Trimble has acquired private Australian enterprise level information management company Mining Information Systems (MIS).
According to Trimble these new "enterprise level capabilities can enable improved productivity, profitability, and safety by providing a more complete view of geospatial, productivity, workforce, and cost data across functional areas to support better operational and strategic decision making".
Mining Information Systems provide systems for data needed for enterprise wide monitoring and management of mining and minerals processing operations.
The programs are modular, with systems for mining production, processing, HR management, and web-based portals for access.
These systems are scalable and not restricted by different mining methods used.
"MIS systems collect and integrate data across functional areas and sources, regardless of data origin. This capability combined with Trimble’s geospatial solutions can provide increased mine productivity through the aggregation, analysis and presentation of information that enables better decision making for mining customers," Trimble said in a company statement.
“Productivity applications in functional areas such as drill and blast, haulage and materials processing have improved operational efficiencies, but the value of this data has not been fully realised since it is not readily collected and integrated for a complete, site-wide view. MIS offers an enterprise-level system that unlocks data and metrics from across functional areas for a complete view of mine productivity and profitability for decision makers across planning, operations and finance,” Nathan Pugh, business area director of Trimble’s Mining Division, said.
It did not disclose the cost of the acquisition.