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Managing OpEx, quality data capture & tenements for explorationLearn about our software solution for the exploration phase
Tracking capital projects, inventory & workforce requirementsLearn about our efficiency building ERP solution for the development phase
The mining industry has always had to manage a certain level of volatility, from fluctuating ore prices to high labour costs and the uncertainty of what is actually in the ground, however as we move in to more uncertain times, raising capital and moving an asset through to production has never been harder.
Over 22 years’ experience delivering mining business management software solutions, Scope Systems understand these issues and with this knowledge have developed a scalable solution to support you through each phase of your entire mine life-cycle.
The Exploration phase in mining primarily focuses on proving and confirming the value of the project through various drilling and geo-physical studies.
The Development phase consists of activities such as pre and bankable feasibility studies, pilot mining and intensive drilling.
Exploration Chart of Accounts
During the exploration phase there are different activities and costs tracked than in production. We set up your chart of accounts to accommodate these specific cost buckets without cluttering up the GL with segments not yet required.
Utilising the project costing module we are able to remove the “clutter” from the main GL and control costs at a very granular level by managing CBS and WBS at the project costing sub ledger level
JV reporting and consolidations
Due to its unique ability to set up individual datasets for each trading entity within the one database, Pronto has the benefit of setting up a consolidation company that is then able to take and manage JV percentages from each of the entities.
Project costing is a powerful tool to set up and manage forecast, budgets and actuals with granular tracking of transactions and commitments allowing for tighter control of cash flow
As an ERP Pronto allows for payroll to be integrated into the one system, seamlessly managing salary overheads and payroll processes within the one system, rather than manual transactions and journals from 3rd parties
Expanding on the exploration GL, Pronto enables the flexibility to grow your chart of accounts to allow for financial management of more capital intensive expenses
Increased purchasing controls
By adding on a purchase requisition approval system mining companies can continue to allow the project managers to raise purchase requisitions however not hitting the purchasing system until approval checks and balances have been authorised
Pronto is implemented with a powerful Cognos Financial Reporting Writing tool, this is able to produce board and stakeholder reports easily and from real time data
Fixed Asset Set Up
As a mine develops assets are acquired and multiple fixed asset regimes allow for better management of the diverse assets a mining company acquires
Long lead items are tendered for and purchasing of high value items can occur. The ability to set up the tender, contract and milestone payments against KPI’s are easily set up
Multi Currency Transactions
From a purchase level of overseas inventory to full mirroring at transactional level of your GL for overseas projects, Pronto has the ability to be set up with unlimited currencies
Capital Management Reporting
Pronto is implemented with a powerful Cognos Financial Reporting Writing tool, this is able to produce project summary and detail reports for project managers to understand project budgets v actuals easily against real time data
Production Profit and Loss Reports
As you move into production more detailed visualisations of operational costs, production and performance become critical to manage margins with fluctuating ore prices. Scope has developed intuitive mining dashboards to monitor all aspects of your operation
Scope Systems has developed a solution to track production actuals from drill plans, equipment, people, inventory and material movements. PLODtrack has a powerful, intuitive and real time data tracking solution designed with geologists and engineers in mind
Budget and Forecasting
Scope Systems is able to offer an enterprise corporate performance management platform for better and faster decision-making for everything from strategy, forecasts, budgets, reports, and analysis
Developed in collaboration with our mining clients the TMS is able to track costs and physicals against tenements to enable accurate cost reporting and single touch upload to the Form 5 regulatory report
Time and Expense Management
Mobile capture of timesheets and expenses against personnel and projects allow for accurate tracking of all elements related to a project not just the high capital cost items
EPCM Contracts can be set up in Pronto with the ability to track KPI’s, payment milestones and cost retention of funds based on performance criteria.
Pre and Bankable Feasibility reporting
Physicals tracking is able to record units of measure not just costs allowing reports to be generated to provide visibility on activities required to meet Pre and Bankable Feasibility reports.
Detailed project reporting
Pronto is implemented with a powerful Cognos Financial Reporting Writing tool, this is able to produce project summary and detail reports for project managers to understand project budgets v actuals easily against real time data.
WBS Set up and Activity recording
With the power of project costing Pronto has the ability to set up a comprehensive hierarchy structure that is able to track unlimited levels of work breakdown structure for a comprehensive view of activities against your project
Project Milestone Payment Management
EPCM Contracts can be set up in Pronto with the ability to track KPI’s, payment milestones and cost retention of funds based on performance criteria
Project Performance Management
Integrated with PLODtrack production actuals can be benchmarked against financials to ensure that both physical and costs are managed
Operational Performance Management
Scope Systems has developed a solution to track production actuals from drill plans, equipment, people, and inventory and material movements. PLODtrack has a powerful, intuitive and real time data tracking solution designed with geologists and engineers in mind
Initial Asset Take On
Once the project has been completed by the EPCM there may be a number of assets that are handed over from project to operations. These are plant, fixed, heavy and mobile equipment assets. These are easily uploaded into Pronto to be managed both cost and performance
Inventory Set Up
As with the asset take on, any spare parts or stock that has been acquired during the project phase is now uploaded to the inventory module so that stock levels of critical parts for the plant and equipment can be managed
During development it has become popular to engage in pilot mining to prove the feasibility of a project. Pronto has a physicals tracking element in built that is able to track drilling and material movements at a cost level to provide validity to a possible full mine
As the mine becomes a viable option, overburden or initial ground works take place to build camps and plants, these can be tracked and managed within Pronto and PLODtrack as you execute on the project development or engage mining contractor services
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
Pronto has a fully integrated powerful plant maintenance system that has been tailored specifically for mining with Scope IP.
