safety for an open cast mine does necessarily cover the issues for an under ground mine. Functionality for HR/Payroll in labor intensive mining is extensive where trade unions operate opposed to mechanized mines. Planning for underground activities is more complex. Contract mining poses its own unique challenges; compared to traditional employee driven mining. Exploration for mineral resources faces challenges not understood by drillers on oil rigs.
Axnosis provides software solutions to exploration; mining and metals processors (xMMP); asset intensive organisations; mining services companies and other related industries. Axnosis solutions use Microsoft Dynamics technology. Founded more than a decade ago with consultants that have industry knowledge, technology experience and passion to successfully deliver mining solutions
The word Axnosis refers to applied knowledge. ‘Ax’ is derived from Axapta (now Dynamics Ax) and ‘nosis’ comes from the Greek word ‘Gnosis’ or ‘knowledge’. Applied knowledge is a powerful tool to deliver effective business solutions ̶ the result of deep knowledge and years of experience that enable us, as business consultants, software developers and IT technicians to align our solutions to clients’ business requirements, thereby empowering them to achieve improved business results and add value to their companies.
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Without a doubt, Microsoft Dynamics AX is the most innovative, implementable, flexible, easy-to-use, and affordable Tier 1 ERP solution available. Combine this with our decades of mining knowledge, business intelligence capabilities, and best practices, and you have a integrated best-of-breed solution with craftsman-like quality at a tremendous value.
The Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions are rated by analysts as cheaper and more cost effective than most other similar systems. Proven Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is considerably lower and user adoption is good. Added to this is the fact that Microsoft Dynamics AX work with and lives in harmony with its other Microsoft siblings such as; Windows server, SQL server, Microsoft Office and SharePoint.
Best of breed; top of the class. Now best of breed is actually integrated. We offer the best of the best all in the same environment. No need for expensive and unreliable interfaces to synchronize master data (files).
At the core; Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 software includes all critical business functions. It boasts a complete ERP financials management, deep supply chain (SCM) capabilities. Very strong Engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) functions. Master planning (MRP) and Production management for both discreet and process manufacturing are included. Extended functionality such as HR/Payroll, Time attendance and more also exist.
The Microsoft Dynamics AX and xMMP 2012 software is composed of these components:
- The Microsoft SQL Database Server, that stores the Microsoft Dynamics AX data (master, transactional and reporting data)
- The “File Server” – actually stored in Microsoft SQL Database as well.
- The Application Object Server(s) (AOS), a service that controls all aspects of Microsoft Dynamics AX’s operation (also stored in Microsoft SQL Database)
- The Client(s), the actual user interface into Microsoft Dynamics AX.
- AX development and modification is done with its own integrated development environment (IDE), MorphX, which resides in the same application that a normal day-to-day user would access, thus allowing development to take place and be compiled into the core of Dynamics Ax. Development can also be performed in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 through a Visual Studio plugin.
- The reporting engine is Microsoft SQL Reporting Services.
INTEGRATED BEST OF BREED
Have you ever asked: “How many metres have been drilled per day and in total? What has the rig availability been? What consumables have been used?” If you know the answer to these questions, then how much effort did it take to capture the information for reporting? And how well do the reports reconcile with the contractor’s invoice?
The team at Axnosis have developed inside Dynamics Ax, Ax CoreDrill – a customisable, flexible tool for answering the above questions and more.
The process of constructing a mining facility and the infrastructure to support the extraction of ore is known as mine development. These activites may involve; The preparation of the mine site by clearing trees and blasting rock, The construction of mining facilities such as head frames, administration buildings or mechanical shops, The creation of infrastructure such as power lines and substations, roads or water lines.
The question is does your mining software know this? Can the software track costs, manage the activities and control the contractors?
Planning and monitoring the day-to-day progress of all aspects of ore extraction is normally found as a remote island in the stormy seas of systems. Whether you operate an underground or open pit mine, Dynamics Ax lets you control essential mining processes in an integrated environment. With all data stored in a central database, all decisions are made using the most up-to-date information, which is available on-demand where and when it is needed. Download measurements directly from total stations and GPS recorders, then merge pickup data, update excavation status, report volumetric progress, and lay out dig limits and blast patterns. Improve ore control by enabling grade control engineers to use assay data and polygons to manage the daily operational grade control requirements.
Mostly neglected and left to be managed informally on spreadsheets; housing rental and worker occupation of mine houses …
Mines are facing many challenges and have mandatory compliance requirements across many disciplines such as corporate governance, unions, safety and environmental. To manage these issues in the mining industry can be complex to near impossable to state the obvious. We have seen and know that with proper tools; formal management of compliance and risk makes the imposable – possable and pratical. Thus from ISO requirements to local statutory functions we have you covered.
Our software is built for the exploration, mining, minerals processing and gems community. Here with a few case studies of Microsoft Dynamics in our vertical.
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