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Reflex vs CorePlan for Drilling Contractors

April 26, 2023

Reflex vs CorePlan for Drilling Contractors

Drilling Software
Written by
Megan Gammie

CorePlan vs Reflex compared for drilling contractors

What is Reflex (IMDEX)?

Reflex is a technology brand owned by IMDEX Limited, offering a variety of tech solutions to the minerals industry. IMDEX also sell a variety of surveying tools under the Reflex brand that are widely used in the industry. 

Drilling professionals tend to use the names ‘Reflex’ and ‘IMDEX’ interchangeably, but most of the time when they’re talking about Reflex software, what they’re actually referring to is their digital workflow made up of the IMDEX Mobile app and IMDEX HUB-IQ web portal, which are sold under the Reflex brand. 

Reflex for drilling

Reflex offers drilling contractors reporting and analytics capabilities by capture and analysis of drilling data to deliver insights and produce reports.

Reflex’s workflow begins with the driller using the mobile app to capture their data, which is consolidated into HUB-IQ for analysis and sharing. 

IMDEX-HUB IQ works as an online web portal for drilling supervisors to validate their field data, but it was also built to accommodate a wider set of industry needs outside of drilling businesses. For example, it also connects with Seequent for 3D modelling for your geo’s side of the workflow, plus it connects up with a range of Reflex-built tools that collect data from down the hole.

Can you invoice clients and pay staff using Reflex?

Reflex does not currently offer invoicing functionality on HUB-IQ. So, admin teams will need to arrange another system to charge their clients and have a data management plan in place to ensure that their invoices match the latest versions of the data and cost contract. 

There is also no built-in timesheet feature or add-on, so you’d need another system to manage payroll.  

A Reflex alternative

CorePlan is a Reflex alternative for drilling contractors that enables them to manage their drilling AND their entire operations. This includes tools to help plan, manage, execute, report and analyse all aspects of their operations such as client and staff management, cost records, performance breakdowns, contracts, scheduling and more.

It’s a modern, cloud-based platform that’s designed to help your team drill smarter, not harder, by automating repetitive paperwork across multiple areas of your business so your team can focus on what they do best.

See how CorePlan’s drilling intelligence platform can help you take your drilling operations to the next level by integrating all areas of your drilling workflow into one central digital location.

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This article was produced in good faith by referencing publicly available materials on the Reflex website in February of 2023. We have taken great care to be as accurate as possible based on the available material. If we have missed any information please don’t hesitate to contact us and request a revision. 

We recommend evaluating all options and making a decision based on value, time to adopt, ease of use and future-proofing. A drilling contractors’ software buyers guide is available to assist.

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