What are the defining characteristics and benefits of Whittle Consulting’s proprietary software system, Prober-E?
Prober-E is the most advanced optimisation software available to the mining industry. It is a highly sophisticated, proprietary, multi-thread, cloud-enabled, non-linear, multi-variable, simultaneous mining optimiser. Utilised exclusively by Whittle Consulting for the benefit of our clients, Prober-E has the power to resolve the largest and most complex Enterprise Optimisation models. The capacity within Prober- E allows Whittle Consulting to harness the substantial knowledge, understanding and data that already exists within a mining organisation – without having to compromise on detail.
Utilising Prober-E, all 10 Steps of a Whittle Enterprise Optimisation model are interrelated and therefore must and can be considered simultaneously. The mathematical permutations quickly become exponential, to the point that simulation techniques alone cannot cope. Sophisticated optimisation is therefore required, which unlike other mining software, Prober-E achieves.
Prober- E has been developed and refined by Whittle Consulting over the past 30 years. It is the culmination of over 3 decades of development by Jeff Whittle AO, the founder of Whittle Consulting. Starting with the Whittle Pit Optimiser software in the 1980’s, Whittle Consulting has developed software to control every aspect of a mining business. With Prober-E, optimisation is achieved for mining businesses from the mineral resource right through to cash flow.
Unlike other mining optimisation software, once Prober-E is set up, mining businesses can quickly run and compare multiple scenarios. This means that Prober-E allows clients to evaluate dozens of scenarios in weeks, not months, and to thoroughly consider how these options will affect their mining business.
“I recognised that Whittle had a great process but importantly, the right tool for the job. Prober-E is that tool. Without it, Integrated Strategic Planning and the optimisation of the entire enterprise simply would not be possible.” Tim Duffy, President Director & Managing Director, Agincourt Resources