PULSE BEATS STRONGLY FOR LATEST WINNERS
The secret behind some of today’s industry leaders is an Australian developed suite of solutions for managing the entire mining business in real-time, on-site and remotely, with automatic data-capture and full integration.
Companies like award-winning Kestrel, Centennial, and others using Pulse Mining ERP to manage their vital signs before and during the pandemic can emerge stronger on the other side compared to their peers and competitors, according to Ash Bosworth, the managing director and CEO of Pulse.
“My talks at IMARC over the last couple of years have revolved around the need for mining companies to shift toward Industry 4.0 sooner rather than later,” Mr Bosworth said.
“Those that remained on the fence, relying on systems they’ve cobbled together themselves between software, spreadsheets and paperwork, are suddenly having real trouble maintaining control and visibility across the business.
Almost overnight, as it turns out, digital transformation has become the overarching industry imperative.”
THE SOLUTION TO UNFORESEEN CHALLENGES
In the white paper ‘Holistic Business Optimisation V. The Silo Mentality’, promoted by Austmine to its social media audience in late 2019, Ash Bosworth explained how old-school mining companies are getting left behind by smaller companies with more efficient operations that are more easily managed from any location - even when people are mobile or working from home.
Back then, nobody could have foreseen how necessary it would soon become to manage every aspect of the mining business without necessarily being onsite or attending the office.
“I’ve spoken before about how Pulse Analytics brings together the full picture of real-time business performance from any sensors, spreadsheets, apps, software and systems into multilayer dashboard visualisations with instant drill-down on details,” said Mr Bosworth.
“But while Pulse Analytics is available to everyone, no matter what systems they’re using, it doesn’t eclipse the benefits gained by using our ERP modules and tools as the core management system.
“When we take managers from different business departments on a quick tour of our full suite of solutions, we often hear exclamations of amazement at how Pulse will make everyone’s jobs easier. “
“This is particularly true of our integrated Planning and Budgeting tools.“
“They’re game-changers for managers needing to deal with rapidly changing scenarios at the present time.”
STARTUPS OPTING FOR 100PC DIGITAL ROLL-OUT
Mr Bosworth reported that a slew of startups, and sites planned for reopening after years in care and maintenance, are looking to Pulse for business optimisation from ‘Day One’ of the practical ramp-up into rolling operations.
“Malabar Coal is probably the first of these fully-digital startups to be announced this year, with a Pulse system set to go live in July, after three months of implementation.
Time will reveal how much more efficiently these next-generation outfits will run against larger companies that are still lagging behind with their business technology,” he said.
“And we’re not just talking about startups and reboots in coal but gold, nickel, iron ore and other resources. They’ll run leaner and produce more with greater profitably through using Pulse as their management system.”
PULSE SPIN-OFF TECHNOLOGY FIGHTS COVID-19
Pulse is making headlines around the world this year by providing the technology for Bat Booth 2.0, the world’s only digitally-enabled equipment for minimising the risk of human virus transmission at mining and quarrying sites, while simultaneously monitoring workers for signs of heat stroke and helping to protect against the development of dust-related diseases such as silicosis and CWP (black lung).
Bat Booth 2.0, with Pulse-developed user control interfaces and real-time dashboard views of workforce health to empower HR and safety managers, is already being marketed internationally by the Melbourne-based manufacturer, Mideco.
“Our company has been dedicated to optimising businesses in the mining industry for more than 30-years. Yet today, when many businesses outside of mining are only just learning to pivot for their survival, it demonstrates our native agility when we can develop technology for Bat Booth 2.0 within weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic announcement,” Mr Bosworth said.
“We’re able to build analytics dashboards for most purposes within a few days. With Pulse, even large mining companies can achieve digital transformation within three months, and this quantum upgrade usually costs much less than the old-school system that our fully integrated suite of solutions replaces.”
Managing Director and CEO of Pulse, Ashley Bosworth