Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

August 02, 2005 14:29 ET

Announcing the Release of Gemcom In-Site™; The Next Generation Production Information Management Solution

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 2, 2005) - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM) announces the release of Gemcom In-Site™, the next generation production information management solution for open-pit and underground mines.

"Releasing In-Site is a very important milestone for us," said Omid Ejtemai, Executive Vice President and CTO. "This new solution is the communications backbone to Mine Production Management Solutions (MPMS). In-Site integrates with Gemcom's industry-leading GEMS geological modelling and mine planning software, enabling mine managers to measure their operation's actual performance against their mine plans."

In-Site is a mine production management business intelligence solution that delivers analytical and reporting tools to provide accurate and timely decision-support in all phases of the mining value-chain. Integrating with mine planning databases, mining equipment systems and enterprise resource planning systems, In-Site provides a unified view of information from across single or multiple operations in near real-time. As an open technology platform, In-Site has been designed for maximum scalability to support both single-site and corporate-wide implementations.

"Our goal is to help mining companies achieve alignment of their operations with strategic corporate goals," said Peter Orr, Senior Product Manager. "In-Site allows companies to embed continuous improvement metrics into day-to-day operational reports, and enables managers to more effectively track progress toward six sigma and balanced scorecard goals."

In-Site manages mine production information at three levels. At the process level, it captures and validates data from mining equipment systems. At the operational level it provides near real-time production reporting. At the management level, In-Site provides unmatched data query and analysis capability.

Using advanced business intelligence technology, In-Site gives mining professionals reports and analysis tools that are tailored to their specific roles. Performance Dashboards summarize production performance at a glance and the web-based Production Reports provide the detailed information needed to make daily decisions. The system also includes powerful query and analysis tools which provide unrivalled flexibility to analyze business performance.

"In-Site is designed to help forward-thinking companies to achieve strategic advantage through information leadership," said Orr.

This new Gemcom solution increases return on capital equipment by leveraging data stored in mining equipment systems. In-Site provides rapidly configurable connectors for integration with common mining systems such as mine planning databases, drilling equipment, dispatch, laboratory information systems, plant SCADA systems, as well as Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

In-Site helps mining professionals to make better tactical day-to-day decisions. With data gathered continuously from across the mining value chain, In-Site also helps mining operators to consistently meet production and cost targets.

About Gemcom

Gemcom is a global provider of Mine Production Management Solutions (MPMS). Established in 1985, the Company delivers technical mining applications, professional services, training, and support. Reliable, timely information provided by Gemcom's MPMS allows for greater control throughout the mine lifecycle, which can translate into significant productivity gains.

Gemcom has a customer base of more than 1000 mine sites in over 90 countries, including such industry giants as Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Codelco, CVRD, De Beers, Noranda, Rio Tinto, and Teck Cominco, which rely on Gemcom's software to facilitate economic decision-making at their operations.

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