RPMGlobal updates MinVu with “true Intelligent Short Interval Control”

MinVu has received its first new release under the ownership of RPMGlobal, with the updates focused on integration with the Australia-headquartered company’s Enterprise Planning Framework (EPF).

The release of MinVu 5.0 will allow for a standardised exchange of information between RPM and third-party products, according to RPM, alleviating the sort of interoperability problems that companies are faced with today.

By rapidly pooling, validating, standardising, and integrating multiple stores of data into a powerful reporting platform, MinVu provides long- and short-term mine planning, mine-wide operational reporting, and analytics solutions, RPM said.

“Whilst integration with EPF directly benefits MinVu, the rest of RPM’s product suite are also enhanced as they are able to utilise all of the actuals data that has been captured and stored,” the company said.

Since the acquisition of MinVu by RPM in February this year, the product has become part of RPM’s suite of Enterprise solutions.

Michael Baldwin, Executive General Manager of Product Strategy for RPM, said: “With this first release we wanted to do something really big to demonstrate the value of the MinVu product. When you are talking about combining two software companies that have each been around for more than 25 years that has equated to a huge amount of development that all our products can now use to their advantage.”

Specific integration was completed with XECUTE and AMT, RPM’s short-term planning and asset management solution. Both XECUTE and AMT use machine-specific information captured and validated by MinVu.

MinVu currently has connectors to all major operational capture systems giving it the largest library of any solution commercially available, according to RPM. This includes all major fleet management systems and high precision GPS vendors.

The product also now includes a new module called Shift Manager which “delivers true Intelligent Short Interval Control (SIC) to the market”, RPM said. The company has been developing a SIC solution since 2016 after acquiring a shift management software product.

Baldwin said: “MinVu automatically provides the feedback of actuals data captured by operational systems and a rich decision support data to produce a SIC system. Shift Manager then highlights deviations from the plan and provides the tools for course corrections to ensure shift and long-term plan compliance.”

RPM said MinVu provides automation and, hence, a higher level of accuracy through the many operational data connectors and validation engines. It also has hundreds of reports and dashboards configurable from the off and delivered through web, mobile, email and other visual display methods.

Baldwin said: “The software was reliant on manual data and had some pretty basic reporting, so we immediately looked for ways to automate the entry of actuals information and deliver a rich analytic user experience. The combination of this previous acquisition, MinVu, EPF and our planning expertise is real a game changer in the short-term control space as nothing else in the market has the complete solution.”

On top of the integration development within this release, RPM has focused on the end user experience. The release has added more than 100 core improvements to address speed and usability giving the end user a far better experience.

“Last of all, MinVu 5.0 comes with a major cosmetic facelift to the user interface bringing a fresh, new feel to the software in line with RPM’s other products,” the company said.