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May 10, 2016

 Blog Launch - Mining | Data | Cost | IoT

Emerging Trends in Mining Labor

May 12, 2016

 85K U.S. Mine Sites with Employment Data - Commercial Edition Available Here

March 1, 2016

 85K U.S. Mine Sites with Employment Data - Community Edition Available Here

February 28, 2014

 Overview of Workforce Trends in US Aggregate and Industrial Minerals Industries - SME Annual Meeting


 Emerging Workforce Trends of the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries - National Academies Press

February 20, 2012

Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry - SME Annual Meeting

January 3, 2012

 Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry - White Paper (Sponsors: SME, NMA, NSSGA, and IMA-NA)

August 23, 2011 and November 9, 2011

Emerging Workforce Trends in Mining - Presentation to the National Academies.

September 1, 2011


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Mining labor to be in short supply

August 26, 2011

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     ACIS® is a Web based, collaborative tool that brings together internal and external information inView ACIS infocluding databases, documents, facts, news, soft information, and web links. It classifies and interlinks this information on a continuous basis providing your internal teams current and historic information on their industry.   

    Imagine you are preparing for a meeting with another company or customer. Where would you go for that information? You can use the internet to understand the company basics but where do you go to find company to company history? How would you discover what personal contacts exist? Who in your organization might hav insight into their obsessions...their pain points? What kind of deals do they like or dislike? What if there was a resource you could tap 7x24x365 for this information?

     Next imagine you are looking for an internal expert on conveyors, copper deposits in Peru, Angolan Oil, or anything else for that matter. How would you find those resources? You could walk around and ask everyone. You certainly could email everyone and add to their already staggering piles of correspondence. What if you could search through reputation based profiles built by their owners. Would that help?

     Finally, imagine being able to see all this information organized in categories like people, companies, places, projects, and products. What if you could look at a company and drill through those categories to discover new relationships. Would this help your business development group maintain a portfolio of current prospects? Would you be better prepared to negotiate that next deal? Could you move faster than your competitors?  

     ACIS® is designed to meet these needs. Being Web based and hosted as a SaaS application, you can evaluate the companies, examine recent news, review profiles of people linked to the company, reach out to colleagues on their impressions of the organizational dynamics, etc. and accomplish that from an airport half way around the world or from your own office. How much would this help you and your organization?   

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ACIS as 'Social Network'

    By now, most people have at least heard of social networks. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and a host of others have become household names. There's considerable interest in harnessing the internal company conversations using social networking. However the current set of tools aren't designed for business use.

     ACIS® is a new class of software designed to dynamically create a knowledgebase with contextualized discussions and data. Simply put, ACIS® is a way for your organization to collect, keep, and harvest your local brain trust.

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ACIS for Business Development

     You’ve been telling yourself, ‘...there has to be something better than all those spreadsheets’. ACIS® is that better way.

     Business Development is an interesting challenge for most organizations. Most of the information about current and past opportunities is locked up in the heads of the business development person or team. On the flip-side of this, there are opportunities that exist in other peoples heads that are difficult to tap on an on going basis. This problem is made worse as the number of employees grow and as they travel the globe.

     ACIS® Is a great business development solution because it brings people, information, and conversations into one forum. 

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Purchasing ACIS

     ACIS® is currently deployed and has been used by some of the worlds largest natural resource companies. The original price was in the neighborhood of 350K (USD) and 1K per seat. ASA has moved ACIS® into a SaaS model. This allows us to deploy and maintain the application much more effectively. It also saves the product users time and money they'd spend on an IT staff to maintain the application for their company. This lets us offer it at a much lower price and, because you asked for it, you can pay by the month without the large up-front fees you would pay for commercial software. Contact us for pricing and see our specials. 

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ACIS for Developers

     ASA has development opportunities for those organizations wanting to build and deploy ACIS® for other markets. Contact us to chat about your interests. 

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