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OUR VERTICAL

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.

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INNOVATIVE DESIGNS

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.

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.

Integrated best of breed


Case Studies

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.

Anglo

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 20 gold mining operations in 10 countries, as well as several exploration programmes in both the established and new gold producing regions of the world.

Eastplats

Eastern Platinum Limited is a Canadian platinum group metals producer. Eastplats is currently engaged in the development and mining of platinum group metal deposits in South Africa.

Rio Tinto

The Murowa Diamond Mine is an open pit mining operation located in south-central Zimbabwe. Production began in 2004 with a current capability of around 400,000 carats per annum of large, predominantly white, gem-quality diamonds.

Universal Coal

Universal Coal’s projects in South Africa contain over 2 billion tonnes of JORC-compliant coal resources at three low-cost, high-margin thermal coal projects in the Witbank coalfield (Kangala, Roodekop and Brakfontein) and two coking coal assets in the Soutpansberg and Tuli coalfields.