Mining software solutions provider, MICROMINE, has launched a new pay-as-you-go subscription model for Australian clients to keep pace with industry need.
The Australian-headquartered company, which offers software solutions that span the mining lifecycle - from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation, 3D mine design, planning and production control - will make the change from contract-based licensing to subscription later this month.
MICROMINE Global Marketing Manager, Kate Gilbey, said the change was in direct response to industry feedback, with client's reporting they wanted flexibility to use the industry-leading software as and when they needed.
"It's no longer a matter of whether individuals and companies want to go digital, as it was when we started our business more than 30 years ago, it's now a matter of how, where and when they want to digitalise their activities, so MICROMINE is keeping pace with that change," Ms Gilbey said.
"The move from contract-based licensing agreements to a subscription model reflects a transition we've seen across many media and software-based industries, including on-demand television, online music streaming and computer operating systems.
"Consumers no longer want to buy software and services outright, they want the flexibility and convenience to use services and systems as and when they need," she added.
"For small explorers in Australia, for whom traditional one-off purchases was cost prohibitive, MICROMINE's new offering alleviates that need to find the capital to invest in software upfront and they can choose the subscription period they need.
"For larger clients, who purchase a lot of licenses, they benefit from a lower initial cost and the ability to offset the costs over a number of years, as well as an ability to change their licensing arrangements and software choices as their needs change and projects evolve from exploration through to full production."
MICROMINE's subscription model for new Australian clients came into effect back in August 2019.
Clients can choose from daily, monthly and yearly subscriptions across four software bundles:
- Explorer: providing visualisation, drill-hole management and analytical tools to optimise exploration projects.
- Geology Modeller: enabling geologists to use the best industry explicit and implicit modelling tools to map, record and analyse geological data.
- Resource Modeller: providing the most comprehensive suite of modelling tools on the market to build, manipulate and estimate resources for any commodity.
- Stratigraphic Modeller: delivering a suite of stratigraphic modelling tools to model and estimate resources through a unique and efficient workflow.
The bundles range from $250 excluding GST per day, to $450 excluding GST per day.
Once the license is activated, clients have access to MICROMINE's user forum and global licensing support five days a week.
The subscription-based licensing will only available for new Australia-based client initially, although MICROMINE has plans to extend the offering across its global business over the coming financial year.
MICROMINE is a leading provider of intuitive software solutions for the exploration and mining sector, which is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia.
MICROMINE's integrated suite of solutions covers the entire mining process, from exploration through to mine production.
MICROMINE understands the software and consultancy needs of operations around the world. Located in the world's major mineral producing capitals, our teams are close to clients' operations. This means MICROMINE can provide local support in the client's own language and time zone.
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Global Marketing Manager
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