Not all digital PLOD software or management systems are created equal. As the rise of the digital PLOD / digital DDR takes hold, many systems are fraught with issues that they don’t include in their marketing or fine print.
We should know, as often we have companies reach out to us, frustrated after having adopted a digital PLOD system that doesn’t quite meet their needs, looking for an alternative solution.
What are the issues we are seeing in the market?
- There is limited scope for custom development on basic packages, and the out of the box solution they implemented misses vital information.
- Mining companies are moving towards preferred suppliers for their PLOD reporting systems, the company they are using is not one of them.
- Acquisitions are forcing drilling contractors to use new systems, after already having invested training and planning into their current systems.
- The customer service they receive is minimal, and problems are not solved quickly, causing reputational risk and impacting relationships with the mining companies they work with.
- The systems are still using import or export of CSVs either at drilling rig end or client mining company end, ultimately making all parties non-compliant with SOC2, JORC and other regulations.
- The cost is prohibitive and their pricing tiers are not structured to support the drilling companies growth (paying extra fees per plod gets costly!)
Don’t buy into marketing. Don’t buy into hard sales tactics.
Ultimately, implementing a digital PLOD system into your drilling business is likely one of the most significant digital tools you will adopt (if you have not already).
Take the time to look at all options.
When choosing a digital PLOD software consider:
- How large is the company? Are they so big they will not see you as important?
- What are their goals? If they all about rapid client acquisition and scalability this could mean the service you get now, you don’t get later? How will this impact your business?
- Are they ethical? Are they finding ways to undermine others in the industry?
- Do they encourage you to look at all the options? A good technology partner will know not one size fits all, some just suit other companies better.
- What is their reputation with your clients? Are they working with the mining companies you want or have as clients? Are they already their preferred supplier (if they are, could this benefit your business)?
- Are you aware of all offerings in the market? Getting 2-3 alternative pricing / scoping options will help you really know which solution is right for you.
Colleagues Matrixx are one of a few companies offering digital PLOD/DDR software here in Australia, along with our global counterparts. We are not all the same, and our offerings all vary, as do our pricing, and our other industry benefits. Our team are always available for a no obligation chat to understand your needs, and what might work best for your future goals.
In addition to the challenges mentioned above, “digital plod software” (also known as PLOD/DDR software) plays a crucial role in revolutionising the way drilling businesses operate. With the rapid advancement of technology, it is essential to choose a digital PLOD software system that addresses these challenges and empowers your business with efficient and reliable solutions.
Digital PLOD software, such as the one offered by Colleagues Matrixx, goes beyond the limitations of basic packages. It provides extensive customization options, allowing drilling businesses to tailor the system according to their unique requirements. By capturing and analysing vital information, the software ensures accurate and comprehensive reporting, enabling better decision-making and streamlined operations.
Mining companies are increasingly partnering with preferred suppliers for their PLOD reporting systems, recognizing the value they bring. Choosing a reputable and trusted provider like Colleagues Matrixx enhances your credibility and strengthens relationships with mining companies, potentially opening new opportunities for collaboration and growth.
Amidst acquisitions and industry changes, transitioning to a new PLOD system can be disruptive. Colleagues Matrixx understands the challenges drilling contractors face and offers seamless migration and integration services. Our experienced team guides you through the process, minimizing downtime and maximizing the benefits of the new system.
At Colleagues Matrixx, customer satisfaction is our top priority. We provide exceptional customer service, promptly addressing any issues or concerns that may arise. By resolving problems efficiently, we safeguard your reputation and maintain positive relationships with mining companies, ensuring continued success for your business.
In today’s data-driven world, compliance with industry regulations is non-negotiable. Our digital PLOD software eliminates the need for manual CSV imports or exports, ensuring compliance with SOC2, JORC, and other essential standards. By automating data transfer processes, we optimize efficiency while adhering to regulatory requirements, saving you time and resources.
Affordability is a key consideration for drilling companies. Colleagues Matrixx offers flexible pricing tiers designed to support your business’s growth. Say goodbye to paying excessive fees per PLOD report, as our pricing structure is scalable and aligned with your needs. This empowers your business to maximize the benefits of our software without straining your budget.
When choosing a digital PLOD software, it’s crucial to select a company that prioritizes your success. Colleagues Matrixx stands out in the market by providing personalized attention to every client, regardless of their size. We believe in building long-term partnerships and are committed to delivering solutions that align with your goals, both now and in the future.
With a strong reputation among mining companies, Colleagues Matrixx has earned the trust of clients worldwide. Our software is already the preferred choice for leading mining companies, offering a competitive advantage to businesses that partner with us. Join our network of satisfied clients and unlock the potential of your drilling operations.
In conclusion, Colleagues Matrixx offers a comprehensive digital DDR software solution that overcomes the challenges prevalent in the market. With our ethical approach, commitment to customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, scalability, and industry reputation, we are the ideal technology partner for your drilling business.
Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation or product demo, and let us help you achieve your future goals with our cutting-edge software.