Trimble Navigation has announced the acquisition of the Australia-based Mining Information Systems (MIS); the deal will enhance enterprise-level information management through cross-functional geospatial, workforce, and cost data to support decisions and productivity. Financial terms were undisclosed.

MIS provides overall market-leading systems for monitoring and management of mining and ore processing operations; Trimble hailed the agreement. “MIS unlocks a complete view of productivity and profitability across planning, operations and finance,” said Mining Division Business Director Nathan Pugh. “We can increase the use of data sources for our customers.”

David Prance, managing director of the Perth-based MIS, was also effusive. “Trimble’s leadership in geospatial technologies will be integral to productivity and control applications in the resources sector.”