ARANZ Geo Limited, the Kiwi developer of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog, has announced a partnership with leading mine planning and engineering software Deswik.
According to the Christchurch-based firm, the partnership further enhances ARANZ Geo’s strategy of partnering with “like-minded” innovators.
ARANZ Geo’s Leapfrog programme partners include leading software solutions Snowden Supervisor, Mapinfo Discover from Pitney Bowes, Esri ArcGIS, and now Deswick.
“We are focused on providing Leapfrog customers with valuable integration to deliver the best possible mining software solutions,” says Shaun Maloney, CEO, ARANZ Geo.
“Deswick and our other partners are all at the forefront of what they do. The Leapfrog partner programme brings these specialist providers together to collaborate on an ongoing basis to ensure users can readily switch between programmes and reap the benefits.”
According to Matt Chilcott, Managing Director of Deswik, integration has always been a “key differentiator” of Deswik’s software.
“Our integration with Leapfrog’s market leading geological software furthers our vision of extensive, simple and automated integration throughout the entire mine planning value chain,” he adds.
Deswik interoperability is available now through recently released Leapfrog Geo 2.2 - users can create a sub blocked model in Leapfrog Geo, then import into Deswik for mine planning, optimisation and basic estimation.
“Deswik interoperability enhances efficiency and improves workflows in mine planning and operations, but the partnership is about much more than pure functionality,” says Mike Walker, Partner Manager, ARANZ Geo.
“We share a similar culture and both place importance on doing things differently and better. Although non-competitive, we are in a similar market space and we both understand and appreciate the ongoing value of our long term relationship.”