To capture data, estimates and assumptions in a consistent way across time and different mine sites, TechConnect built a bespoke Single Page Web Application for the geology team hosted on the Azure cloud. Integrated with the company’s single sign on system, each user is granted access to only the stopes and functionality required for their role.
Users are able to enter the data (which was previously captured in the Excel spreadsheets) securely from any location using a familiar web interface. The ability for supervisors to sign off estimates, data and financials with a single click was an additional crucial business function that was enabled by the deployment of this application.
With the data now captured and verified in a centralised and consistent database, interactive PowerBI reports replaced the Excel charts used to visualise the existing life-cycle of a stope. More crucially, additional dashboards were created to analyse the performance of stopes, sites and geologists across the entire organisation. With the embedded dashboards, geologists can see their data visualised in near real-time without having to leave the application.
The new dashboards have led to insights which have improved estimates and efficiencies within the geology team. Having the infrastructure hosted on the cloud means the maintenance burden and on-going costs to host the solution are negligible.