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Our New Site...

September 1, 2011

We've grown and our old site was a bit dated so we made a change...same address...with a bit more snap.

Emerging Trends in Mining Labor

August 23, 2011

Cliff Brandon delivers a presentation on the future of mining labor to the National Academies.

Press Releases

August 1, 2010

Press Release - ACIS


Mining labor to be in short supply

August 26, 2011

boy with haulpak in snowYour Future in mining....

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New! Hosted Services and HaaS Solutions

     Need to consolidate data and documents from locations all over the world? Do you have applications or data that your organization needs to share but you don't have a server? No dedicated IT personnel? Is you server equipment in an office closet or the break room? You should check out our industry designed physical and virtual server solutions.

     Could you use a secure server managed by people who understand both the technology and the natural resource, engineering, and industrial construction business? Contact us here at ASA.

Special Hosting and ACIS Bundle: ACIS® originally sold for 350K (USD) and was used by some of the largest mining companies in the world for business development. Now we are distributing it as a Saas application. Use our hosting service and try out ACIS® free for 3 months.

New! Virtual Data Rooms...

     Imagine being able to share CA protected materials, M&A information, Board of Director minutes, and other sensitive company information from a secure location that also records who opened what documents and when. All in managed environment...no IT required. Contact us here at ASA.

ACIS - Internal Social Media ...

     If you've looked at social networks and wondered how they could help your bottom line you should take a look at ACIS®. Leverage the knowledge of your organization by brining together information and internal conversations in a single SaaS provided environment.

     Web based and collaborative internal social network solution. ACIS® integrates internal and external data...it really can pull together the information you need to make the most of your opportunities.

ASA is actively seeking partners to move ACIS into other verticals. Contact us if you would like more information.

PCDW - Project Control Data Warehouse ...

     Check out the first Open Source Style Data Warehouse Model. This model consumes project data and makes it available for complex consolidated reporting. For use by the project control community…with license conditions but without a fee.

     There is one recurring Project question, "How is your project going?". Depending on who's asking the question there can be many different answers. The mission of the PCDW is to help answer that question...from many points of view.    

   The PCDW is built on the Open Data Warehouse Model (ODWM - see below). Very similar to the Open Source model, it provides a standard warehouse container, for use by the community with license conditions but without a fee. 

   ASA's mission is to provide and maintain the PCDW so that owners, developers, and vendors have a stable platform that can be openly shared. 

ODWM - Open Data Warehouse Model ...

     The ODWM is a model for building an Open Source Style data warehouse. The model provides a mechanism for delivering and maintaining standard, targeted data warehouses to a community using a model that incorporates many of the ideas from the Open Source model.

   ASA has released two white papers explaining why the ODWM concept works and the basics for how to construct an Open Data Warehouse.

Opening the Data Warehouse (click to open)

The Open Data Warehouse Model (click to open)

   The commoditization of data warehousing, particularly if it follows an Open Warehouse/Source trajectory has some profound implications for the Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, and ERP markets.