Today it is more important than ever to plan robustly and be able to react quickly to change. Minemax has announced some of its plans for product development. Since its introduction in February this year at SME, Minemax Planner for rapid high-level strategic planning has attracted a lot of attention. New users say that it is easy to use, is much faster than traditional tools and can handle very large models. Minemax has the following development planned:Block attribute-based slope region definitionsMore accurate modelling of geo-technical slope across region boundariesModelling riskEnhanced scenario and sensitivity analysisSeamless integration with Minemax Scheduler.Integrated waste dump schedule optimisation has recently been added to Minemax Scheduler. Many customers have now been trained in this new area and are developing integrated pit and waste dump optimal schedules. Some new developments in Minemax Scheduler on the horizon include:Enhanced capex modelling for trucking, including multiple instances and decaying capacityA new capex framework for supply chain that allows capex dependencies and mandatory minimum time lag between capex decisionsBatching optimisation scenariosSeamless integration with Minemax Planner.iGantt for activity-based production scheduling has the following new additions planned:64-bit deploymentNew reporting options for resourcesExtended api functions to expand integration optionsA new licensing framework to enable flexible network licensingTempo for integrated mine planning has the following new additions planned:Extended optimization modelling for resources and stockpilesDetailed financial reportingMore options for automated precedence generation64-bit deployment.