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MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 by UXC Eclipse Is Now TEC Certified

Written By: Aleksey Osintsev
Published On: August 13 2013

I am glad to announce that Australian ERP software vendor UXC Eclipse has successfully completed the TEC certification process and its software product called MinePoint ERP has been certified in the model of ERP for the mining industry. The detailed certification report is being prepared now, so you’ll have an opportunity to download it from our Web site soon.

UXC Ltd. is the largest Australian-owned IT services company and offers a variety of products and services to its more than 2500 client organizations. UXC Eclipse, in turn, is the Microsoft Dynamics-focused business unit of the UXC that provides expertise in development, implementation, and servicing business solutions for various customers with a focus on mining. First established in Australia, the company rapidly expanded its scale and presence and now has a team with over 400 people and 14 established offices in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, and Fiji. Although not all of its 1300 customers are mining companies, UXC Eclipse has a depth of experience in working within the mining industry and the resource sector overall.

UXC Eclipse is one of Microsoft’s most awarded partners—the company is a perpetual MS Dynamics Gold Partner and Inner Circle Partner, and was a MS Presidents Club member from 2001 to 2012. Geographically, those awards have been obtained not only in Australia; for example UXC Eclipse has been a finalist and winner of the prestigious Microsoft Partner of the Year award in multiple countries worldwide, particularly Australia, the Asia Pacific region, Canada, and New Zealand.

Eclipse’s MinePoint ERP is a vertical solution for the mining industry that is built on Microsoft Dynamics AX. The Dynamics AX platform has been extended by Eclipse in order to adequately support the industry’s unique standards and to provide mining companies with an ERP tool that would not need major customizations or modifications.

Some additional functionality specific to the mining industry has been developed to enhance the standard Microsoft Dynamics AX product. Together, the standard Microsoft Dynamics AX and the additional mining functionality comprise the MinePoint ERP product, combining known advantages of Dynamics AX software along with industry-focused capabilities.

The software fits to multiple sub-verticals of the mining industry, based on the mining material (for example, bulk commodity or precious metal) as well as by the type of mining. Obviously, the operation techniques and functional requirements of mining companies can be different, but the majority of mining companies can be supported by MinePoint ERP.

The MinePoint ERP product is versatile and scalable enough to be used by mining companies at any stage of their lifecycle, from exploration through construction, production, and even mine rehabilitation. In fact, the stage of the company’s projects defines many things about what is needed in the company’s ERP solution, from functionality required and number of users to the implementation methodology applied.

The functional modules required at specific stages of a mining company’s lifecycle can be activated incrementally, so the number of users involved can vary from five to hundreds, depending on the company’s requirements.

Again, depending on the stage of the mining/exploration project, UXC Eclipse offers a range of different implementation methodologies that are well defined and documented. For example, companies with the majority of their projects at earlier stages would require quicker and simplified implementations in comparison to those with projects at later stages.

Overall, MinePoint ERP software appears to be a strong and well-tailored solution for the mining industry. More details on the software and how it looks in comparison to its peer solutions, along with illustrative diagrams and graphs, can be found in the upcoming TEC MinePoint certification report. I also encourage readers to perform their own research, and evaluate MinePoint ERP against peer solutions using TEC’s evaluation tools.
 
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