Systemised Resource Governance

The mineral inventory is widely considered the foundation of a company’s value. The resource and reserves then, which are based on that inventory, form the pillars of your business plan. It’s no surprise then, that the reporting of this information is considered a critical business function. One that warrants dedicated efforts to ensure reporting governance secures that value.

Accurate and timely reporting and management of your resource and reserve matters to your board, investors and the market. It is a key indicator of your mining company’s future value. If the numbers are not reliable, your business will suffer and your investors will lose faith.

Regulator is a tool that allows your corporate head office to take control of the reporting governance information flow. It gives you a repeatable process for collecting, storing, preparing and reporting resource and reserve information across all your assets, irrespective of commodity, location or your share in ownership. Built on our expertise of the reporting requirements and using advanced data management software, Regulator keeps the process simple, transparent and robust.

After more than 25 years of advising companies on this issue, we completely understand the difficulties in ensuring this information is properly reported. So, we’ve built in the best reporting practices, used by the top companies we have worked with around the world, to embed this into your business. Regulator gives you confidence in a process you can use every year to collate and report your resource and reserve information.

Driving governance into your resource and reserve reporting, Regulator helps you protect your business and your reputation.

Modules

Regulator Corporate Dashboard Screen

Corporate Declaration Dashboard

Meeting reporting deadlines is always a challenge. Regulator uses an interactive Corporate Dashboard displaying the status of all declarations to highlight which are active, healthy, at risk or have breached deadlines. This leaves you in no doubt where to invest additional attention, manage the information flow and deliver confidence that you’ll meet those deadlines.

Regulator Declaration Dashboard Screen

Declaration Dashboard

Regulator’s Declaration Dashboard is the next level of granularity when reviewing the progress of reporting declarations. Colour coded to highlight progress, each declaration is transparent and tracked in line with a defined approval process. Regulator’s Notification panel prompts actions in line with this process, ensuring everyone is informed of the status and the next step.

Regulator Declaration Details Screen

Declaration Components

Regulator allows you to select from several reporting components to generate declarations that meet your needs. Each reporting declaration can comprise exploration, resource, reserve, reconciliation and JORC table 1 information. You select which is appropriate, which ensures every declaration meets your reporting requirements exactly.

Features

  • Manage locally, access globally.
  • Multi-jurisdictional reporting.
  • Best practice reporting enabled through an interactive tile-based design allows for reporting criteria to be entered easily and quickly. Reports generated can be exported to Microsoft Excel, Word or Adobe Acrobat.
  • Audit trail for Resources and Reserves.
  • Declaration Details highlight progress, approval requirements, and include ability to attach supporting documentation.
  • Version control.
  • Approval hierarchy and workflow.
  • Notification panel ensure everyone is aware of the progress of a declaration and the next step.

System Requirements

Regulator is an HTML 5 web application and as such requires a web browser on the client computer or tablet. Being HTML 5 the user will require one of the browsers mentioned below (note this is not a comprehensive list but rather the most common browsers):

  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

No other software is required on the client PC.

Regulator has been architected to run on either a single or n-tier architecture on premise or cloud hosted. The following minimum recommendations have been prepared to assist in the procurement or configuration of infrastructure to support a production environment for nominal usage of the product.

Although Regulator can run on a single database and application server if required, Snowden recommends the following taxonomy for a standard installation of the product. If a single server implementation is preferred, Snowden recommends the servers’ minimum specifications should match those defined for the database server below.

The Application server will be used to host the following:

  • Regulator Website
  • Regulator Workflow Engine
  • SMTP client if required
COMPONENTDESCRIPTION
Hardware
ImplementationVirtual Server Or Physical Machine
ProcessorDiscrete Cores: 2 (Must be specified on the Virtual server if VM)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Family: Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron
Core Speed: 2.5GHz or faster
Memory8GB
Storage500GB
NetworkGigabit
Software
Operating SystemWindows Server 2008R2+
Vendor: Microsoft
Edition: Standard Edition, 64-bit
Web ServerInternet Information Server 7+
Vendor: Microsoft
Licensing: Included with Windows Server Standard Edition
OtherMicrosoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Microsoft .NET 4
Microsoft .NET 4.5
ASP .NET 2.0.50727 (Loaded into IIS)
ASP .NET 4.0 (Loaded into IIS)
The Database server will be used to host the following:

  • Regulator Database
  • Regulator Reporting (SQL Server Reporting Services)
COMPONENT DESCRIPTION
Hardware
ImplementationVirtual Server Or Physical Machine
ProcessorDiscrete Cores: 4
Architecture: 64-Bit
Family: Intel Xeon or AMD Operator
Core Speed: 2.5GHz or faster
Minimum Memory8GB
Minimum StorageCapacity: 400GB Capacity calculated from:

  • 50GB Operating System
  • SQL Server data storage of 50GB
  • SQL Server log stored of 50GB
  • TempDB storage of 50GB
  • Working area of 200GB for support and temporary database backups
  • Long term backups are not included in this calculation
  • Require 10kRPM minimum spindle speed

Preferred Disk Configuration for Performance:

  • RAID-1 configuration on SQL Server log storage
  • RAID-5 configuration on SQL Server data storage
  • Write-back caching on all attached storage controllers
NetworkGigabit
Software
Operating SystemWindows Server 2008 R2+
Vendor: Microsoft
Edition: Standard Edition, 64-bit
Database ServerSQL Server 2008 R2+
Vendor: Microsoft
Edition: Standard Edition 64-bit
Reporting ServerReporting Services 2008+
Vendor: Microsoft
Edition: Standard Edition 64-bit
Licensing: Included with SQL Server
OtherMicrosoft .NET 4
Microsoft .NET 4.5