Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 covers the whole mine lifecycle and helps mining and oil exploration companies improve their key financial processes. Considering that not all mines are at the same lifecycle stage MDAX have designed “AX for Mining” for every stage so all mining industries be able to find a suitable solution for their business needs. MDAX will fully address the big issues facing mining managements such as cost control, integrated enterprise asset management (EAM), people management and efficient workforce and cause and effect management. MDAX supports mining management through Financial Management, Reliability Management and Workforce Management in each mining lifecycle stage.

Mining has following stages:

A combination of AX Financial Management and Dynamics AX Physicals Management. This combination will allow mining companies to make the wisest investments in their ERP road map and provide foundation for operations that can simply grow as the mine does.

Challenges at this stage are:

  • Cost Control
  • Statutory reporting
  • Multi-company/currency consolidations
  • Remote access

Dynamics AX Reliability Management (for maintenance, HRM and OH&S) can be added to the MDAX finance and physicals to enhance the mining performance.

Challenges at this stage are:

  • Engineering projects management
  • Construction projects management
  • Asset acquisition recording
  • Communication issues between site and head office

Dynamics AX Workforce Management which includes payroll and rostering.

Challenges at this stage are:

  • Resource management
  • Workforce management
  • Health and safety
  • Asset management

There are a number of options for mines at this stage, either a choice of full replacement of their system and migration to MDAX to reduce the cost of production if the existing system is old or implementing “ AX For mining” for specific areas areas such as workforce and physical management.