Mining companies need software solutions to manage exploration and production of minerals, optimize the use of human resources and equipment, and comply with environmental and health and safety regulations. Mining software can be used to estimate the financial potential of mineral deposits, manage the infrastructure needed for ore recovery, or track the movement of ore during the mining cycle. Some solutions also offer features for land rehabilitation for closed mines. Since mining projects require substantial investments, companies can use this type of software to lower costs for maintenance and production. It can also help mining companies increase the productivity of their employees through better scheduling.
Some mining software solutions focus on exploration and production, while others provide only features for asset maintenance. Most solutions provide integration with back office software like accounting, and with CMMS or EAM for asset management.
To qualify for inclusion in the Mining category, a product must: