Mining software solutions

Optimize the entire Mining process with our ERP Applications

Mining software

Increase forecast accuracy, reduce incidents, decrease cost per ton and improve facility uptime with dozens of customizable applications dedicated to your ERP system!

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Complete Solution

Challenges in mining don’t end just on in mining operations. That’s why we offer a complete package of integrated mining solutions. Here are a few examples of what you can do with our applications:

01. Provide reliable data for the operational planning

The operational planning process is effective and provides reliable plans when it has access to detailed historical statistics and freshly updated information about ongoing operations. Novacura Flow helps gather this information by acting as a communication gateway between mining equipment and business systems. It can retrieve the data directly from machines (using OPC-UA, PLC or ABB 800xa). Novacura Flow also gathers current work statuses from all employees thanks to the Mobile Work Order application.

02. Improve planning with visual tools

Novacura Flow offers an advanced visual interface that can be used to improve the operational planning experience. The planning specialist can switch different charts (including Gantt, Kanban, and bucket chart). The solution can present plans from different perspectives – the machine, the person or the production site. And all these perspectives can be shown simultaneously to make planning very efficient.

Thanks to the connectivity with operational applications, plans can be then converted to work orders and synchronized with mobile applications used by operators.

03. Streamline mining operations

With the Novacura Flow solution for mining, every mine crew member can be connected to the solution thanks to the “Mobile work order” application. In this app, all users get their daily tasks with priorities. Application can provide them with further details (additional documentation attached to task). Application can force a specific way of the task execution by providing the performance checklist that must be completed by the team member before finalizing the task. The application gathers all task statuses changes, that are immediately transferred to managers, and that can also be used to update operational plans. And it all can work in the offline mode.

04. Supervision supported by real-time-data

Thanks to the “Mobile work order” application and iIOT connectivity – Novacura Flow can gather tons of data about the performance of tasks and all unexpected situations (like downtime or damage).

This data can be then transferred into KPIs and presented on different charts thanks to the Novacura Flow Portal. Employees can also see their individual goals and check the current performance in their mobile applications.

05. Control the weight on every stage

Thanks to Novacura Flow ability to directly connect to the iIOT devices, the entire product journey through the mine can be precisely traced. Novacura Flow can use industrial sales and read the weight of the product on every stage (i.e before crushing and after). Our solution can then compare losses versus standard and alert the operator or supervisor if the loss exceeded acceptable threshold. Thanks to that, the manager can precisely identify the place of loss and take the actions to increase efficiency (decrease cost per ton)

06. Integrate the maintenance

In our solution, all areas of mining – from planning, via logistics to maintenance operations are integrated. Thanks to that, maintenance operators get the access to all the statistics gathered from the machines (like pressure, temperature or km traveled by the truck). Directly in their application they can start the new preventive maintenance action if any of the parameters warn them.

The maintenance tasks are visible in mobile application dedicated for the maintenance crew – they can see tasks details, asset documentation and report work statuses.

Moreover, all maintenance actions (planned / ad-hoc) can be included in the updated production plans in the planning module.

07. B2B Portals

Novacura Flow Portal is perfect for B2B Portals. This solution is perfect to manage the communication with mine customers and suppliers (maintenance subcontractors, laboratories etc.). The B2B portal can be used by 3rd parties to define new customer orders, confirm deliveries, present and approve financial settlements and handle invoices flow.

08. Safety & Compliance

Being compliant with regulations, especially in the safety area is crucial in mining. All the safety, quality, and environmental checklists can be managed within specific mobile application. Inspection results are then stored in the database and can be printed if necessary.

Application can also manage employees’ certificates validity and automatically alert if the person lost his entitlement to perform a complicated or dangerous task.

09. Strategical investments management

Our solution can support mines in strategical investments planning. Because of all modules of this solution are integrated – managers get the access to all historical data – from asset utilization, via maintenance history, ending with drilling area efficiency and financial costs of operations. By combining all these dimensions managers can evaluate the trends and take right strategical decisions based on facts. For example – they can decide if it is better to invest in the new equipment and reduce maintenance costs that increase month by month.

Novacura Flow can also help you plan and execute investment projects, supporting the budgeting phase, defining scope, reporting project progress, project finance analysis, supplier management and much more.