Asset Data Management and Performance
With the information from the Plant Maintenance module, inventory and PLODtrack Assets can be tracked for performance and for costs.
As assets are tracked and actuals reported back through the powerful reporting and visualisation tools in Pronto and PLODtrack management can choose to make changes to the plan or process to optimise the operation
Recruitment and On Boarding
Recruiting the best applicant easily and quickly with instant search functionality and all relevant data in a single system, you can identify, hire and onboard the best talent from a number of sources such as your own website, recruitment sites and advertisements.
HRM Employee Data Capture
Human Resource Management helps you effectively organise, staff, and deliver built in HR self-service and smarts. Easily manage the complete employee HR lifecycle along with information such as inductions, tickets and licences.
On Site Payroll and Self Service
Employee self-service of timesheets integrates into Pronto Payroll, along with leave balance enquiries and payslip enquiries reduces HR overheads
Manage rosters, transportation and rooms all in one solution. Once rosters are set up, transportation and rooms are automatically assigned, and can be manually adjusted in response to ad hoc changes and employee/contractor movements.
Training and E-Learning
A comprehensive learning and development system allows you to define requirements, identify training and compliance gaps and match and deliver effective learning and training.
Track performance management processes and gain insight so that you can understand the talent landscape and allows you to align high-performers with key business objectives, while developing tomorrow’s leaders.
Covers all aspects of planning and managing risk, safety and compliance. Our paperless, easy-to-use solution leaves a complete audit trail, and connects everyone involved in a particular project, job or location. WHS (Workplace Health and Safety) allows you proactively identify, control, and manage workplace health and safety incidents and hazards for improved safety and reduced risk.
Mineral exploration is a costly exercise with no return on investment. Without capital raising, joint ventures or refinancing from other projects, exploration simply would not be able to happen. During this phase, drilling, sampling, environmental permits, bankable and definitive feasibility studies have to be carried out to present a viable asset to possible investors and move the project forward.
Scope Systems Exploration Solution is able to assist the management of the exploration phase and keeping tighter control of your expensive project costs
As you introduce the use of heavy equipment, and move towards full scale mine development you will want to extend the capabilities of your mining ERP system. At this stage, you will undertake Engineering and Construction projects with the requirement to manage and begin acquiring plant assets. The ability to monitor your projects costs will reduce cost blow outs and delays ensuring that becoming operational is on time and to budget.
Scope Systems mining ERP solution allows you to leverage from your initial exploration ERP investment as opposed to a costly rip-and-replace approach by extending it to offer you new capabilities across a wider user range
Once in the production stages of your mine, you will want to streamline your operations to ensure productivity at the lowest cost. Obtaining the required efficiencies will mean having the right systems in place.
Scope Systems Mine Production Data Tracking solution can be extended to address data capture, asset protection and advanced analytics.
Tracking your operational costs:
The right controls will be put in place to ensure that expenditure is tracked and monitored effectively, and will have positive impact on your cash flow. Putting the right cost-tracking measures in place from day one is key to ensuring your longevity and future operability as you evolve or as the mining markets fluctuate.
Ensuring the right data is captured:
Whether reporting to directors, shareholder, banks or regulatory bodies, Scope Systems exploration ERP solution ensures accurate data is not only captured, but provides a dynamic web-based reporting environment that meets all of your reporting requirements.
Managing your tenements:
Tracking anniversary dates, capturing physical data relating to your drilling operations and managing costs associated with tenements is all integrated with your mining ERP solution, providing a single point to capture, analyse and report on tenements data, including your regulatory Form 5 reporting commitments.
Advanced tracking and management of capital projects:
Greater control of EPCM contracts to ensure that these high value projects run to time and budget to increase the potential of hitting first pour deadlines. Capital acquisition and asset management facilities providing full visibility and maintenance of you assets;
Inventory Management and Procurement controls:
As your workforce on site grows so does the need for larger inventory and purchasing processes, with a Scope Mining ERP the system is able to provide greater control and measures that prevent unnecessary or costly purchases; along with low bandwidth remote access for sites ensuring all key users have access to the functions and data they require but that HO are able to see transactions in real time.
Scaling into a larger workforce with the right tools to manage these resources:
With an increased camp so does the complexity of staff management and HR. Pronto Xi Payroll is able to be upgraded to an enterprise employee portal that allows staff to manage their own leave balances, view pay slips and update personal data reducing the need to increase headcount in the HO to manage these tasks.
Capture and analyze operational data:
This is completed in a way that eliminates the need for complex spreadsheets and multiple levels of data entry. Scope Systems PLODtrack solution not only provides fast accurate data capture, but makes shift or claim reports instantly available. Reduction in shift reporting times means more time for productivity.
Protect your assets and minimize equipment failures:
The solution contains full preventative maintenance management of your assets, whether mobile or fixed, increasing overall productivity and minimizing unplanned costs.
More complex reporting and data analytics:
Requirements can be met with Scope Systems’ suite of BI reports and dashboards that provide interactive analysis, highlighting trends and anomalies.
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