Delivering one version of the ‘Data Truth’ and propagating confidence through visibility of people, process and data.
A company’s most valuable asset is their data. So much time and money is spent obtaining data with the most accurate ‘version’ or ‘perception’ of the truth. Mining companies have multiple data systems with a wealth of records to draw on. The data itself has been transformed (through collection, testing, analysis, modelling, manipulation, etc.) and the volume and variety of data keeps growing exponentially.
Companies are seeking to extract data from their operations and processes to optimize on performance. In parallel, they are pursuing collaboration for all stakeholders’ to produce baseline: goals, key performance indicators and best practices to drive excellence throughout their business. To achieve this having one version and source of the truth is critical.
Single Source of Truth (SSoT) Versus Single Version of Truth (SVoT)?*
SSoT- A data storage principle to always source a particular piece of information from one place.
SVoT- One view of data that everyone in a company agrees is the real, trusted number for some operating data.
Whom is governing the data?
Across the mining value chain different departments within a company are in essence using different data languages: their own spreadsheet(s), workflow(s), data manipulation(s) or visualization technique(s) with data that is usually being isolated based on users, departments or sites. By doing so, a ‘silo effect’ is cast reducing productivity, accuracy, profitability and cross-team communication.
The key is storing records inside connected data environments to provide context for all stakeholders building information from any viewpoint. Harnessing the technology of our Dassault Systèmes portfolio, GEOVIA clients can plan their definition of success through ENOVIA (Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools) powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This type of collaboration of data and connectivity provides invisible governance, traceability and accountability of data managed in workflows or full scale projects in real time – accessible anywhere.
To streamline the processes mining companies need to look towards sustainable technological innovation to drive collaboration. The Industry Innovation role offered by Dassault Systèmes is the basis for this collaboration on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Workflow management on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is graphically represented by an interactive ‘Kanban’ style dashboard which tracks the maturity of tasks assigned on a per user basis. Relevant stakeholders can navigate to tasks and view linked data or previously completed tasks to acquire visibility. In parallel, stakeholders within workflows receive e-mail notifications of the assigned task as the workflow propagates through each task, adopting effective collaboration.
Management of workflows such as updating a geological model with multiple: stakeholders, tasks, target dates and iterations of data can be designed to be company compliant. This provides traceability, auditability and repeatability which propagates confidence through visibility.
The data linked to workflows is stored in a secure central file storage(SSoT) on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which is integrated with select GEOVIA products through POWER’BY capabilities.
Secure file storage for structured collaboration (data versioning, file lock, check-in/out, rollback features) and workflow management applications allow you to manage the life-cycle of a data object to establish SVoT.
To unlock the true value of collaboration and approvals, users need to connect data to business processes in one seamless environment, connecting people, data, and ideas. That seamless environment is available now, with the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform.