Vendor:Datamine Software Ltd.

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Datamine Software Ltd.
Type Limited
Industry Data management
Headquarters Unit A, Underwood Business Park, Wookey Hole Road, Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom
Number of locations 26
Area served Worldwide
Key people Dylan Webb, Brad Thompson
Parent Vela Software International, Inc.
Subsidiaries Assaynet Inc.

Datamine Software Ltd. provides services to and develops and distributes software solutions for the mining industry.


Datamine Software Ltd. was formally founded in January 1996.[1] Datamine was acquired by CAE, Inc. in April 2010 as an expansion of services into the mining industry.[2] However, in October 2015, CAE sold Datamine and its Datamine LIMS to Canada-based Constellation Software, Inc., citing a need "to concentrate our capital investment and management resources on our three core markets."[3] Datamine was then placed under the umbrella of Constellation Software's Vela Software International, Inc.[4][5]

In August 2019, Datamine announced that it had acquired the "intelligent mining solutions" (IMS) division of ABB Ltd., including its CCLAS laboratory information management system, which originally was created by Mincom Pty. Ltd. Datamine declared in its press release that "[a]ll [acquired] IMS products will continue to be actively developed and supported."[6]

It appears not long after the acquisition of ABB and its CCLAS LIMS offerings, the Datamine LIMS was quietly discontinued, with the web page and online brochure for the offering disappearing in the fall of 2019.

In May 2023, Datamine announced that it had acquired Assaynet Inc. Datamine justified the acquisition by saying, "Through this acquisition, Datamine is continuing to expand its portfolio comprised of the most comprehensive and sophisticated suite of solutions for mining operational needs."[7] Terms of the acquisition were not given, and it's not clear what will happen to Assaynet (merger, subsidiary, etc.).

Former technology

Datamine LIMS was a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that "facilitates workflow management by automating mine site laboratory processes."[8][9]

Technology and products


CCLAS is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) "that automates laboratory processes" and "offers superior quality control functions" for "mining companies, commercial testing, and wastewater laboratories."[10] The software can be installed locally on a Windows machine (as CCLAS EL[11]) or hosted in the cloud via the SaaS distribution model, as CCLAS 6[10]

The company has many other non-laboratory software options. Consult their website to learn more about them.


Product: CCLAS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[11][10]
Sample tracking?Y[11][10]
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?Y[11][10]
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?Y[11][10]
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?Y[11][10]
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?Y[11][10]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?Y[11][10]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[11][10]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[11][10]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[11][10]
Report printing?Y[11][10]
Label support?Y[11][10]
Barcode support?Y[11][10]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[11][10]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[11][10]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?Y[11][10]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[11][10]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
environmental, geology and mining, power and utility


Demonstration videos and other media

The following demo video exists for CCLAS:

Additional information


  1. "Datamine Software Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 28 September 2019. "Search for Datamine Software or company # 03142904" 
  2. "CAE acquires Datamine to further its entry into the mining sector". CAE, Inc. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2019. 
  3. "CAE Sells Datamine to Constellation Software". Engineering & Mining Journal. October 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2019. 
  4. "CAE to sell its Datamine mining software business to Constellation Software (T.CSU)". Stockhouse. Stockhouse Publishing Ltd. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  5. "Metals and Mining". Vela Software International, Inc. Retrieved 02 October 2021. 
  6. "Datamine Acquires Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS)". Datamine Software Ltd. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019. 
  7. Gleeson, D. (10 May 2023). "Datamine acquires LIMS specialist AssayNet". International Mining. Retrieved 31 May 2023. 
  8. "Geological Data Management Software". Vela Software International, Inc. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  9. "Datamine - LIMS Laboratory Information Management System". Datamine. June 2018. Archived from the original on 16 July 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 "CCLAS 6". Datamine Software Ltd. Retrieved 31 August 2020. 
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 "Mining Operations Software". Datamine Software Ltd. Retrieved 04 October 2022.