PRESS RELEASE: RPMGlobal has entered into a master software subscription license and services agreement with Proquire.
The Connected Mine solution, built by Accenture, merges mobile, cloud and analytics to enable mining companies to manage their in-pit operations more efficiently.
RPMGlobal can extend this capability by providing integrated mine planning capabilities as part of the Connected Mine solution, thus increasing visibility, productivity and efficiency across the mining value chain.
To reach the level of cross-functional communication the modern environment demands, RPMGlobal said, the Connected Mine utilises the best digital technology and Internet of Things cloud with on-premise platforms. By breaking down rigid data siloes, the Connected Mine ensures that the right information is reaching the right decision-makers.
RPM's CEO and managing director Richard Mathews said: "RPM is pleased to be working with Accenture - a recognised global leader in digital transformation - and for the potential for RPM's products to be made available to the mining industry through the Accenture Connected Mine offering.
"Working together, Accenture and RPM can bring mine engineering insight together with operational acumen into one central system for analysis and decision-making."
A number of early adopters have already shown interest in this collaboration, particularly regarding RPMGlobal's short-term planning solution, XECUTE. By integrating XECUTE into the Connected Mine, users who are executing the mines' operational plans can monitor real-time data and analyse operational performance within the mine.
Mathews said: "This insight will facilitate the ability for end users to predict end of period outcomes, so they can adjust their plans mid shift if needed. If a change is warranted, the system will distribute the new plan to the team in the mine in real time. The system will also monitor activity in the mine and will alert the user to potential safety risks."