Kinross Gold Controls Mining Operations Using MicroStrategy Mobile™
TYSONS CORNER, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE: KGC) has deployed a mining operations iPad application using MicroStrategy Mobile™. Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia, and the United States.
Kinross needed a mobile solution that could address its diverse workforce, provide near real-time feedback on mining operations, and give regional supervisors the ability to input data directly from the mines without the need for PCs. According to Alexis Ricordi, Director of Project Management, Kinross completed a full analysis of all the available analytics vendors to select its platform of choice. Considerations included speed of the platform, ease of use, mobile functionality, speed to development, and total cost of ownership.
"Previously, we were spending way too much time maintaining the systems and getting them to the point where we can actually deliver business value," said David Cefai, VP Information Technology, Kinross Gold Corporation. "We needed to make a course correction in our BI strategy. That's when we started to look to more robust solutions and selected MicroStrategy as the clear leader. I have been very happy with this decision."
Kinross has taken the approach to develop once and deploy everywhere. "When developing dashboards at Kinross, we make sure that we design them to run on PC's as well as on mobile equipment," added Ricordi. "One of the biggest advantages of MicroStrategy is that we can develop them once and they can be available to the users on multiple platforms."
Having a mobile application has benefited Kinross' fleet management supervisors who are constantly on the go. The Kinross iPad application is used across multiple sites in different countries, and automatically changes based on the language needed. Additionally, with transaction services, the supervisors are able to input data directly from the field, which speeds up decision-making. To learn more about MicroStrategy Mobile's use at Kinross, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTV76dLLPbc.
"Since implementing MicroStrategy, we have also been making significant business process changes. There is no debate that the solutions that we implemented both from a process and technology perspective are delivering significant value," said Cefai.
"The ability to deliver timely insights to decision makers in the field in whatever language they need it is imperative to a global organization like Kinross," said Paul Zolfaghari, President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "MicroStrategy Mobile, widely regarded by leading industry analysts as the top mobile BI platform, differentiates itself from other mobile BI tools with its support for multi-language content and numerous other analysis capabilities. Simply put, MicroStrategy Mobile allows organizations like Kinross to easily explore their data and uncover valuable nuggets of insight in a few taps. No other niche vendor matches MicroStrategy Mobile's power, simplicity, and elegance."
About Kinross Gold Corporation
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia and the United States, employing approximately 9,000 people worldwide. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: KGC).
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty, offered either on premises or in the cloud.
The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout the enterprise. Our analytics platform delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share their insights anywhere, anytime. MicroStrategy Mobile™ lets organizations rapidly build information-rich applications that combine multimedia, transactions, analytics, and custom workflows. The MicroStrategy Identity Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Usher™) provides organizations the ability to develop a secure mobile app for identity and credentials. The MicroStrategy Loyalty Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Alert) is a next-generation, mobile customer loyalty and engagement solution. To learn more about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy).
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