MICROMINE is updating its Pitram Shift Planner software to version 2.0, improving integration with the company’s current Pitram solution.
Pitram is MICROMINE’s fleet management and mine control system, incorporating modules for materials management, shift planning, drill and blast, online analytical processing (OLAP) and more.
Pitram’s product strategy manager Gareth Dean said that the update will incorporate improvements based on several client requests, particularly the implementation of user roles and permissions into the system.
“Specifically, an often-cited example of this is the inability to lock down a plan and only allow certain users to create or modify a plan,” he said.
Shift Planner 2.0 also promises UI improvements (including built-in notifications to highlight tasks behind schedule), safety messages, user tracking and the ability to add comments.
Currently, Shift Planner does not allow for a great deal of user configuration of UI elements – the 2.0 update will allow users to dock (hide) unnecessary UI elements by preference.
“No longer are mine sites using paper, white-boards and walkie talkies to track people, equipment and their associated tasks on site,” said Dean.
“MICROMINE’s soon to be released Shift Planner 2.0 offering is a true example of digitisation that will offer significant increase in productivity gains.”