Dassault Systèmes has released the latest version of the InSite mine production management and reconciliation software from GEOVIA, formerly known as Gemcom Software prior to its acquisition in 2012. GEOVIA says InSite delivers advanced reconciliation tools to analyse the variance between planned and actual production, helping mines improve their operational efficiency, lower costs and gain greater confidence in their production data, resulting in better planning decisions.

It says InSite 4.4 offers further advances for mine operations managers, engineers and geologists to quickly and effectively reconcile large quantities of production data.  Enhancements to Shift Management, Central Monitoring and the new Inspect and Correct feature, focus on helping users overcome the challenge of identifying variances and improving the reliability and confidence in their data between planned and actual production. The latest release makes it easier to justify and implement changes to models, engineering assumptions or operational processes to make plans more accurate and achievable.

“In order to improve data integrity and eliminate islands of information, MATSA implemented GEOVIA InSite. Timely, validated and correct production information is now available. Controlled reporting and data integration is automated and analysis of planned versus actual ore produced helps to ensure that the mine is operating within performance parameters. InSite introduces best reconciliation practises into our company allowing improvements to models, plans or processes, efficiency gains and improved product delivery,” says Trafigura Mining Group (MATSA) advisor mining technical solutions Roberto Vargas.

InSite 4.4 highlights include:

  • A new Inspect and Correct feature helps to uncover errors that may exist in operational data. Highly flexible and easy–to-use, the feature allows users to create various views of data and perform calculations on the different views to test the accuracy of the data and to make necessary corrections.
  • Updates to the Shift Management module enable users to more accurately manage the detailed plan for each shift by closely monitoring near real-time progress of the plan through new views of the shift data and make ongoing amendments, as needed.
  • Central Monitoring enhancements provide a new dimension for reconciliation by comparing the progress of operational activities against plan to quickly identify changes through an interactive map of the operation.

As part of Dassault Systèmes, GEOVIA leads the way in delivering tomorrow's innovations in modelling and simulation for mining and is home to world-renowned solutions including Surpac, GEMS, Minex, Whittle, MineSched, PCBC, Hub and InSite.

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