GlobalData has collected information on providers of specialist mining software, such as mine planning, surveying, geological block modelling and asset management software, from 539 active mines from across the globe. This report summaries the leading suppliers overall, by region and mine type, as well as providing the results of a survey of key decision-makers regarding the extent to which they have invested in mining software and expectations for future investment.
Overall trends in the data revealed: The primary technologies expected to see the greatest increases in penetration over the next two years are UAVs/drones, followed by remote control/machine automation, and real-time video training. 80% of mines have already invested in collision avoidance, scheduling and shift optimization, tire monitoring, predictive maintenance, fleet management and environmental monitoring technologies. UAVs/drones have the least penetration of the technologies with only 40% currently invested. This was followed by real time video training with 42% of...