List of supported areas

Below we summarize the list of areas* supported by our package of mobile applications for mining companies:

Operational Planning
  • Gathering the data about real performance directly from the machines and from mobile work order applications
  • Visual planning using a multi-dimensional perspective
  • Integration between plans and work orders in mobile apps – task assignments based on the plan
  • Integration with laboratory – direct access to the attached analysis – mining operations are always drilling in the most cost-efficient area
Mining Operations / Enrichment / Laboratory
  • Mobile work orders for mine crew – access to task details, task performance checklists, task status reporting, time reporting
  • Crew management (task assignment, task progress monitoring, reported time verification, holidays scheduling, replacements)
  • Downtime reporting
  • Incident reporting
  • Precise production monitoring – from drilling to every enrichment stage
  • Mobile app for the lab assistant to scan the drill-hole RFID and printout an analysis barcode
Automation / Technology
  • Offline mode available for all mobile applications
  • Industrial IoT (IIoT) connectivity – Integration between machines and ERP using OPC/UA, PLC, ABB 800xa / Siemens standards – real performance & maintenance statistics processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Augmented Reality for remote support for maintenance operators
Logistics
  • Monitoring of the entire material / product flow at each delivery point by integrating IoT industry scales / RFID
  • Mobile apps for truck drivers – GEO location monitoring – ability to track product stock at each location
  • KPI dashboards to analyze truck utilization (ton*km) / monitor material loss in logistics
  • Transportation planning based on operational plan and real amount of product on particular stages
Maintenance & Asset management
  • Maintenance tasks planning – Integration with operational planning
  • Mobile Work orders for maintenance (preventive & reactive) (incl. asset documentation management, inspection checklists off-line mode support)
  • Tools management / Spare parts management
  • Automatic gathering stats from machines to determine preventive tasks (i.e. based on the ton-km for trucks)
Safety & Compliance
  • Compliance audits planning
  • Audit execution on mobile devices with offline capabilities and checklists
  • Integration of Health, Safety & Quality instructions in all work processes (applications)
  • Safety incident management
  • Safety certificates management/ access privileges checking
  • Safety reporting & analysis
  • Printable documentation management
Operational supervision / Strategical management
  • KPI Dashboards / Portals – presented information based on the data gathered in a real-time
  • Team target boards
  • Operational effectiveness analysis (cost per ton, material losses on every stage, drilling area effectiveness etc.)
  • Maintenance effectiveness analysis (MTW, MTTR, maintenance costs, MTBM)
  • Asset utilization analysis (downtime, ton*km, defects)
  • Safety events monitoring
Contractor management
  • B2B portal for customers – formal communication with the customers inside one portal solution
  • Features: demand confirmation, customer order processing, deliveries confirmation, financial settlements and more
  • B2B portal for maintenance & laboratory subcontractors
  • Features: task assignments, performance reporting, financial settlements, maintenance stats accessing and more
Strategical management
  • Strategical analysis support – access to the historical data, trends analysis
  • Strategical projects planning – ROI analysis
  • Strategical project planning – scope, financials, resources, suppliers, schedule etc.
  • Strategical projects execution – progress supervision, cost tracking and suppliers management

*And a lot more…

“With Novacura Flow we got the mobility capabilities and solution to retrieve data from different systems.”

Martin Hjartstrom, Technical Development Manager at Kaunis Iron

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Our Software Platform

We take care not only of the business capabilities but also of the technical aspects and features. Below we present key characteristics differentiating our offering from a specific mining solution.

Interface optimized for heavy industries

Our applications run on a very sophisticated software platform – Novacura Flow. One of the key foundations of this platform is to run on every device – from barcode scanners, via mobile phones and tablets, up to workstations equipped with large screens.

But we are not just another SaaS software that offers that. We have optimized our user interface for users that operate in harsh conditions. I.e. – our applications can run in a field with no internet connection using a specific offline mode.

Interface optimized for thousands of operations per day
Ready for changes thanks to low-code heart!

Ready for changes thanks to low-code heart!

Every company is different from the other. You might have specific processes and require unique features and we are ready for that! We created our applications for mining based on the low-code platform.

Our applications are not hard-coded so our customers can modify them or clone them and create variants. And they can build their own applications. And thanks to the low-code engine they can create apps by drawing them like they draw a business process.

Integration with ERP. Deep integration!

Our low-code platform Novacura Flow and industry applications can play a vital role in the mining company. But we don’t forget about the ERP!

We treat the ERP system as a primary system – all master data, operations and reported information are stored there. And everything that users do in Novacura is immediately visible in the ERP! It is possible because our platform has specialized online connectors to ERP systems. You can think about Novacura Flow as an alternative, mobile and efficient user interface for your ERP.  Thus, you can easily adopt Novacura Flow without changing surrounding processes that can still run in your ERP!

Novacura Flow - Deep integration with ERP

Implementation process goes seamlessly

and without risks

1. Mature implementation methodology

We have a mature implementation methodology divided into stages (like initial requirements workshop, feasibility study, etc.) — that way the whole project is predictable and can be fully controlled and coordinated by us.

2. 17+ years of experience

We have 17+ years of experience in mining. There is a library of ready-to reuse applications that can be
presented to the customer and customized according to his needs. And the library is available on the Novacura Flow Marketplace.

3. Low-code platform

Novacura FLOW is a low-code platform – so we can implement everything our customer wants, and every element can be adjusted to specific customer’s needs.

4. Solid base of industrial connectors

We have a solid base of industrial connectors – the technology is no longer a problem.

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Östen Westman Sales Director Novacura

Östen Westman, Sales Director